Miss Coffs Coast finalist Sonia Durning is thrilled to land safely after skydiving from 10,000 feet on Wednesday morning.
Miss Coffs Coast finalist Sonia Durning is thrilled to land safely after skydiving from 10,000 feet on Wednesday morning. Rob Wright

Bikini girls take the plunge

THERE was hardly a bikini clad woman in sight on the beaches of the Coffs Coast but for a while bikini babes were falling out of the sky.

The 16 beautiful finalists of the Genesis Miss Coffs Coast Competition jumped out of a plane with Coffs City Skydivers this morning wearing just their bikinis.

It was cold enough at sea level when the girls landed at Park Beach but it was even colder 10,000 feet up where the girls started their freefall.

One of the finalists Sonia Durning said that the cool temperature was forgotten once she left the safety of the plane for her tandem jump.

"It was cold but you forgot about that quickly because of the excitement," Miss Durning said.

The 16 girls have all reached the grand final of the Miss Coffs Coast competition which is being held at the Hoey Moey on Saturday.

Miss Durning said that overcoming her nerves to take the plunge was all for a good cause thanks to competition sponsor Genesis.

"Genesis said that if we all jumped that they would put up $1,000 to go to charity," she said.

"Whoever wins the Miss Coffs Coast competition on Saturday night gets to choose which charity the money goes to."




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