Based on the advice received from the NSW State Emergency Service (SES), Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and Surf Life Saving NSW, SLSA has made the decision to cancel today’s water events, with only the five beach events able to proceed.
The unforeseen events saw the overall competition reduced to two rounds with the combined results from Friday and Saturday seeing the Makos finish five points ahead of fellow Queenslanders, the Marlins who were on equal points with the Point Danger Sea Wolves, but claimed second place on a countback.
Queensland Team Manager Stephen Fry was delighted to see that Queensland teams finished on the podium but was most happy that athletes from across four states were able to have the opportunity to compete given the difficulties of the past couple of years.
“I think it’s a fantastic effort by the three Queensland teams and it goes down to the quality of athletes that competed on the day,” Fry said.
“They all stood up and raced really well, especially some of the young ones and being their first time in the big league and they stepped up and performed great.
“It was great to have the Super Surf Teams League back and it’s a great pathway for young athletes.
“Some of the athletes in the current Nutri-Grain Iron Series were previously in these state teams and it’s great pathway for these young athletes to see what’s possible from this competition to the professional series.”
In today’s beach events, the women’s flag final was a showdown between NSW’s Rampoldi sisters. NSW Sharks Alex just beat sister Leah (NSW Rays) to the flag to take out to take her third title in three days, a clean sweep of the flags competition.
South Australian Reds Jordan McMillan and NSW Rays Ace Haslam were also unbeatable on the sand, with both taking out three for three titles.
“We’ve been doing awesome this carnival,” Jordan McMillan said of her SA Reds team who placed fifth overall.
“I’ve been really proud of the team, it’s been such a good team to bond with, we’ve been super supportive of each other, so it’s really just been awesome.”
Makos beach flagger Jason Gough also took out his second flag title in round three and lead the Makos to a win in the Mixed Beach Relay along with teammate Tahli Devine.
In just its second year of competition, the Super Surf Teams League is a developmental pathways team-based competition that saw over 100 athletes across 12 teams from four states compete across 14 team and individual events in the water and on the sand.
For full results from the first two rounds of the Super Surf Teams League – click here.
Super Surf Teams League Overall Point Score:
- South Coast Makos – 24 points
- Sunshine Coast Marlins – 19 points
- Point Danger Seawolves – 19 points
- NSW Ray – 18 points
- SA Reds – 16 points
- NSW Dolphins – 15
- NSW Sharks – 14
- NSW Penguins –10
- NSW Orcas – 7
- Vic Blues – 7
- QLD Canecutters – 4
- Vic Whites – 4