“1 – 6 April Australian Surf Life Saving Championships – Scarborough Beach, Perth – 6,000 of Australia’s fittest surf life savers from 200 Surf Life Saving Clubs around the country will compete for title honours on Scarborough Beach. This is the biggest event of its kind in the world.”
On Sunday my friend Melanie went along to watch the finals, unfortunately I was unable to make it. This is what she saw:-
“Beach, surf and Surf Life Saving are Australian icons. This week, Scarborough Beach hosted the 2008 Australia Surf Life Saving Championship. I have been busy all week and yesterday’s weather wasn’t great but this morning, the blue sky and warm weather were too inviting to give this event a miss.
It was a great event and a great day at the beach. Lots of people were there, enjoying the sun, showing their support, cheering and clapping, calling the name of the ones they knew and the ambiance was very friendly. It was a great sporting event to watch too, and the afternoon sea breeze and a bit of swell and waves breaking made the races quite interesting, not to mention all the fit tanned bodies in swimmers!
A great day all around!”
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