Sonita Leng-Cole from Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club was named the 2020 Surf Girl in front of 200 delighted guests earlier this evening at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Leng-Cole was also awarded the 2020 Surf Girl Innovation Award as the most innovative fundraiser and promoter of the Surf Girl program and Surf Life Saving.
It was a close race to the finish with Leng-Cole named winner and Courtney Taylor of the Currumbin Vikings Surf Life Saving Club finishing second.
Tonight’s Gala Dinner was the culmination of an action-packed three days of judging where the eight ambassadors from all across Queensland participated in community awareness initiatives, mock beach rescues, interviews with each of the judges and a speech to sum up their year as a Surf Girl ambassador.
Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Life Saving Club Ela Heiniger was named the 2020 Surf Girl Highest Fundraiser, having raised $180,162.59 for her club. The eight Surf Girl ambassadors raised a massive $529,756.19 for their clubs in 2019/20.
Ken Clark, General Manager of Commercial at Surf Life Saving Queensland, Ironwoman Courtney Hancock and 2018 Surf Girl winner Jessica Simpson acted as judges for the 2020 Surf Girl program.