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