Alyce Bennett on home ground at Main Beach, Yamba.
Alyce Bennett on home ground at Main Beach, Yamba.

GC-bound Bennett?s four titles



Yamba 18-year-old Alyce Bennett was the standout performer at the FNC Branch Surflifesaving Championships at Fingal at the weekend.

The paddling specialist took out the open ironwoman, board and ski triple. She also won the Under-19 ironwoman.

Byron Bay's Rique Sharman turned the tables on Bennett in the Under-19 ski.

Competing at the branch's largest championships in about 10 years, the university-bound Bennett was named competitor of the carnival.

It caps off a pretty good surf season. She only recently returned from the NSW Country SLS tour of New Zealand and looks set to study at Griffith University on the Gold Coast this year.

Already, influential Gold Coast clubs have made contact with Bennett, looking for her to join their ranks.

Miles ahead

Ballina's Robbie Miles won the open ironman final from Byron Bay's Peter Yopp and Cudgen's Jarrod Cain.

Evans Head boat crews cleaned up in the small surf of Fingal, winning the Open A, Reserve, Women's and Masters finals.

Byron Bay (372 pts) won the carnival pointscore from Cudgen (327) and Lennox Head (128).



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