JAN JUC surfers India Robinson and Tully Wylie have won the respective women’s and men’s Victorian Open titles after a surf-off at URBNSURF.
Due to COVID restrictions, the top nine surfers in both categories battled it out in a two-hour shoot out at the wave park in Tullamarine.
Competitors were selected via results in the Phillip Island Victorian Open Round held in April, as well as three wildcards selected by application.
Each competitor was given two hours of free surfing at URBNSURF, with all of their waves filmed.
These waves were then judged and every competitor was given a score for their best left and right on both the wave’s “turn” and “barrel” settings, leading to a total score out of 40.
Both Robinson and surfers are proven performers in the artificially-made waves at URBNSURF, as they are previous winners at Australia’s first wave pool surfing event, the Melbourne Pool Party in 2020.
“I’m stoked to take out the Victorian state title this year,” Wylie said.
“It’s been a weird year, but it was super fun to get to surf at the pool for two hours and show your surfing in different wave settings.”
Robinson said the competition was “such a fun night”.
“It’s amazing to claim the Open State Title for the first time and to do it in a surf-off at URBNSURF makes it even more memorable.”
- 1st – Tully Wylie, 35.77
- 2nd – Harry De Roth, 33.03
- 3rd – Billy Harrison, 31.90
- 4th – Joe van Dijk, 28.33
- 5th – Bohdie Williams, 27.10
- 6th – Todd Rosewall, 24.43
- 7th – Willis Droomer, 23.63
- 8th – Cahill Bell-Warren, 22.20
- 9th – Hayden Forrest, 21.67
- 1st – India Robinson, 34.40
- 2nd – Sophie Fletcher, 33.53
- 3rd – Sage Goldsbury, 29.53
- 4th – Mia Huppatz, 28.27
- 5th – Jessie van Neikerk, 27.43
- 6th – Bella Wilson, 25.87
- 7th – Lannia Fostin, 22.67
- 8th – Lucy Naylor, 17.93
- 9th – Emily McGettigan, 16.87
For full results, head to surfingvic.com.