Surf League Wrap-up

On Sun­day 4 Feb­ru­ary, the 3rd and last Surf League com­pe­ti­tion was run at Sor­ren­to Beach. The Surf League is a new com­pe­ti­tion for­mat intro­duced by SLSWA cov­er­ing 3 car­ni­vals held in Decem­ber, Jan­u­ary and Feb­ru­ary. The for­mat of the Surf League is for Clubs to pro­vide teams of Male and Female Surf Boat Crews, Water and Beach com­peti­tors up to a max of 20 peo­ple per team. Com­peti­tors then race in a num­ber of team and indi­vid­ual events across Surf­boats, Water and the Beach. Points are award­ed for places 1 – 6. There is only one divi­sion of com­pe­ti­tion for all teams who com­pete in an open age group. Some of the high­lights of the com­pe­ti­tion is the live Web­cast of the com­pe­ti­tion and sig­nif­i­cant prizes for win­ning com­peti­tors and Clubs.

Mul­laloo SLSC put togeth­er 2 teams (Gold and Blue) for each car­ni­val. We had quite young teams at the moment with only a few open com­peti­tors. This meant we were able to use the car­ni­vals for devel­op­ing ath­letes and surf­boat teams includ­ing U/15, U/17 and U/19 com­peti­tors. Over­all we man­aged to use 5 dif­fer­ent Boat crews and 30 dif­fer­ent beach and water com­peti­tors.

Mul­laloo did extreme­ly well con­sid­er­ing that we had few open com­peti­tors avail­able to com­pete in our team. Some of our major results from the three com­pe­ti­tions includ­ed:

1st Swim – Jack Wil­son (U/17)

2nd Iron­woman – Soraya Lee (U/19)

3rd Iron­man – Wes Gould (Open – 0nly attend­ed 2 car­ni­vals)

A spe­cial men­tion to Jack Wil­son who also made the West­ern Suns Open Elite team to trav­el to Cronul­la and com­pete at the Ocean6 car­ni­val.

Car­lo Tenaglia
GM Surf Sports

 

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