Surf Girls put their lifesaving skills to the test on the Gold Coast

Queensland’s top young female surf lifesavers have put their skills to the test at Broadbeach today, as part of the final judging week for the 2020 Surf Girl competition.

For the past 12 months, the eight entrants, including Ela Heiniger from Burleigh Heads SLSC and Courtney Taylor from Currumbin SLSC, have engaged with their local community, raised vital funds, and helped to spread the surf safety message.

SLSQ Community Awareness Manager Helen Hallett said the ambassadors have given the program their all over the past year.


“The eight ambassadors have done an outstanding job raising more than $500,000 over the past year for their surf clubs,” she said.

“They have also run various events to educate community members on beach safety.

“This week provides them the opportunity to show the judges the skills they have developed over the 12 months, before a winner is chosen on Friday.”

PHOTO: Supplied by Surf Life Saving Queensland

Today, the ambassadors were assessed on their lifesaving knowledge as they demonstrated how to set up a patrol and perform mock rescues.

Mrs Hallett said it will be a difficult task for the judges to determine the overall winner.

“Each of the Surf Girls have truly developed into confident and capable ambassadors of the surf lifesaving movement.”

The 2020 Surf Girl winner will be announced on Friday at an awards dinner at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The 2020 Surf Girl entrants are;
• Zara Chauvin-Hartmann – Cairns SLSC
• Toni Morgan – Ayr SLSC
• Keesha Close – Mackay SLSC
• Georgia Martin – Bundaberg SLSC
• Sonita Leng-Cole – Alexandra Headland SLSC
• Ann-Sophie Sullivan – Point Lookout SLSC
• Ela Heiniger – Burleigh Heads SLSC
• Courtney Taylor – Currumbin SLSC