Juniors to compete shine in event based on Coolangatta Gold
JUNIOR surf lifesaving competitors will get their chance to compete in an ironman-style event this weekend.
The Lennox Head-Alstonville SLSC Lennox Dolphin Enduro will be held on Saturday.
The Enduro is an endurance event for Under-10 to Under-17 boys and girls.
Organisers say it is the junior equivalent of the Coolangatta Gold.
Competitors swim, board paddle and run over an extended ironman course over distances varying between age divisions.
The major sponsors of the event are Dolphin Surfcraft and Kozii Swimwear.
Lennox Head's Tanyn Lyndon will be the club's special guest on the day.
Lyndon won two Australian ironman age titles competing for Lennox Head before moving to the Northcliffe club on the Gold Coast.
He has qualified for this season's Nutri-Grain series and will compete in the Coolangatta Gold.
Lyndon is also one of the stars of the new NBN television series Deep Water, which will premiere on Sunday.
"We are expecting upwards of 150 competitors," Lennox Head-Alstonville SLSC surf sports co-ordinator Dave Thomas said.
"Entrants are coming from as far as Queensland's Sunshine Coast and Sydney, and many of the beaches in between."
He said locals to watch included Hannah Sculley and Jai Sheridan (Lennox juniors, now with Northcliffe) and Luke Chaffer (Cudgen).
The first race will start at 9.30am with the presentations to be held at about 1pm.