A chance at the Pro on the line as WA Surf Masters Championships starts

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Jake Hagan will be hoping to grab the title this weekend.
Camera IconJake Hagan will be hoping to grab the title this weekend. Credit: Surfing Western Australia

Some of Geraldton’s and the State’s best surfers will be in action over the weekend as the WA Surf Masters Championships begin in Margaret River.

The three-day event will serve as a qualification event for the Australian Surfing Championships taking place in New South Wales next year while four surfers will be awarded positions in the Think Mental Health WA trials which serve as a precursor to the Margaret River Pro.

Jake Hagan is likely in the mix as he looks to get back to his best after an injury shortened his season last year while Michael Molloy is one to watch in the over-50s championship.

However, the conditions are set to be tricky with a building swell and southerly winds making for rough seas.

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But if the pair can earn their trial spots they will join fellow Geraldton boardriders, Max Marsden and Kate McKenzie who earned wildcard entries to the Pro after taking out the Sunshine Surfmasters last year.

“It’s going to be really cool to see multiple generations of WA surfers competing alongside each other,” Surfing WA events manager Justin Majeks said.

“This event will bring together WA surfing pioneers, as well as the young talent that will push our sport forward long into the future.”

The competition begins from 8am on Friday with all the action available from Streamer via streamer.com.au.

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