Australian Surf Life Saving Championships to return to Gold Coast next year

The Gold Coast will once again be home of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, with competition set to take place at two of the city’s beaches in 2019 and 2020.

Surf Life Saving Australia have announced the Masters and Open competitions will be held at Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Club, while the Youth competition will take place at North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club.

It will be the first time the Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Club has ever hosted The Aussies, despite the Championships being held on neighbouring beaches many times in the past.


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Wayne McLennan, President of Broadbeach SLSC, said the club could not be prouder.

“This means a lot for our club and for the local community. The Aussies is a great way to bring more people into the area and showcase everything the Gold Coast has to offer,” he said.

“Some of the world’s best male and female surf sports athletes have had their competitive start on this beach and we’re delighted to host the next crop of Australian champions.”

More than 7,000 competitors are expected to travel to the Gold Coast to attend the Championships next year from 311 surf clubs around the nation.

City of Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate said it makes sense that the championships are returning to the city as “surf lifesaving is quintessential Gold Coast”.

“It’s wonderful news that The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships are returning to the Gold Coast. This news confirms again that we are way ahead as the home of events,” he said.

For more information on the upcoming 2019 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships visit: sls.com.au/aussies-2019/

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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