Jack Medland is the 2018 Western Australia longboard champion

May 14, 2018 | Surfing
Jack Medland: cutting back at Parry's Beach | Photo: Majeks/Surfing WA

Jack Medland has been crowned the 2018 Western Australia longboard champion.

The event got underway in pumping conditions at Parry's Beach, in Denmark. Western Australia's best loggers were greeted by three-foot waves, long walls and even barrels.

Medland not only won the Open Men's division, but he also added the Open Logger state championship title to his trophy room. The longboarder from Marmion carefully picked the best waves and applied the right moves in the critical moments of his rides.

"There's always great serenity down here and to have it at Parry's has been amazing. There have been some great longboard waves on offer, and I'm stoked to take out the double win, and I'm looking forward to the Aussie Titles," expressed Medland.

On the women's side, Georgia Young, from Swanbourne, imposed her precision riding over her direct opponents and took home her fifth state title.

"It's always such an adventure coming to Denmark. I think I won my first Open Women's State Title back in 2009 and all these years on I still love pulling on a vest and competing," added Young.

A total of 12 new champions have been crowned. They will represent Western Australian in the at the Australian Surf Festival, on the Tweed Coast, NSW, in August.

2018 HIF Western Australia Longboard Titles | Champions

Open Men: Jack Medland
Open Women: Georgia Young
Open Logger: Jack Medland
Under 18 Junior Boys: Jacob McIvor
Under 18 Junior Girls: Zali Corry
Over 40 Men: Brendan Collins
Over 40 Women: Belinda Le Grice
Over 40 Logger: Bill Gibson
Over 45 Men: Paul Burke
Over 50 Men: Kevin Anderson
Over 55 Men: Frank Gray
Over 60 Men: Bill Gibson
Over 65 Men: Stan Davies
Over 70 Men: Dave Ellis