Young gun Perks stars at skate comp

YOUNG skaters got the opportunity to learn from the professionals and some of their favourite skating identities at the third Lincoln Surf Skate Day and coaching clinic recently.

Before the competition kicked off, Adelaide based skateboard instructor Darryl Harvey and local Luke Schubert ran coaching sessions for the skaters.

Lincoln Surf owner, Sam Jervis said the free coaching sessions were a huge success with young skaters travelling from as far as Elliston to take part. 

He said with the support of West Coast Youth and Community Support, who put on a free barbecue for the crowd, and other local businesses this year’s event was a total success.

Mr Jervis said the day was totally inclusive with scooter and BMX riders also welcome to participate.

He said the competition, which is now in its third year, also attracted its biggest crowd yet.

Mr Jervis said all those who participated showed a high level of skill and the competition went “really well”.

“We had a fantastic crowd too which was really good,” he said.

Best junior was 11-year-old Connor Perks, who also competed in the open men’s division and came third.

Grommets division winner was Ashton Fleming, under 18s winner was Cooper Tansell and open men’s winner was Jarred Collins.