Albany competitor Paul Dupuy grabs second in over-45 and over-50 finals at Surf Masters WA State Championships

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Paul Dupuy on his way to a runner-up finish.
Camera IconPaul Dupuy on his way to a runner-up finish. Credit: Surfing WA/Majeks

Well-known Albany surfer Paul Dupuy finished runner-up in two State titles at the weekend in the South West.

Dupuy finished second in both the over-45 and over-50 men’s divisions at the 2022 West Coast Suspensions Surf Masters WA State Championships that concluded in epic waves on Sunday at Injidup.

It was an action-packed three days of surfing with two days of big and at times challenging conditions at Cobblestones in Gracetown before the finalists competed in clean 3-4 foot swell at Injidup.

In the over-45 final Dupuy recorded a combined two-wave total of 12.65 to finish behind Yallingup’s Paul Patterson on 16.5 while Tommy Trigwell (12.55) and Ian Macpherson (11.75) filled third and fourth respectively.

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Patterson also took out the over-50 final after scoring 15.9 to defeat Dupuy on 12.8 while Peter Cannon (7.65) and Brad Cowan (6.6) also took part in the decider.

In the over-45 division, Dupuy won his first heat after scoring 11.65 before finishing second in his semifinal with a total of 12.75 to progress to the four-person final.

In the over-50 category Dupuy won the opening heat with a score of 11.9 and then claimed his semifinal with a total of 14.05.

Denmark’s Isi Campbell also competed at the event in the open women’s category.

In the first round Campbell scored a 5.5 to finish third but was knocked out in the second round after her score of 2.8 could manage only fourth in her heat.

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