State Endurance Championships to descend on Alexandra Headlands

Some of the biggest names in lifesaving will join more than 500 other surf sport athletes from across South East Queensland tomorrow (Saturday 11 October) on the Sunshine Coast for the 2014 Queensland State Endurance Championships.

Hosted by Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ), athletes hit the beach at Alexandra Headlands to compete in long distance disciplines including ocean swimming, board paddling, surf skiing and beach running.

Ali Day, Hayden White, Alyssa Bull, Jordan Mercer and Karlee Nurthen will all be hitting the surf and sand across the day, hoping to assert their dominance early in the season.

Open to competitors from under-11 to masters, the event is the start of the endurance surf sport season and promises a fierce showdown.

“With so many athletes registered to compete, we are really pleased with the strong calibre of surf athletes taking part,” SLSQ Surf Sports Manager, Stuart Hogben said.

“The Coolangatta Gold isn’t too far away and the summer months are right around the corner, so it’s a great chance for these athletes to test themselves and see how their winter training stacks up.

“After October, the surf sports season is really dominated by short course competition so the Championships are designed to provide an opportunity to those competitors who excel in endurance races to shine.”

The action kicks off at 8am on Saturday 11 October at Alexandra Headlands.

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