Byron Bay Competitors made a total of 73 finals for the 2015 Aussie Championships held at North Kirra. There were 311 Surf Clubs represented, 7000 competitors over the course of 9 days. This year Surf Lifesaving Australia was celebrating 100 years of competition.
Byron Bay had 23 Open competitors, 28 Masters Competitors and 7 Youth competitors entered. Byron Bay Opens finished 21st on the Open overall point score and Byron Bay Masters finished 11st on the Masters overall point score, these are fantastic results for a Country Club.
Josh Brown from our club was chosen out of the 7,000 athletes competing to read the Athletes Oath on their behalf. Josh was very proud to have been asked, especially this being the Centenary year.
A big thank you to our club coaches Gary Timperley, Glen Lawrence, Paul Irwin and Bob Manitta for all your hours of hard work over the season. Thank you to Max Tutt, Max Abbott, Maryanne and Mark Sewell and Dan Andrews for all you expertise. Also as special thanks to Al Simpson from Lennox Aquatic, the early morning training sessions definitely paid off.
All our competitors are to be congratulated on their performances and conduct during the carnival, you all should be very proud.
Medal results Open Competition
Under 17 ski, Ryan Beckett 1st
Under 17 ironman , Jy Timperley 2nd
Under 17 ski, Caitlin Callahan 3rd
Under 17 female Taplin relay, Gabi Kay, Scout Hembrow and Caitlin Callahan 3rd
Medal results Masters
55-59yrs board rescue 1st Gary Timperley/Paul Pattison and Col Mustoe/Geoff Brodin 2nd
Over 40 double ski 1st Mike & Greg McCabe,
170yrs combined board relay, Geoff Brodin/Paul Pattison/Col Mustoe 2nd
Over 50 double ski, Glen Lawrence/ Paul Irwin 3rd,
170yrs combined ski relay, Phil Harvey/Paul Irwin/Chris Bond 3rd
130yrs combined board relay, Heli Murray/Jo Kay/Gai Coleman 3rd
Over 45 female double ski, Karen Irwin/Jo Kay 3rd.
45-49yrs rescue tube, Jo Kay 2nd
45-49 female 2km beach run, Heli Murray 2nd
65-69yrs single ski, Elizabeth Harvey 3rd
55-59yrs beach sprint, Paul Pattison 2nd
50-54yrs surf race, Glen Lawrence 3rd
50-54yrs ironman Glen Lawrence 3rd
55-59yrs ironman, Col Mustoe 3rd.
Medal results Youth Competition
Under 14 male sprint, Brad Hunt 3rd
Under 14 female board, Zoe Hughes 1st