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Eight in a row for Cairns at North Aussies

Cairns has won the 2017 North Australian Championships, with Tannum Sands and Port Douglas rounding out the winners’ podium.

Close to 500 lifesavers from Port Douglas down to Hervey Bay took part in the prestigious event, held in Mackay, one of the biggest surf sport carnivals to take place in Queensland.

SLSQ sports manager Stuart Hogben said the competition was exceptional but Cairns couldn’t be beaten in the end.

“After some very tight racing the size of the Cairns team and their representation saw them bring home the trophy. For Cairns to walk away with their 8th consecutive title is quite an achievement” Mr. Hogben said.

“There was great weather and great conditions for racing providing some close finishes in several events.

“The success of this event means we are already looking forward to the 2018 event.” Mr. Hogben said.

The competition took place over 3 days and included pool rescue events, first aid competitions and IRB racing as well as events across junior, senior, open and masters categories.

To view the overall point score, please click here.

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