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Kurrawa takes out their third back to back win

After taking out the Ocean Roar Series three years in a row, Kurrawa will now set its sights on this year’s Queensland IRB Championships.

The powerhouse Gold Coast club dominated, holding first place throughout the 2019 series.

The final round took place at Alexandra Headland, with Kurrawa claiming victory by 98 points, ahead of Kirra in second with 249 points, and Broadbeach in third on 161 points.

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Kurrawa SLSC Coach Scott Wheeler said it was a great all-round performance and the perfect way to build momentum and confidence ahead of the Queensland Championships at North Stradbroke Island on 29-30 June.

“The guys have done a really good job and it’s great to see the good results right across the season,” he said.

“There’s a lot of hard work the guys put into what they do, it’s hours and hours of training, and for them, it’s paid off.

“It’s not something that’s created over six months, it’s created over years putting the teams together.

“The trophies are a bonus for what we do, but the main thing is to keep these kids involved in Surf Life Saving.

“Our next lot of juniors are already interested in getting their crewman’s, and it’s looking like we’ll grow again next year which is good for our kids as it keeps them involved in Surf Life Saving.”

Kurrawa will be out to defend another title in two weeks when they line up at North Stradbroke Island for the Queensland IRB Championships.

The championships will see almost 400 competitors from across the state hit the surf over two days of fast and furious action, battling it out across a range of rescue simulations and relay races.

While Wheeler said the club would love to win another state title, he said they weren’t getting too far ahead of themselves.

“Of course it’s a goal to win at States, but it’s not something that we ever sit down and talk about with the whole team,” he said.

“We’ve just been focusing on training hard and maintaining our gear, and we know if we turn up and race well, then those point scores will take care of themselves.”

SLSQ Sports Manager Stuart Hogben said it had been a tight racing season with plenty of impressive performances throughout.

“Even though Kurrawa took out the overall point score, there were plenty of tight races to be seen throughout the series.

“We’re only two weeks out from the Queensland IRB Championships at North Stradbroke Island, starting on a clean slate, it could be anyone’s game for who comes out on top.”

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