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Beach series set to go off with a bang

The quickest lifesavers from around the state will hit the sand this Saturday (November 16) for Round One of the P3 Queensland Beach Series at Kurrawa SLSC.

The first event of three rounds of racing will feature more than 330 athletes from 33 clubs, including several interstate competitors, battling across a series of sprints, flags, and relays.

Powerhouse clubs Currumbin and Kurrawa will resume their long-standing beach sprint rivalry, with both clubs dominating the sand in recent seasons of Surf Life Saving Queensland’s (SLSQ) sprint event.

Kurrawa’s Bree Masters will headline a star-studded field in the open women’s division, squaring off against the likes of Elizabeth Forsyth and Nicole Kay in her quest to be crowned lifesaving’s quickest.

Meanwhile, the likes of Kieran Gordan, Tim Delahunty and Samuel Ross will hotly contest the open men’s division.

SLSQ Sport Manager Stuart Hogben said the event would provide a great opportunity to witness several world-class competitors in action.

“There’s no doubt that Queensland is home to some of the best beach sprinters in Australia, and even across the world,” he said.

“This series is a great platform to showcase our athletes, be it existing Australian champions or youngsters coming up through the ranks.

“It will probably be the first hit out of the season for many athletes this weekend, so there’s obviously going to be plenty of action across the day.”

Winners of the P3 Queensland Beach Series will be based on a cumulative point score over three rounds of competition – in November, December and February.

Racing kicks off at 9am tomorrow, with competition set to wrap up around 3pm.

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