By Scott Wheeler | Surf Sports Officer
What a week, and for some much longer......
The 2018 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships was the culmination of a successful year for our Kurrawa athletes with an overall result of third in the Open Championships.
We were lucky enough to see Australian champions in both the Open and Masters events; the field was a cracking one but Kurrawa can still call home to these Australian Champions:
U19 Female Surf Board Rescue Team
U19 Female Surf Board Relay Team
U17 Female Surf Belt
Open Female Beach Relay
U19 Female Beach Relay
35-39 Male Double Ski
70 Years and Over Female Surf Rescue
170 Years Female Surf Team
70 Years and Over Female Rescue Tube
70 Years and Over Female Board Rescue
50-54 Female Surf Board
70 Years and Over Female Board Race
70 Years and Over Female Beach Flags
35-39 Female 2km Beach Run
70 Years and Over Female 2km Ocean Swim
Congratulations to our Australian Champions!
Having been lucky enough to attend this year a couple of my highlights were:
THE U19 BOARD RELAY
To hear the excitement in the girl's voices when interviewed at the end of the race was a real tear jerker!
The other highlight was the sportsmanship on display by many of our athletes. One in particular was Bree Masters. The way Bree held herself in her flags final on the Saturday was outstanding, she showed what a true sportswoman is. As a role model for our younger members, Bree did an amazing job!
There was a lot of work that went on behind the scenes to get us across the Nullabor.
Our coaches, team managers, officials, water safety, office staff, parents and everybody who has helped through out the year - THANK YOU, for not only your time but your input into making Kurrawa so great.
There are 2 special mentions - Ken & Brent Coulston. What didn't they do? They drove all the gear over and back (with great help from Nolans Interstate Transport and BP), then whilst in Perth drove buses all day, everyday. Thanks boys.
Thank you to everyone that helped in any way to make the 2018 Aussies the success it was. Third overall in the Opens was the result of a year of hard work! Enjoy your rest and see you at the Club soon.