Interstate competitors enjoy Australian Surf Life Saving Championships at Scarborough


NSW surf lifesaver Emily Doyle.
NSW surf lifesaver Emily Doyle.

INTERSTATE competitors at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships held last week got a taste of one of Perth’s best beaches.

Sydney lifesaver Emily Doyle said Scarborough was a beautiful place and there was an amazing environment surrounding the event.

“I’ve never been here before, so I didn’t know what to expect, but to come and see such a good organisation of everything, I was happy to be here and race in such a nice location,” she said.

“I’m staying in Sorrento with a girl that I’m racing with, but I know that a lot of people have been staying around here and they like it.”

The 16-year-old competitor from Newport Surf Life Saving Club enjoyed racing on the Gold Coast at past Aussies events, but said it was nice to be in Perth.

“For distance wise to travel, I would definitely prefer the Gold Coast, but it’s always good to come somewhere different for a change,” she said.

Doyle said she had been resting and recovering outside of competition, rather than partying.

“I have to fly home on Sunday night because I’ve got national swimming so I can’t really do anything, no partying,” she said.

“Everyone’s excited for ‘Mad Monday’ which is like the day after the competition where everyone celebrates.

“Although I’ve never been a part of it, I’ve heard it’s really good, everyone’s so excited for it, they’re stoked to finish Aussies with it.”

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