Georgia Young Wins Another Whalebone Classic LQS Title at Cottesloe

Georgia Young Wins Another Whalebone Classic LQS Title at Cottesloe

(TOP – Georgia Young 2015 Whalebone Classic Photo WSL / Woolacott)


12th July 2015 – Cottesloe local Georgia Young was today crowned 2015 champion at the World Surf League Albion Capital Whalebone Classic Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) event held at Isolators Reef off the Perth metropolitan coastline.

2015 Whalebone Classic Photo WSL / Woolacott

2015 Whalebone Classic Photo WSL / Woolacott

Sunny skies and beautiful winter weather provided the perfect backdrop for a true festival style atmosphere. Spectators filled the natural amphitheatre to catch a glimpse of some the best longboard talent in the country. With surfers walking the board, cross stepping gracefully to the nose to hang five or more impressively, hang ten, the crowds were entertained all day.

Defending champion Georgia Young was a favourite for the win, with her local knowledge (surfing in the event since she was 12 and winning 4 times) she proved unstoppable, performing both traditional and modern manoeuvres in the small, but perfectly groomed longboard conditions on offer.

Sam Suendermann from Victoria, Australia and local favourite Georgia Young met in the Women’s final, after the pair defeated Roisin Carolan from NSW and Erin Dark also from NSW in their respective semi-final match ups.

Georgia Young looked unstoppable in her semi-final posting the events highest two wave combined total of 18.55 (from a possible 20) and kept the momentum rolling into the 30 minute final, where she captured back-to-back Whalebone Classic victories.

Using her local knowledge to perfection, Georgia picked off two great waves to post a 14.50 two wave combined total (from a possible 20).

“We’ve had such perfect waves for the event, glassy little rollers which is rare for July,” said Georgia. “I’ve had all but 2 of the WSL girls staying with me a my house and it’s been such great fun. This event is all about having fun and getting paid to surf against your friends seems like a dream come true.”

Sam Suendermann scored a 12.40 total, but was left chasing a 7.81 (from a possible 10) to overtake Georgia for the win.
“This is my best LQS result and it’s been such a fun event,” said Sam. “Georgia and I were just going wave for wave in that one. It was small but super fun and clean conditions.”

“WA is great, I’m going throw it out there and say it’s better than the East Coast.”

Izzy Marchetti (Mullaloo) continued her rapid improvement taking out both the Open Women’s and Under-18 Junior Girls final. A seamless style and great wave selection saw Marchetti edge out a growing group of girls riding longboards in Western Australia.

“This is probably the biggest event win I’ve ever had,” said Izzy. “The Whalebone is a great comp and the waves were perfect.”


(Words by Surfing Western Australia)


2015 Whalebone Classic Results


WSL LQS Whalebone Classic Women’s Final:

1st Georgia Young (AUS) 14.50

2nd Sam Suendermann (AUS) 12.40


WSL LQS Whalebone Classic Women’s Semi Finals:

Semi 1 – Sam Suendermann (AUS) 12.55 defeated Roisin Carolan (AUS) 8.05
Semi 2 – Georgia Young (AUS) 18.55  defeated Erin Dark (AUS) 13.80



1st. Izzy Marchetti (Mulaloo) 15.85pts
2nd. Paris Chisolm (East Fremantle) 8.45pts Holly Touchell (Morely) 7.65pts
4th. Mia Thompson (Scarborough) 5.60pts



1st Izzy Marchetti (Mullaloo) 14.20pts
2nd. Freya Thompson (Scarborough) 10.35pts
3rd. Virginia Marchetti (Mullaloo) 9.10pts
4th. Georgia Monro (Cottesloe) 9.00pts
5th. Tamlin Dobrich (Duncraig) 8.70pts



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