Media Release

Elizabeth Forsyth and Jackson Symonds take out the Open Flags!

Friday, 26 March 2021

Northcliffe’s Jackson Symonds took out the Open Male Beach Flags after earlier claiming the 100m Open Male Beach Sprints and Open Male Relay. 

Some of the highlights from Tugun included Alexandra Headland’s Jett Kenny and James Porter winning the Open Male Double Ski. 

Jett’s father Grant Kenny followed suit, winning the 55-59 Open Double Ski with his partner Jeffrey Lemarseny also from Alexandra Headland.

Darren Mercer and Peter Borain from Noosa Heads took out the 50-54 Male Surf Board Rescue. 

Georgia Miller helped her Northcliffe teammates win the Open Female Rescue Tube Rescue race, her first time competing in the traditional event.

Surf Life Saving Queensland’s General Manager of Sport Simone Haugh said it had been a wonderful day of racing.

“Tugun has turned on the weather, after the Gold Coast has experienced a lot of rain over the past few weeks,” she said.

“The glory days were truly back today, with some of the greats of our sport like Grant Kenny and Darren Mercer competing. 

“We also saw a lot of our elite athletes including Georgia Miller and Lana Rogers compete in our traditional events including Open Female Rescue Tube Rescue and the Surf Belt Race.

“For the first time we hosted beach sprints under lights at Burleigh Heads, with locals enarmoued by the action on the sand.

“Some of the best sprinters in the country, including Elizabeth Forstyth, took part, which was so pleasing for us to see. 

“We can’t wait for another action-packed day tomorrow.” 

For all of the race results please head to Live Heats: 

Surf Life Saving Queensland’s live stream will continue at 7:45am tomorrow morning for Day 2:

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