Surf Life Saving –
Over the past weekend, from the 6-7 February, Shelly Beach Surf Life Saving Club hosted back-to-back Branch Championships, where 14 clubs from around the Coast came to compete.
Overall, the most points went to Terrigal Surf Life Saving Club, who scored a total of 932 points, placing second in the Saturday Opens event and first in the Sunday Masters.
Behind them were the hosts who tallied up 832 points, placing third on Saturday and first on Sunday.
The competitors in the Saturday Opens event were met with tricky surf conditions, wherein Terrigal adapted best, finishing the day with a resounding 328 point lead above second place, Avoca Beach Surf Life Saving Club on 668 points.
The skies cleared overnight, so that the Masters were presented with close to perfect waves for both ocean and sand events.
Shelly Beach athletes excelled, pulling away from their competition for a 243 point lead over second place Terrigal, finishing the day with 507 points.
Despite this strong showing, Shelly Beach were unable to bridge the lead Terrigal had set the day before, so that the final standings of both days combined showed Terrigal in first, Shelly Beach in second and Avoca Beach in third.
“The Shelly Beach Surf Club is very proud of our member’s efforts in hosting and competing in the Central Coast Branch Championships,” reported the host Club President, Brad Glover.
“Our competitors performed strongly with individual and team gold in both competitions, taking first place in the Masters for the first time in living memory at a Branch Championships.
“Many member’s gave up their time on their weekend to officiate, provide water safety and do all the jobs to make the carnival run and we thank them for their support.”
Interview with Shelly Beach SLSC President, Brad Glover.