Surfing Victoria are pleased to announce India Robinson (Jan Juc) and Tully Wylie (Jan Juc) have be crowned Victorian Open champions at URBNSURF in a surf-off.
Due to COVID restrictions, the top 9 surfers in both Men and Women battled it out in a 2 hour shoot out at the URBNSURF Wave Park in Tullamarine.
Competitors were selected via results in the Phillip Island Victorian Open Round held in April as well as 3 wildcards selected by application.
Each competitor was given 2 hours free surf at URBNSURF with everyone of their waves filmed. They were then later judged and every competitor was given a score for their best Left and Right on both Turn and Barrel settings – leading to a total score out of 40.
Both surfers have now proven their abilities in the man-made waves at URBNSURF Melbourne after claiming the 2020 Melbourne Pool Party – the first Australian wave pool event.
“I’m stoked to take out the Victorian state title this year,” said Wylie. “Its been a weird year, but it was super fun to get to surf at the pool for 2 hours and show your surfing in different wave settings.”
“That was such a fun night,” said Robinson.” 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
Full score breakdowns can be found here
Videos of the Surf-Offs can be found via the Surfing Victoria Instagram – www.instagram.com/surfingvictoria
The Victorian Open Series is supported by URBNSURF, Surfing Victoria, Rocktape and Ramada Resort Phillip Island.
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