Kings and Queens of the surf

SURF ROYALTY:Michelle Connellan and Josh taylor try out the crowns.   Photo:Mairi Manley
SURF ROYALTY:Michelle Connellan and Josh taylor try out the crowns. Photo:Mairi Manley

OVER 30 keen student surfers hit the swell at Cabarita Beach on Friday to compete in the Southern Cross University King and Queen of the Campuses Surf Competition.

But they were no match for the winners.

Brett Connellan took out the King of Surf spot, with Fiona Casey leaving no question over who was the Queen of the Surf.

SCU's Josh Taylor competed, saying he was "very competitive."

"But I also like to promote the concept of students as healthy, active people."

Organiser Michelle Connellan said there was a sense of "friendly rivalry."

"The six top surfers will go on to compete in Australian University competition," she said.

"But it's a really good social and fun event."

Male and female students from the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses competed in the event organised by SCU Sports Management Surfing Studies class.

The top six students in the men's and women's divisions will represent SCU at the Australian University Games at Lennox Head from July 1 to 5.

SCU won the men's, women's and overall divisions at last year's Australian University Games.Students of the University and the public were invited to the Cabarita competition, whicl included entertainment throughout the day.

.International student Sunny Fassler, who was raised in Switzerland and the USA before moving to Australia to study at Southern Cross University, said he was excited to use his skills to create a successful event

."Organising this event is a great opportunity to gain further knowledge and experience in event management," he said.

"It will help me to pursue a career within the surfing industry."

The Diploma of Sport Management (Surfing Studies) course has attracted students from France, Morocco, USA, Canada and South Africa.

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