Hank McGregor capped off a phenomenal 2016 campaign with yet another World Series win at the Perth Doctor yesterday. The 38-year-old South African has shown no signs of slowing down as he has captured the overall World Series title with surgical precision.
In addition to winning World Marathon K1 and K2 titles (with Jasper Mocke), Mcgregor has finished the year with surfski wins at Molokai, the Dragon Run, Pete Marlin, Mauritius and now the Doctor.
Cory Hill made it a brawl, staying with Mcgregor through most of the race, fading slightly at the end and finishing with a respectable second place. Hill, the reigning ICF World Surfski Champion, closed out his own remarkable season with consistent form all year, making a strong case as the Heir Apparent to the throne.
Mark Anderson finished strong on the day for a hard-earned third place, just ahead of Dawid and Jasper Mocke in fourth and fifth respectively.
Top U-23 paddler Mackenzie Hynard moves back up in the overall with a strong showing at sixth, followed by another top finish for American Austin Kieffer.
Kenny Rice, edged out Olympic K1 Champion Kenny Wallace as Brendan Rice completed the top ten.
It was a day for the strong as high temperatures with winds at 5-10 mph kept surfing conditions to a minimum.