Surf carnival battle looms

SURF LIFESAVING: It's on again – the battle to be recognised as the No 1 surf life saving club on the Far North Coast resurfaces at Lennox Head tomorrow.

Fresh from their 1-2 finish at the NSW Country Championships, Lennox Head-Alstonville and Byron Bay will go head-to-head for the title of FNC branch champion, if weather permits.

Recent wild weather and sadistic swells has thrown some doubt over the event.

Spokesman John Watson was confident the sea would retreat to allow competition to begin. A decision will be made this morning.

“It looks as though the swell will abate in time, but we will be making an early call to avoid the logistical problems of a last-minute rain-check,” Watson said.

Lennox assumed ascendency among FNC clubs by taking out the NSW Country Championship at South West Rocks, but without their legion of junior champions they come back to the field.

Byron Bay also has an advantage in the craft events where they reign supreme, but rough surf could throw all form lines into disarray.

More than 50 officials will be on hand to marshall up to 400 competitors from eight clubs in 56 events.



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