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SPORTS AND FITNESS
Whether you’re a pro slammer, or just in it
for the bikini babes, form a team of either
four or six and get on the sand for some fun in
the sun. Prizes for best dressed. Scarborough
Amphitheatre, Jan 11.
The Lancelin Ocean
Classic is the largest
windsurfing event in
Australia, attracting more
than 5000 people to WA
each year. See windsurfers
and kitesurfers from
all around the world
compete in the 30th
Ocean Classic, which
runs from Ledge Point
to Lancelin. Cheer them
on from the sand dunes
and party in the newly
added festival area.
Lancelin, Jan 15-18.
PERTH TRAIL SUMMER
The hills of Perth provide
short but challenging tracks
for all the trail runners out
there. Take your pick from
nine to 19km courses – and
be prepared to get dirty.
Various locations, Jan 18;
Feb 1, 21; Mar 8, 22.
BHP BILLITON AQUATIC
An action-packed weekend
filled with competitive
swimming and water polo
from some of Australia’s
finest. The public are invited
to join the elite in the
massive Swan Open Water
Challenge that follows.
HBF Stadium, Jan 30-31;
Swan River Foreshore,
CARLTON MID ONE-
Watch Australia’s two rivals,
England and India, battle it
out under the summer sun.
WACA, Jan 30-Feb1.
An Australia-wide comp
with 13 events sets out
to discover the country’s
top surf grommets. The
waves at Trigg and Margs
Step outside your comfort zone
and try one of these new sporty
crazes around town.
Consider yourself a master of balance? Then practise
some headstands while you drift along the glassy water
on a stand-up paddleboard. Falling off is all part of
the fun, especially as you work up a sweat. Elemental
SUP, Point Walter.
PRIMATE FITNESS MOBILITY CLASSES
No more gym machines! Practised outdoors, this is all
about using your own body weight through primal
movements to sculpt your best monkey self. Primate
Fitness, various parks around Perth.
Rise with the sun and get a killer view of the
whole Perth-scape. The weekday classes make for
a stimulating start to the day while getting a whole
new Northbridge perspective. Rooftop Yoga, rooftop
car park at 68 Roe Street, Northbridge.
Out of Town
SUNSMART BUSSELTON JETTY SWIM 2015
This annual event attracts more than 1700
competitors to Busselton for a 3.6km swim
around the town’s ridiculously long jetty. This
year will be the biggest yet – it’s the 20th
anniversary of the jetty swim, as well as the
150th anniversary of the Busselton Jetty.
Thousands are expected to join in the weekend of
fun, including a Saturday night concert, fireworks
and plenty of other activities for non-swimmers.
Busselton Jetty, Feb 7-8 .
DRUG AWARE MARGARET RIVER
SURF PRO 2015
The top 32 ranked male and top 18 ranked
female surf legends hit Margs for the weekend,
as they battle the barrels of Margaret River
Mainbreak at this World Championship calendar
event. Settle into the sand – with the thousands
of other spectators – to watch the (rather
good-looking) display of salty skills.
Surfer’s Point, Prevelly, Apr 15-26 .
Rottnest Channel Swim (photography Peta North).
Margaret River Surf Pro (photography ASP/Cestari).
Full details and online bookings at scoop.com.au/sport
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