Sunshine Coaster Trevor Tripcony takes out two Masters wins at Volkswagen Queensland Surf Festival

Published on 23/03/2021
Trevor Tripcony. Photo: Surfing Queensland | Mitchell Shepherd
Daniel Domrow. Photo: Surfing Queensland | Mitchell Shepherd

SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND (Tuesday 23 March 2021) – The 2021 Volkswagen Queensland Surf Festival today wrapped up the Masters Shortboard divisions in clean, two-to-three foot surf at Kings Beach, Caloundra.

The event once again changed locations from yesterday in order to find the best conditions available on the wave-abundant Sunshine Coast. Kings Beach delivered some of the best waves the Festival has yet seen.

Trevor Tripcony was the standout of the Masters Shortboard division, taking out the Masters Over 40 Shortboard and the Masters Shortboard Over 35. He also completed the highest two-wave total (14.43) (Grand Masters Over 40) of any finalist.

Tripcony, already a past state champion, will represent Queensland in multiple divisions at the Australian Titles later in the year at Port Macquarie, NSW.

Tripcony said the quality of waves throughout the finals justified the decision to move to Caloundra for the Masters Finals.

“I’m wrapped with my performance. I’m really glad Surfing Queensland ran the competition here at Kings Beach. The waves were good all day and there wasn’t as much paddling as previous days. My arms aren’t hurting like other days.”

Mick Hassett. Photo: Surfing Queensland | Mitchell Shepherd

Another strong performer was Mick Hassett, who took out the Kahunas Over 45 Shortboard and placed second in the Grand Masters Over 40 Shortboard.

Hassett said he was pleased with his performance in this year’s Festival, especially compared to his results at the 2020 event.

“My second final had lots of good waves so everyone had a fair chance of winning. I’ve done better than last year where I made two finals but finished fourth in both. This year I aimed for top two finishes so I’m very happy.”

Tony Paris. Photo: Surfing Queensland | Mitchell Shepherd

Full Results

Masters Over 35 Shortboard Women

Lee Cooper (1ST)

Cecilia Picaut (2ND)

Masters Over 60 Women

Leith Goebel (1st)

Grand Dukes Over 60 Shortboard Men

Wayne Stevens (1ST)

Chris Matters (2ND)

Trevor Medcalf (3RD)

Bruce Dunne (4TH)

Grand Masters Over 40 Shortboard Men

Trevor Tripcony (1ST)

Troy Dowker (2ND)

Mick Hassett (3RD)

Ehrin Coupe (4TH)

Dukes Over 55 Shortboard Men

David Masters (1ST)

Terry Landsberg (2ND)

Bruce Dunne (3RD)

Richard Whitpaine (4TH)

Kahunas Over 45 Shortboard Men

Mick Hassett (1ST)

Rod Hoskin (2ND)

Troy Dowker (3RD)

Tony Paris (4TH)

Grand Kahunas Over 50 Shortboard Men

Graeme Fenton (1ST)

Terry Landsberg (2ND)

David Masters (3RD)

Tony King (4TH)

Masters Over 35 Shortboard Men

Trevor Tripcony (1ST)

Shaun Gossmann (2ND)

Ryan Campbell (3RD)

Gavin Potter (4TH)


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