Victorian Institute of Sport

India Robinson wins Open Shortboard title

Monday, 12 August 2019

VIS Future Talent athlete India Robinson won the Open Shortboard title at the 2019 SAE Group Australian Surf Championships over the weekend.

Having honed her forehand on the long right-handers of the Victorian Surf Coast, India felt right at home in the punchy right-handers on offer throughout the Open Women’s final. Robinson shone in the stacked final, performing a combination of mammoth carves and snaps in the heat to muster up a solid 15.70 two-wave heat total and leave her closest rival and fellow event standout Dimity Stoyle (Sunshine Coast, Qld) requiring an excellent 8.51 wave score to take away the top spot. As a result, Robinson claimed the victory.

“This is such a good feeling,” said Robinson

“I won an Australian Junior Title a few years back, but to come up here and surf pumping waves with a crew of awesome surfers just makes it feel so much sweeter. I was really fortunate to get offered the wildcard for this event and when I found out that it was on the Tweed, I knew I wanted to make the most of it.”


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