Byron Bay flag-bearer at titles
BYRON BAY carried the flag for the Far North Coast at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships at Swansea-Belmont at the weekend.
The eastern-most club claimed two gold medals, two silver medals and six bronze medals, with all bar one coming in craft events.
Bay clubbie Tahnee Fleming won the Under-19 ironwoman and finished second in the Under-19 ski race, while the men and the mixed teams dominated their pet events.
Brothers Tom and Alex Burns finished first and third in the Under-17 ski race and then combined with team-mates to win silver in the Under-17 and bronze in the Under-19 ski relays.
Lennox Head-Alstonville’s Nadi Canning had impressive results, finishing third in the open ironwoman and third in the surf-belt race.
Canning was beaten into the minor placings by Manly’s Naomi Flood who retired from competition after taking out her sixth straight ironwoman race.
Byron collected a swag of medals in the craft events including bronze in female open double ski and Under-17 ski relay; as well as the mixed open and Under-19 double ski races.
Lennox Head-Alstonville’s other medal came when the Under-15 girls took silver in the board relay.