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Local duo Elijah Medling and Jack Day win State bodyboarding crown for North Albany Senior High School

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North Albany Senior High School's Elijah Medling and Jack Day after their win.
Camera IconNorth Albany Senior High School's Elijah Medling and Jack Day after their win. Credit: Surfing WA/Lace Lu

North Albany Senior High School young guns Jack Day and Elijah Medling won the senior boys bodyboarding title at the 2022 SunSmart School Surfing Titles that concluded at Trigg Beach in Perth last Friday.

Medling and Day were both representing NASHS as they took on Mat Jordi and Max McGregor from Margaret River Senior High School in one of the closest results of the competition with just 1½ points separating the two teams.

The NASHS pairing finished with a score of 31 in the final, narrowly edging out their Margaret River counterparts who finished with 29.5.

The result handed Medling and Day the State crown in the senior boys’ bodyboarding division.

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“We’re stoked to not only make the State final, but to get a win as well caps off an epic campaign for NASHS,” Medling said.

Great Southern champions North Albany Senior High School.
Camera IconGreat Southern champions North Albany Senior High School. Credit: Surfing WA/Lace Lu/Lace.Lu

“Well done to Jack my teammate and Mr Ireland for helping us get here today.”

Students from 27 different regional and metropolitan high schools gathered on Trigg Beach for the culmination of Surfing WA’s biggest participation-based event of the year.

Small, clean and highly contestable waves were on offer with more than 58 teams of boys and girls competing in surfing and bodyboarding divisions to determine WA’s champion surfing school for 2022.

Margaret River were crowned overall champions for a record-breaking 17th time after winning four of the eight division titles on offer.

For the winners of the surfing divisions, they secured their place on the WA team at the Australia Junior Surfing Titles set down for North Stradbroke Island in Queensland later this year.

Action from the Great Southern qualifer.
Camera IconAction from the Great Southern qualifer. Credit: Surfing WA/Lace.Lu/Lace.Lu

Ten qualifying events were held throughout the State over the past month before the State finals were held last week.

The Great Southern’s regional qualifier was held in Denmark on August 12.

NASHS were crowned champion school at that event.

Denmark Senior High School and NASHS were the Great Southern representatives in the State final.

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