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2018 Aussies a huge success for Perth

2018 Aussies a huge success for Perth
April 23, 2018

While predictions of bad weather led to the cancellation of the final of competition yesterday, the 2018 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships have nonetheless been proclaimed a success having drawn an incredible 5,238 competitors to Perth’s Scarborough Beach.

The history making week saw Western Australian competitors dominate on the beach, with Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club’s Jackson Symonds winning the open male beach sprint. The win etched Symonds into the surf lifesaving history books, becoming the first runner in more than 50 years to win a fourth Australian title.

Sponsored by Tourism WA, the 'Aussies' welcomed members from Australia’s 311 surf clubs competing in more than 450 beach and ocean races.

As well as the competitors, support crews and thousands of spectators attended the event, held in the recently redeveloped Scarborough Beach precinct, with local traders reporting a boost in sales.

Event organiser Surf Life Saving Australia has advised that in 2019 the Aussies will return to Broadbeach on the Gold Coast for the first time since 2012.

Kurrawa at Broadbeach was a long-time host of the Championships but they were moved to Kirra in 2013 after the deaths of two teenage competitors.

The event will also be helf on the Gold Coast in 2020. 

Aussies 2018 image courtesy of Surf Life Saving Australia.

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29th March 2018 - SURF LIFESAVERS TO DESCEND ON SCARBOROUGH

14th March 2018 - INTERNATIONAL TOURISM SLUMPS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA AMID EAST COAST BOOM 

21st March 2018 - NEW PLAN TO DRIVE GROWTH IN WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TOURISM 

22nd January 2018 - BEACHSIDE POOL OPENING SET TO REVITALISE SCARBOROUGH ESPLANADE

17th January 2016 - CORONER RELEASES FINDINGS INTO COMPETITOR DEATH AT AUSTRALIAN SURF LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

9th November 2015 - SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA MEMBERS RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL ACCOLADES

10th December 2014 - OCEAN-SIDE POOL PLANNED FOR PERTH’S SCARBOROUGH BEACH 

1st April 2014 - SURF LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS COMMENCE IN PERTH 


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