SURF conditions were perfect at Narooma’s stunning main surf beach on Sunday for the Far South Coast Surf Life Saving senior carnival hosted by Narooma SLSC.
Officials from Far South Coast branch of the Surf Life Saving Association kept a close eye on proceedings and the teams from Broulee, Moruya, Narooma, Bermagui, Tathra and Pambula clubs competing.
Events in the surf included the surfboat sprints, surf ski races, paddleboard rescues, swimming and the Iron Man.
The Narooma surf patrol did sound the shark alarm mid-morning clearing the water of carnival competitors and other swimmers in the water, however the diversion was only momentary with all clear sounded a few minutes later.
There were reports the beach at Kianga was also cleared of swimmers and surfers after a shark was sighted near the entrance to the Narooma inlet.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue 3 helicopter from its base at Moruya also did a patrol up down the Far South Coast checking on patrols.
The event, which started early at 8.30am with the surfboat sprint races, went all day long with the beach sprint and flag events taking place later on Sunday afternoon.
And it was still going when the Narooma patrol packed up the flags at 2.30pm as per its roster.
Read more about the carnival and see the Narooma results in this week’s Narooma SLSC “Sandgrit” column in the Narooma News!