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Trigg contest s king with the surfers

Trigg will host the State's best amateur surfers at the weekend with the return of renowned surf competition King of the Point.

About 100 surfers, including last year's winner Jake Paterson, will compete for $15,000 in prize money when the event begins this morning.

After an eight-year hiatus, the competition returned to Trigg last year with the support of Kailis Beach Cafe, the City of Stirling, Surfing WA and other sponsors.

Local surfers such as 29-year-old Luke Campbell grew up watching the annual competition and have welcomed its return.

Campbell took out the last King of the Point before the hiatus and was hoping to do well again this year.

"Growing up we were always saying, 'I can't wait to do that comp'," he said.

"It is now better than it has ever been, so hopefully they have it every year. It's a really good chance for young kids to come down and get involved."

Campbell said he was looking forward to the rare opportunity to surf the popular Perth break with just one or two others during the heats.

Prizes for "king and queen" of the point will be awarded, with categories including under-21s and over-30s.

As well as surfing, spectators will be treated to live music, competitions and art shows.

The West Australian

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