Surfing clubs set for big event

The Mullaloo Barracudas in action. Picture: Trudy Klessons
The Mullaloo Barracudas in action. Picture: Trudy Klessons

Mullaloo SLSC competition director Sandy Clarke said the club was sending its top crews ” Barracudas (open men) and Twisties (open women) as well as ‘rising stars’ Steelers (under-19 men), while Quinns Mindarie SLSC is sending its under-23 male crew Kool Kuts.

Ms Clarke said the Mullaloo crews had performed well in the surfboat series and they would ‘relish the opportunity to compete against the other states’.

‘Stockton has been a great surf beach in previous years and the crews are hoping for an equally challenging surf at the event,’ she said.

‘This is the first time ever that Mullaloo has been able to send three competitive crews to this event.’

The national competition, considered Australia’s biggest surfboat race event, will have about 1500 participants making up more than 300 crews from 100 surf lifesaving clubs around the country.

The event will also include the Navy National Interstate Surf Boat Championship for the title of best surfboat racing state in Australia and a three-race Test-match series where Australia will take on New Zealand in the open men and women divisions.