Byron Bay Wins 2014 Stramit NSW Country Champs

Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club are the 2014 Stramit Country Champions following a tremendous three days of competition at Mollymook Beach this weekend.

Byron Bay were dominant throughout the whole carnival maintaining a string of results to take the title on the final day finishing a long way ahead of rivals Warilla Barrack Point SLSC and Cudgen Headland SLSC who finished second and third respectively.

In the team events Byron won the U19 Male Double ski, Open Female Board Relay, U15 Male Cameron, U17 Male Taplin, U17 ski relay, U15 Female Board Rescue, U17 Female Board Rescue, U19 Female Board Relay, U17 Female Taplin Relay and Open Female Taplin.

Gabe Francis (U17, U19 2km Male Run) and Alex Barnes (U17 & Open Female 2km Sprint) both won two individual events today as well.

Byron Bay’s Head Coach, Paul ‘poodles’ Irwin, says he is extremely proud of the positive team culture currently at the surf club.

“Byron’s strengths have always been our teams which are what has helped us again this weekend. Our team members are always keen to back up and our Masters are not just interested in competing but rather developing and supporting the younger athletes is just as important.

“We’ve really enjoyed Mollymook and congratulations to the club because it was an amazing carnival and full credit to the surf club and Surf Life Saving NSW for putting on the show,” said Paul Irwin.

Mollymook Surf Club President, Rod Austin, was full of praise for the army of volunteers that made the event run so smoothly.

“A huge thankyou needs to be given to all the officials, lifesavers, water safety personnel, kitchen staff, sponsors, Surf Life Saving NSW and everybody else who made this huge event possible. With a successful event under our belt we’re already looking forward to the 2015 Country Championships.”

The final overall Club Point Score is as follows:

1.) Byron Bay SLSC - 882.5
2.) Warilla Barrack Point SLSC - 665.5
3.) Cudgen Headland SLSC - 556
4.) Shellharbour SLSC - 462
5.) Coffs Harbour SLSC - 297
6.) Tacking Point SLSC - 295
7.) Sawtell SLSC Inc - 262
8.) Port Macquarie SLSC - 256.5
9.) Mollymook SLSC - 220.5
10.) Broulee Surfers SLSC - 147
11.) Wauchope Bonny Hills SLSC - 131
12.) Lennox Head - Alstonville SLSC - 118
13.) Moruya SLSC - 93
13.) Nowra-Culburra SLSC - 93
14.) South West Rocks SLSC - 83
15.) Salt SLSC - 79
16.) Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore SLSC - 78
17.) Yamba SLSC Inc - 74
18.) Batemans Bay SLSC - 62
19.) Black Head SLSC Inc. - 59
20.) Gerringong SLSC - 54

For full results please visit the 2014 NSW Stramit Country Champs event page.

The 2015 Stramit Country Championships will be held on the 16th-18th January (2015) at Mollymook Beach.

Sun 19 Jan 2014