Rough conditions force Junior Lifesaving Championships to change location

ROUGH surf conditions have forced Queensland Junior Life Saving Championships organisers to move the final day of the event to a safer location.

The event was due to continue at North Kirra today but has been moved to Pirate Park in Currumbin Creek due to the dangerous swell.

Beaches across the Coast have all been closed for the second day in a row.


Surf Life Saving Queensland’s Surf Sport Manager Stuart Hogben, said it was disappointing that the surf conditions had disrupted part of the event, which has seen more than 1,500 competitors and officials from across the State converge on the Gold Coast.

“We are obviously keen to get competitors in the water, however the safety of our competitors remains paramount, and this is the priority for us,” said Mr Hogben.

Events will now be staggered throughout the day as they move equipment from one venue to the other.

The Under 12’s and 14’s will start their water events at 9am, followed by the Under 11’s and 13’s from 11am.

It’s expected the all events will today except for the board rescue, which will have to be cancelled.