Tidal surges and beach erosion have prompted SLSQ to split events over two locations for the 2017 Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships.
While the water events will still be held at North Kirra, all beach events will be shifted to Kurrawa.
The Championships, which kick off on Friday, will see more than 1,600 competitors from all corners of the state hit the surf and sand across three days of action (March 10-12).
SLSQ sport manager Stuart Hogben said it was disappointing that conditions had impacted upon the event, and forced the relocation of the beach competition.
“The decision to relocate all beach racing to Kurrawa was a necessary one to ensure that we were still able to deliver the full program of events,” he said.
“It’s obviously not ideal, but we can’t control Mother Nature.
“I’d like to thank competitors, team managers and all clubs for their understanding and we remain committed to delivering another wonderful sporting competition,” he said.
All beach events, for both masters and seniors, will commence on Saturday while the scheduled water events will commence on Friday as planned at North Kirra.
A full order of events can be found at http://www.lifesaving.com.au/events/queensland-senior-state-championships/