Kim Winter Flies the Flag for Forster
Solo Forster SLSC competitor Kim Winter made the worthwhile journey to Mollymook Beach for the 2014 Stramit NSW Country Championships from 17-19 January scooping up 3 gold medals and a bronze.
Competing in the 50+ age group, Kim has only been part of a surf club for 10 years and took up competition just five years ago having never lived near the beach.
“Never give up, I still struggle with surf skills but never look at something and think you can’t do it,” said Kim.
“This is a sport where everyone can achieve at any level. I started off as a poor swimmer and then did a full 360. I now coach and mentor the younger members at Forster particularly on the beach,” she added.
Kim made the journey down south with her partner Gary Milby as the only competitor for Forster Surf Life Saving Club. She secured Gold in the 50-59 years Beach Sprint, Beach Flags and Single Ski and Bronze in the Ironwoman.
“The conditions are beautiful and we have never been so far south before. There is a bit of water movement so you still need to use your surf skills in these conditions. My age group is very competitive so I am happy to use this Carnival to prepare for State and Aussie Champs,” said Kim.
Overall Pointscore (Top 20)
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 NSW Stramit Country Championships event page.
The 2015 Stramit Country Championships will be held on the 16th-18th January (2015) at Mollymook Beach.
Mon 20 Jan 2014