THE NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state champions aged over 30.
Justin Bennett from Narooma Surf Life Saving Club caused the upset of the weekend in the beach area after taking out Gold in the 35-39 Beach Flags and Beach Sprint. In an incredible feat, Justin only obtained his Bronze Medallion and began competing this 2013-2014 season.
The dedicated father and past track runner travelled the six hours to compete, bringing along his daughter where they camped out in their car in the Surf Club car park.
“I joined surf lifesaving for my kids as they are involved in nippers. It is hard to juggle sometimes but I always have my kids with me, I train with them, I do it all for them” said a doting Justin.
Other notable performances from Far South Coast competitors included the Batemans Bay and Moruya Surf Boat crews who competed during the Opens weekend.
Batemans Bay secured the 160 Years Female Surf Boat Race while Moruya took out the 120 Years Female Surf Boat Race.
Overall Pointscore: Top 15
Avoca Beach SLSC
Bondi Surf Bathers LSC
Palm Beach SLSC
Ocean Beach SLSC
North Entrance SLSC
Umina SLSC Inc
North Bondi SLSC
For full results please visit the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships event page.
Pending final Council approval the NSW Championships will return to Ocean Beach/Umina in 2015 with final dates yet to be determined.