Scott McCartney with Rohan Small and Jarrad Cain from Cudgen SLSC.
Scott McCartney with Rohan Small and Jarrad Cain from Cudgen SLSC. Scott Powick

Home surf advantage

CUDGEN Headland lifeguard Scott McCartney is a hot contender for the NSW State Surf Lifesaving Championships and is pumped to defend his title as the board race champion.

“To win it again, especially at my own beach, that would be unbelievable,” he said.

McCartney will have the home advantage this year but is expecting a strong fight when the championships kick off at Kingscliff next month.

“I guess we train here every day of the year so we have that advantage of knowing where the surf breaks and what’s best on what tide,” McCartney said.

“But they’re racing really well down there and I guess it’s hard cause we don’t get to see how good they’re going through the year.”

He has faith the eroded Kingscliff beach will be ready for competition next month.

“It looks like it’s coming back pretty quick and we should have enough beach,” he said.

“I have all faith in the surf club and the carnival organisers.”



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