South Coast Makes an Impression at NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships

The NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state champions aged over thirty.

A surprised Chad Poland from Nowra-Culburra Surf Life Saving Club was thrilled when he took out the 30-34 Ironperson. Juggling his work with the HMAS Albatross for the Navy and his passion for surf sports, Chad was the sole competitor from Nowra-Culburra.

“I have been in nippers since I was nine years old and I always enjoyed it as a kid so I really wanted to keep going and take it further. It is great fitness and there is an awesome vibe here at the Masters Carnival,” said Chad.

“I had a shocker in the Open Ironman last weekend so it is great to make up for that today,” he added.

Chad also secured silver in the 30-34 Surf Race and Board Race.

Other notable performances from the South Coast competitors included Joanne Helson from Shellharbour who took out the 55-59 Rescue Tube Race and secured silver in the Surf Race and Ironperson and Bronze in the Board Race.

Overall Pointscore: Top 15

Queenscliff SLSC
Avoca Beach SLSC
Coogee SLSC
Maroubra SLSC
Bondi Surf Bathers LSC
Palm Beach SLSC
Newport SLSC
Terrigal SLSC
Ocean Beach SLSC
North Entrance SLSC
Redhead SLSC
Cronulla SLSC
Manly LSC
Umina SLSC Inc
North Bondi SLSC

For full results please visit the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships event page.

Pending final Council approval the NSW Championships will return to Ocean Beach/Umina in 2015 with final dates yet to be determined.

Mon 17 Mar 2014