Mullaloo and Sorrento off to winning start at Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

Kay Smith proudly displays her gold medal for her beach run. Picture: Max Wannell
Mullaloo SLSC double ski team Neil Forbes and Mark Hopper. Picture: Max Wannell
Kay Smith proudly displays her gold medal for her beach run. Picture: Max Wannell Mullaloo SLSC double ski team Neil Forbes and Mark Hopper. Picture: Max Wannell

THE Australian Surf Life Saving Championships are on at Scarborough beach this week.

Max Wannell sent us these photos of Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club member Kay Smith with her gold medal for the female 65-69 years 1km beach run and Neil Forbes and Mark Hopper who in “very choppy conditions” were “happy to finish the double ski race in the men’s 50-54 age group”.

Smith has also won silver in the beach sprint and bronze in the beach flags, surf race and board race, as well as joining Tracey Bartlett and Jennifer Orme to win silver in the 55-59 female board rescue.

Mullaloo’s other successes so far include silver for Amanda Lee (45-49 female single ski and ironwoman) and Jeff Vidler (55-59 male ironman) and bronze for Chelsea Frost (35-39 female beach flags), Helen Grimes, Rachel Kremer, Rachel Greene and Tamara Yujnovich (minimum 180 years female surf boat), Gayle Gould and Jennifer Orme (50-99 female double ski), Amanda Lee, Jennifer Orme and Pamela Bubrzycki (minimum 150 years female single ski relay), Alistair Cook (40-44 male beach sprint), Jennifer Orme (55-59 female single ski), Amanda Lee and Gayle Gould (45-49 female board rescue) and Cameron Sudintas (35-39 male rescue tube race).

Sorrento SLSC has so far won gold thanks to Janie Rowse in the 65-69 female beach flags and ironwoman, Claire Rafferty in the 45-49 female beach sprint, Ashlee Booker in the 30-34 female board race, Rafferty, Melissa Bove, Jenny Plint and Stefanie Yujnovich in the minimum 140 years female beach relay and Leanne Lewis, Rowse, Sue Lemmon and Rita Berry in the minimum 230 years female beach relay.

It has also won silver for Sue Waite (45-49 female beach flags), Sandra Herbert and Leanne Lewis (50-99 female double ski), Janie Rowse and Rita Berry (55-99 female double ski), Rebecca Ferrier, Jenny Kollman, Alia Luhn and Rebekah Hooper (minimum 140 years female surf boat), Peta Watkins, Leanne Lewis and Ashlee Booker (minimum 130 years female single ski relay), Aaron Bell, Aran Buckley, Paul Morgan, Jeremy Plint and John Hackett (minimum 170 years male beach relay), Sandra Herbert, Peta Watkins, Diane Broad and Sue Waite (minimum 200 years female beach relay), Aaron Bell (35-39 Male Beach Sprint), Janie Rowse (65-69 female single ski, rescue tube race and board race), Jenny Plint (35-39 female beach sprint), Leanne Lewis (55-59 female single ski) and Ashlee Booker (30-34 female single ski, ironwoman and surf race) and bronze for Melissa Bove (30-34 female beach flags and beach sprint) and Sandra Herbert and Janie Rowse (70+ years female taplin relay).

Quinns Mindarie SLSC has also won silver with Lynda Hogan in the 55-59 female beach flags.

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