The Surf Boardroom: Aussies surf meet a massive boost to Scarborough Beach

Competitors Maddy Thomson (Trigg Island) and Ben Whitehurst (Scarboro), Surf Life Saving Australia president Graham Ford, Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin, Tourism WA chairman Nathan Harding and surf lifesaver Tom Gallagher (City of Perth), Hannah Jones and Warren Jones (Scarboro).
Competitors Maddy Thomson (Trigg Island) and Ben Whitehurst (Scarboro), Surf Life Saving Australia president Graham Ford, Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin, Tourism WA chairman Nathan Harding and surf lifesaver Tom Gallagher (City of Perth), Hannah Jones and Warren Jones (Scarboro).

THE 2018 Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships (The Aussies) is a huge event currently being held at the newly refurbished Scarborough Beach.

With more than 5000 competitors from more than 300 clubs across Australia, the logistics of running an event of this size is nothing short of miraculous.

It will assist in injecting much-needed funds into local businesses which have struggled during the refurbishment period. The Aussies will run until April 22.

In the South West, the third stop on the World Surf League Championship Tour is the Margaret River Pro, which will see the world’s top 34 men and 17 women battle it out for the coveted Margaret River Pro trophy.

The forecast prior to the event looked favourable, with strong southwest swells hitting the WA coastline during the event’s waiting period.

Bronte Macaulay is a Gracetown local and the only West Australian in the tour.

We will be cheering her all the way.

Go B-Mac!

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