January 19, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Travis Grant, Angie Jackson Win “The Doctor” (UPDATED)

The Doctor SUP RaceAustralia’s premiere SUP race, “The Doctor”, was held today near Perth, Western Australia. Most of the country’s best paddlers were in action, chasing $5,000 in cash plus the all important bragging rights for the next 12 months.

Crossing the line first was World Champ Travis Grant, followed half a minute later by fellow Gold Coaster Beau O’Brian. Young Lincoln Dews was next, making it a Queensland 1-2-3.

Angie Jackson took out the women’s race, with Michelle England in 2nd and young up and coming Gold Coast paddler Molly Walker in third. Bad luck for Paul Jackson, who was sitting around 5th mid-race before his board filled up with about 20kgs of water.

But the day belonged to Travis Grant. After being sidelined with injury for six months in 2012 and recently switching board sponsors, the champ finally looks like he’s back on top. We just spoke to Travis on the phone and this was his take on today’s race:

“Epic, tough, fast race. Wind was light at the start but then really picked up. After the first kilometre, Beau, Lincoln and myself made a jump on the others. Not long after that, Lincoln took off in the lead, but we eventually caught up and overtook him.

Lots of technical downwind racing/surfing the bumps. Started feeling really good as the wind picked up. Thought I’d dropped Beau but he came back really hard towards the end and was within 30 seconds or so at the finish. Lincoln paddled very well (first time on the board he was using). I’m stoked to win!”


The Doctor SUP Race Results

Click “M/F” to switch between Men’s and Women’s results
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Note: There were a few mistakes in the official raw results that we’re trying to get fixed

1MTravis Grant2:21:1914'
2MBeau O'Brian2:21:5214'
3MLincoln Dews2:24:1414'
4MJake Jensen2:26:3014'
5MDavid Kissane2:26:5114'
6MSam Parker2:27:3714'
7MPaul Jackson2:32:1914'
8MZane Schweitzer2:35:5014'
9MAndy Davies2:39:1714'
9MMarcus Tardrew2:39:1714'
11MDale Chapman2:45:3514'
12MSteve Walker2:48:3014'
13MMike Galvin2:50:00Unlimited
14MBen Tardrew2:51:1014'
1FAngela Jackson2:53:46F14'
15MRoger Goodwin2:55:5314'
2FMichelle England2:56:13F14'
16MPeter Pridmore2:57:5814'
3FMolly Walker2:58:32F14'
17MCameron Mckay2:59:5512'6
18MJackson Shaw3:02:0014'
4FAlison Fullagar3:04:04F14'
19MScott McCluskey3:07:4214'
20MScott McKercher3:08:0014'
21MGreg Kerr3:09:0014'
22MPeter Baldwin3:10:0014'
23MGordon Stimson3:11:0014'
24MLuke Jenkins3:14:0014'
25MBrett Hall3:17:0014'
26MJustin Ormonde3:18:0014'
27MWes Stansfield3:23:4314'
28MChristopher Gage3:23:4514'
29MPiran Holloway3:31:0014'
30MKent Wright3:34:2514'
31MIan Grose3:41:3914'
32MSteve McCullough3:41:5014'
33MGordon McKercher3:54:3814'
34MIan Nichol4:07:3314'

The Doctor SUP Race 2013

Start of the 2013 Doctor (©Geoff Dews)

Lincoln Dews SUP - The Doctor

Lincoln Dews paddled very well to take third place (©Geoff Dews)

The Doctor 2013

Wind was blowing hard by the finish, giving paddlers a real downwinder (©Austin)

Angie Jackson crosses the line to take out the women's race

Angie Jackson crosses the line to take out the women’s race

The Doctor - Angie Jackson

Angie Jackson’s awesome trophy from “The Doctor” (©Angela Jackson)