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After two days of competition, Newport SLSC the current title holder, are on track for their 6th Open win at the 2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships at Swansea Belmont SLSC this weekend.

Blake Drysdale reclaimed his Open Male Beach Flag title and together with wife Laura Shorter, Bethany Pate and Jake Lynch, also won the Open Mixed Relay for Newport.

But it was in the water that the competitors were on fire. The Morris brothers Mitch and Jake backed up in fine form after last weekend to take out the U15 Board Relay with Joel Piper.

The U15 boys also won the Cameron Relay and Joel Piper and Brandon Bartlem won the Board Rescue.

In the Opens it was a Newport whitewash with Mitch Trim and Luke Jones winning the Double Ski and teammates Jayke Rees and Greg Tobin behind them by inches, making for some great friendly rivalry on the race to the finish. Morrison, Rees and Trim also won the Ski Relay and the club won the U15 and Open Male Surf Teams and the U17 Male Ski Relay. Hannah Minogue and Mitch Trim nailed the Mixed Double Ski.

And it wasn’t just the boys who brought it home, with Emily Doyle and Madison Louw winning the U19 and U17 Female Surf Belt Race. The U17 and U19 Female Taplin title also fell to the Northern Beaches powerhouse and the club took out first and third places in the Lifesaver Relay.

The 2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships, proudly supported by Your local club conclude on Sunday with the Open Ironperson, Taplin and Board race events, surf boat finals and all the ceremony of the March Past parade to kick off the finale to the state’s largest surf sport event.

Day 2 Top 20 Pointscore

  • Newport SLSC 363

  • Wanda SLSC 284

  • Elouera SLSC 215

  • Manly LSC 160

  • North Bondi SLSC 150

  • Cronulla SLSC 146

  • North Cronulla SLSC 125

  • Umina SLSC 119

  • Coogee SLSC 107

  • Swansea Belmont SLSC 67

  • Freshwater SLSC 59

  • Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club 50

  • Collaroy SLSC 33

  • Terrigal SLSC 32

  • Cooks Hill SLSC 30

  • Cudgen Headland SLSC 29

  • Shelly Beach SLSC 28

  • Redhead SLSC 27

  • Bondi Surf Bathers LSC 25

  • North Steyne SLSC 21


Saturday 9 March 2019