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Nippers fight it out at the Country Championships held at Cudgen last weekend.

Hosts of the 2019 NSW SLSC Country Championships have used their hometown advantage to finish more than 400 points clear of nearest rivals Byron Bay last weekend at Kingscliff Beach.

High temperatures and challenging water conditions were not enough to stop the Cudgen Headland SLSC team steamrolling their way to wins in every race area and across all age divisions to earn 1,128 points all up.

Byron Bay SLSC claimed second spot with 687 points, an improvement on last year’s third place.

The Lennox Head-Alstonville SLSC came in fourth with 317 points, behind Warilla Barrack Point SLSC. Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore SLSC finished ninth on 171 points.

Cudgen coach Scott McCartney led by example winng the open ski, open board, and teamed up with Angus McPhail and Kai Onley to win the open ski relay. He also doubled up in Masters categories to win gold in the 30-39 years board and ski races.

Byron Bay’s Bradley Kay and Shaun Sewell won the open double ski and Grace Eady and Zoe Hughes were crowned open female double ski champions.

Will Jones and Daniel Peacock did the same in the U/19 double ski. Beau Carter was a great performer in the U/17 events with the three Byron boys also taking out the open beach relay.

To win for the third year in a row on their home beach was the result of a huge combined effort by the club across the board, Cudgen Headland SLSC president Adam Mills said.

‘Scott McCartney and his coaching team have kept this nucleus of a team of young kids that has created depth in the club and it’s paying off in spades and will do for a long time to come,’ he said.

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