Here is a snapshot Coolum Wedge 2021 results. for full results click here
- Juniors: Lyla Crouch
- Mermaids: Lynda Franklin
- Opens: Jake Rosebrock
- Masters: Harry Gordon
- Tribal Elders: Darren Verrenkamp
And the State Of Origin was won this year by … QLD!
The Inaugural Wedge Trophy went to Jake Rosenbrock, with the Coolum 79ers Perpetual Trophy went to the relative newcomer to bodysurfing, Griffin Willey.
A full breakdown will be up on the site shortly.
Set in the natural amphitheatre of Coolum and attracting some the most powerful swells on the Sunshine Coast, Coolum is the perfect bodysurfing competition venue. Timed to coincide with the peak swell window of March (weekend of 20th), Australia’s best bodysurfers will bring an exceptional display of skill and style to the Coolum coast.Date: 20th March 2021 (7am registration, 7:30am start)Cost: Adult $45, Junior $25Competitors T-Shirt: $15 with registrationAfter Party: After the 4:30pm presentation at the Coolum SLSC
Bought to you by Garage Handplanes and the Coolum 79ers, this will be the most diverse contest of its kind, offering competitors of all ages a more even playing field and the chance to compete against their peers. Divisions include:
- Open (all ages)
- Mermaid’s (all ages)
- Juniors (12-17)*
- Masters (40-55)
- Tribal Elders (>55)*
* This is an age handicap event
While the beachside presents perfect ringside viewing of the event, the competition will also be immortalised with land and water photography and drone video footage.
THE INAUGURAL BODYSURF STATE-OF-ORIGIN TEAM EVENT
At 7am on the morning following the Coolum Wedge (Sunday), a one-off State of Origin Team Event will be held. Teams from NSW and QLD will consist of two Open, one Master, One Tribal Elder and one Women competitor – selections for each team will be made based on the highest placing competitors from the Coolum Wedge competition that wish to take part and based upon their state of domicile.
The event will be tag-team format and 40 minutes in total duration. Each team has one competitor in the water at any one time. The competitor can catch multiple waves, but only the last wave ridden by that competitor will be scored. Upon surfing their scoring wave, the competitor exits the surf and runs back to the marshalling area to tag his next team member who runs to the surf and completes their wave and so forth.
Team members’ waves will only be scored when they re-enter the marshalling area with only those team members who have completed their scoring waves and returned to the marshalling area within the allotted 40 minutes being scored. The highest total team score wins the event.
At the end of the event, all the public and competitors are invited back into the surf for a group session. Whomp with your heroes!