Dupuy back on the top of the waves
Paul Dupuy has returned to the top of the State surfing rankings after clinching the over-40 men’s crown at the final round of the WA Surf Masters Titles at Flat Rocks in Geraldton at the weekend.
The well-known Albany surfer has resumed State-level competition and won the opening round in Margaret River earlier this year, declaring his desire to earn a place on the State team for the upcoming national championships.
Dupuy booked his place on the WA team, adding another shortboard State title to his name more than a decade on from his last victory, but he was made to work hard for the spoils.
In the over-40 senior masters final, Dupuy couldn’t replicate his opening-round win, but his third place finish netted enough points to secure the overall crown. Wembley Downs’ Ian Macpherson won the four-man final with a score of 15.93 to beat Paul Paterson (13.67), while Dupuy was third with a score of 11.
His efforts in the second and final round earned Dupuy 1460 points to push him to a total of 3460. The total was enough to narrowly edge out Paterson on 3440.
Dupuy also competed in the over-45 grand masters division where he was second overall, which combined the best two waves across two finals.
Paterson won the final with a score of 25 to help him net the State championship with Dupuy second on 20.20.
Dupuy finished 400 points behind Paterson to be second in the overall rankings and will now be part of the WA surf masters team for the upcoming Australian Surf Championships in NSW in August.
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