2019 Aussie Champs @ Gold Coast - Open & Masters
Well that's a wrap 2019 Aussie Champs done & dusted.
It has been challenging for all concerned at the Youth Masters & Open events.
Surf & weather conditions changing over the 8 days of competition, moving between Broadbeach & North Kirra...wow it had everything. Youth Champions at Nort Burleigh.
But that's what surf carnivals are about, having fun, racing in individual & team events, character building & defining moments, building resistance, working as a club to achieve.
To all our athletes be very proud of what you achieved, you are all champions, whether you medal, make a quarter or semi or miss out in a heat. You all represented our club so proudly at these championships👌
To all our members thankyou for what you did at these championships, working as officials, towing boat & craft trailers, set up tents, team managers & power craft shifts, parents supporting our athletes...we are a very proud club & will continue to be👏
Some stand out performances included;
* Zara Sharman - 1st U17 Female 2km Ocean Swim
* Jasmine Locke unlucky 4th U17 Female Ski😢
WOW...this deserves a special mention.
Heart break for Jasmine Locke in the final of the U17 Australian Female Ski today at North Kirra...Jaz clearly the best & strongest paddler led by at least 15m coming into the little deep gully towards the finish line, just slewed a bit on a small wave & came off her ski, she jumped back on & placed a close 4th...everybody on the beach (well us bulli people) felt for her...NSW Champ & looking to be AUS champ.
But you know what she is a champion in our eyes, the way she held her composure after the race, dealt with defeat, she is a credit to her parents Mick & Penny...a lovely young lady in every way.
Jaz your time will come & you will be better for the experience.
- Beau Wheeler Open Men's Board a great 5th placing!
-Zara Sharman U17 Iron Woman 8th in final
-Zara Sharman U17 Female Surf 4th in final
- Beau Wheeler semi's of Open Iron Man & Open Surf