Tweed misses out on chance to host surf championships

Under-17 girls racing for Kingscliff’s waters.
Under-17 girls racing for Kingscliff’s waters. Scott Powick

KINGSCLIFF has missed out on hosting a major surf life saving competition to Mollymook on the Shoalhaven Coast.

The NSW Country Surf Championships had been at South West Rocks for the past four years but NSW Surf Life Saving was looking for a new home for the 2014 championships.

This year's event held on January 12-13 attracted about 1400 competitors including strong participation from Tweed clubs (Salt, Cudgen and Cabarita Beach).

NSW Surf Life Saving surf sports manager Daniel Pearce announced on the weekend that Mollymook would host the competition in 2014.

Mr Pearce said the Tweed Shire Council did nominate to host the event at Kingscliff.

"The main reason for the move was that the country championship hasn't been on the south coast in seven or eight years," he said.

Mr Pearce said Kingscliff had a strong argument to host the championships.

"We looked at Kingscliff and it had the right stuff after hosting the state championships," he said.

"Shoalhaven was selected was because it was on the south coast."

Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club hosted the NSW state titles in 2011 and 2012 but that event has moved to Ocean Beach, Umina in March.

My Daily News is seeking comment from Tweed Shire Council and Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club.

Topics:  kingscliff, nsw country surf championships, tweed



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