Surf club wears thong record with pride

Rori Leaversuch (12), Indi Leaversuch (14), Annie McCarthy (12), Oli Leaversuch (10), Millie McCarthy (11), Charlie McCarthy (7) and Lili Streader (10). Picture: Matt Jelonek d413808
Rori Leaversuch (12), Indi Leaversuch (14), Annie McCarthy (12), Oli Leaversuch (10), Millie McCarthy (11), Charlie McCarthy (7) and Lili Streader (10). Picture: Matt Jelonek d413808

After stealing the world record title from Bondi beach last year, Mr Stephens said he was confident West Australians would do Cottesloe proud and again create the longest line of giant inflatable thongs in Australia.

‘At last year’s Australia Day Thong Challenge we got 2093 thongs in the water, so I’m hoping we can top our best,’ he said.

‘The opportunity for WA to beat the eastern states is always very attractive, but our main focus is on safety, looking after each other and having a fun time.

‘We pull out all the stops in respect to our volunteer lifesavers and Surf Life Saving WA presence with jet skis and even a helicopter specifically for the event.

Mr Stephens said the money raised from the event made a ‘direct impact’ helping run junior surf life saving programs.

‘A lot of our members are kids from the western suburbs, so all the fun we have on the day means we can continue providing great services at Cottesloe beach for the community,’ he said.

The Australia Day Thong Challenge record attempt runs from 11.20 to 11.55am on January 26.

Register at www.havaianas thongchallenge.com.au.