On December 1st, 100 athletes competed in Perth, Western Australia in a Stand Up PaddleBoard race from Dawesville Cut to Secret Harbour. The athletes came from all over Australia and some from around the world to take on this 24 kilometer race under sunny skies with the wind blowing 15 to 18 knots.
James Casey was crowned King of the Cut after crossing the finish line with a racing record of 1:40:18, finishing around 7 minutes faster than last year and breaking the record Jake Jensen set on 2017 by 56 seconds. This is his second year in a row winning Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut. He had this to say: “I’m absolutely stoked to take the win. The conditions were great, the wind came in as we started and the bumps were linear and I was just surfing, you can’t really ask for anything more. I’m stoked with this win.”
Angela Jackson was crowned Queen of the Cut after crossing the finish line with a time of 2:05:13 and breaking the record she set herself in 2017 by 2:28 minutes. Due to an Achilles injury, she was unable to compete in the contest last year and made it her goal to be ready for this competition after a 15 month long recovery. She stated: “To win my come-back race is awesome and to beat my record is amazing. This sets me up really well for 2020 – I plan on doing most of the EuroTour and in the US-based races.”
Here are the results of the competition:
2019 Male Pro Class (14' or Unlimited) – 24km
2019 Female Pro Class (14' Only) – 24km
Staff. “Records Smashed at 2019 King of the Cut.” Supconnect.com, www.supconnect.com/news/records-smashed-at-2019-king-of-the-cut.