The action continued on day two of the 2018 Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships on the Sunshine Coast.
The championships have already seen more than 1,600 lifesavers hit the surf and sand on the Sunshine Coast, and the thrills and spills continued on the second day of competition.
Saturday saw the ironman semi-finals in action, with the likes of reigning champion Caine Eckstein, Ali Day, Matt Poole, Matt Bevilacqua, amongst others, all successfully navigating the tricky conditions to qualify for Sunday’s finals.
Meanwhile, there was plenty of joy for Sunshine Coast lifesavers including host-club Maroochydore, with Brianna Massie, Caitlin Gilliman and Alyce Burnett securing gold in the open female ski relay.
It turned into a golden day on the sand for Kurrawa and Currumbin, with both clubs dominating the beach flags and sprint arena.
Kurrawa’s Bree Masters took out the open female beach sprint ahead of club-mate Nicole Kay, before both women joined forces to help secure gold in the open female beach relay.
Meanwhile, Currumbin’s Elizabeth Forsyth took gold in the open female beach flags, ahead of Brittanny Brymer. Currumbin also reigned supreme in the open male beach relay, while Tjimarri Sanderson Milera took out the open male beach sprint.
The masters competition came to an exciting close, with Alexandra Headland prevailing ahead of Mooloolaba and North Burleigh. The victory gave the Sunshine Coast club a ‘three-peat’ in the masters events after previously taking home the title in 2016 and 2017.
The action continues at Maroochydore tomorrow, with finals action in the water events, while surf boat action has been shifted to Alexandra Headland.
To view full masters results, click here.
To view full seniors results, click here.
To view imagery from the day’s action, visit SLSQ’s Facebook page.