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Record number of locals travelled north to Kirra last week to compete in the Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships.

Brunswick Heads SLSC sent a record of 12 competitors to compete at the carnival open to 30-year-olds through to over-70s.

Brunswick’s Paul Davis came home with a bronze in the over-50s paddleboard and a silver in the short-board surf competition.

He and his clubmates also came fourth in the surf team and board relay events.

‘Brunswick had four women competing for the first time, and are always looking for new members to join their expanding club,’ he said.

The standout performers for the Byron Bay Surf Club included Glen Lawrence, who collected gold in the 55–59-years surfing, Heli Murray who earned silver in the 45–49-years Ironwomen and Vicki McKain who won the 69–64-years surf and the rescue tube.

Byron club president Paul Pattinson also had a good competition with his beach running collecting a bronze in the 60–64-year sprint, and a silver in the 1km run.

Byron Bay teams also collected a gold in the 55–59- years double ski, bronze in the 130-years ski relay, silver in the 150-years surf team relay, bronze in the 45–49-years board rescue and silver in the 55–59-years board rescue.

And after a big effort from the McCabe brothers Mike, Greg and Dan, Byron also collected silver medals in the 170-years board, beach and taplin relays after a big effort.


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