Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

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The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships known as The Aussies is the national Surf lifesaving championships for Australia. It is the largest surf lifesaving event in Australia and the largest event of its kind in the world. It is organised by the Surf Life Saving Australia, and is held annually since 1915.

The first Australian Surf Life Saving Championships were held at Bondi Beach, New South Wales in March 1915.[1]

During the 2015 Championships 7,000 surf lifesavers, representing 311 Surf Life Saving Clubs, will be competing in over 380 events in Youth Championships, Masters Championships and Open Championships. The 2015 Championships will be held at North Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland.

The 2016 Championships will take place at Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba beaches, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.[2]

List of Championships[edit]

Year Location
1915 Never Happened
2009 Scarborough Beach, Western Australia
2010 Kurrawa Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland
2011 Kurrawa Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland
2012 Kurrawa Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland
2013 Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland
2014 Scarborough Beach, Western Australia
2015 North Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland
2016 Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba beaches, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2017 North Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland

List of Champions[edit]

Held at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships every year, the Australian Ironman Title is awarded to the winner of this event. The format is the same as for typical surf carnivals, a 10-to-20-minute race with a field of 150 competitors, which over several rounds of will be reduced to a final of 16 athletes. It is the blue ribbon event the Championships, and also the one that attracts the most attention in terms of television and spectators on the beach. It is typically one of the last events on the program, raced on a final day of competition.[3] .

Year Male Winner Location
1966 Hayden Kenny Coolangatta QLD
1967 Barry Rodgers Southport SA
1968 Barry Rodgers Nth Cronulla NSW
1969 Barry Rodgers Clifton TAS
1970 Fred Annesley Ocean Grove VIC
1971 Norm Rabjohns City of Perth WA
1972 Norm Rabjohns Swansea NSW
1973 Ken Vidler Burleigh QLD
1974 Simon Martin Glenelg SA
1975 Ken Vidler Dee Why NSW
1976 Ken Vidler Clifton TAS
1977 John Holt Bancoora VIC
1978 Robert Chapman Kingscliff NSW
1979 Greg Allum Trigg Island WA
1980 Grant Kenny Maroochydore QLD
1981 Grant Kenny Wanda NSW
1982 Grant Kenny Moana SA
1983 Grant Kenny Clifton TAS
1984 Robert Chapman Kurrawa QLD
1985 Dwanye Thuys Point Leo VIC
1986 Dwanye Thuys Moana SA
1987 Trevor Hendy Scarborough WA
1988 Trevor Hendy Sutherland NSW
1989 Dean Mercer Burleigh QLD
1990 Trevor Hendy Nth Wollongong NSW
1991 Trevor Hendy Scarborough WA
1992 Trevor Hendy Collaroy NSW
1993 Guy Andrews Kurrawa QLD
1994 Trevor Hendy Swansea NSW
1995 Dean Mercer Kurrawa QLD
1996 Darren Mercer Kurrawa QLD
1997 Darren Mercer Kurrawa QLD
1998 Steven Pullen Kurrawa QLD
1999 Ky Hurst Kurrawa QLD
2000 Ky Hurst Kurrawa QLD
2001 Ky Hurst Kurrawa QLD
2002 Ky Hurst Kurrawa QLD
2003 Shannon Eckstein Kurrawa QLD
2004 Zane Holmes Kurrawa QLD
2005 Nathan Smith Kurrawa QLD
2006 Shannon Eckstein Kurrawa QLD
2007 Pierce Leonard Scarborough WA
2008 Shannon Eckstein Scarborough WA
2009 Pierce Leonard Scarborough WA
2010 not contested Kurrawa QLD
2011 Shannon Eckstein Kurrawa QLD
2012 Shannon Eckstein North Kirra QLD
2013 Cam Cole North Kirra QLD
2014 Shannon Eckstein Scarborough WA
Year Female Winner Location
1992 Samantha O'Brien Collaroy NSW
1993 Karla Gilbert Kurrawa QLD
1994 Karla Gilbert Swansea NSW
1995 Stacy Gartrell Kurrawa QLD
1996 Kirsty Holmes Kurrawa QLD
1997 Stacy Gartrell Kurrawa QLD
1998 Kerri Thomas Kurrawa QLD
1999 Kerri Thomas Kurrawa QLD
2000 Kirsty Holmes Kurrawa QLD
2001 Hayley Bateup Kurrawa QLD
2002 Kristy Munroe Kurrawa QLD
2003 Karla Gilbert Kurrawa QLD
2004 Kristy Cameron Kurrawa QLD
2005 Kristyl Smith Kurrawa QLD
2006 Naomi Flood Kurrawa QLD
2007 Kristy Harris Scarborough WA
2008 Alicia Marriott Scarborough WA
2009 Kristyl Smith Scarborough WA
2010 not contested Kurrawa QLD
2011 Courtney Hancock Kurrawa QLD
2012 Rebecca Creedy North Kirra QLD
2013 Courtney Hancock North Kirra QLD
2014 Elizabeth Pluimers Scarborough WA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships". Surf Life Saving New South Wales. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. ^ "2016 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships". Surf Life Saving New South Wales. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Aussies 2012 – Surf Life Saving". Retrieved 15 February 2012.

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