Thursday, October 26, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
This weekend will see Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club host over one thousand competitors and spectators from the Gold Coast up to Cairns, competing for the coveted title of Northern Australian Surf Lifesaving Champions for 2023.
Director of Surf Sports Josh Grant stated, “Our club is extremely proud to be the host of this prestigious surf lifesaving event that we have successfully hosted since 1991.
“This is a huge drawcard for lifesavers to take on the best of the best in the North. It is absolutely awesome to see the Harbour Beach action packed with surf sports over the whole weekend.
“This should provide some really good entertainment for those watching from the beach, so come along and get involved in the action.
“Mackay Surf Club has a really competitive contingent this year with nippers, youth and masters competing in a range of beach, surf, board, ski and surf boat events. The whole club is really looking forward to seeing how our surf sports squad and lifesavers go after hitting the surf for the last few months in preparation.”
Club President Brendan Smith said, “We are really excited to be hosting the North Aussie Championships again and want to thank our planning committee, dedicated workforce, water safety, patrol members and officials, sponsors, volunteers, parents and most importantly our competitors from across the state for making this great weekend possible.
“This is a true testament of what surf lifesaving is about in regional Queensland and would encourage members of the Mackay community to come and support the volunteers that keep your beaches safe.”
There will be a canteen running downstairs in the Beach Kiosk which will be open for anyone wanting a quick feed on the run. Find the Surf Club Bistro and Restaurant upstairs for a delicious meal and cold beverage, overlooking the best beach view in Mackay.
Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club hope to see you on 28th and 29th October at Harbour Beach, Mackay.
Contributed by Josh Grant
Competitors getting ready for events at last years' event
Lifesavers starting the 1km and 2km beach runs on Harbour Beach
Champion Club Emu Park celebrating taking out the North Aussie Championships for 2022. Photo credit: Carl Stanojevic – Mackay Seen