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Entries Open for 2015 Aussies

Entries have now officially opened for next year’s Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.

And it’s a special one too with The Aussies celebrating 100 years since the very first Australian Surf Life Saving Championships were held on Bondi Beach in March, 1915.

The Aussies 2015 return to the Gold Coast from April 11 to 19 with the picturesque North Kirra Beach playing host to Surf Life Saving’s biggest annual event.

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Golden dream in Josh Minogue’s last hurrah at Coolangatta

Mooloolaba’s Josh Minogue could not have scripted the final chapter of his brilliant career any sweeter after being crowned the 2014 Coolangatta Gold champion on the Gold Coast today.

In a dramatic finale to Surf Life Saving Australia’s toughest endurance Ironman race, five-time champion Caine Eckstein was forced to retire from the race mid-way through the board paddle from Burleigh Heads to Currumbin.

Coolangatta Gold competitor Caine Eckstein withdraws from race

Five-time Coolangatta Gold champion Caine Eckstein has withdrawn from this year’s race on the board leg of the event between Currumbin and Burleigh. He was approximately 30km into the 41.8km race and adjacent to the Pacific Surf Club.

Eckstein was suffering from a bicep injury and fatigue and alerted authorities of his condition. He has been taken to Currumbin for further medical attention.

Further information to follow. 

Coolangatta golds and silver for Tassie girls Allie, Ellie and Ella


Tassie Girls pictured above L-R Ellie Picken (U19 Female Short Course Winner, Allie Britton (Open Elite Female Short Course Winner), Ella Coats (2nd place, Open Elite Female Short Course)

Tasmanian-born surf lifesavers Allie Britton and Ella Coates are the toast of the Apple Isle today after taking out the quinella in the women’s Elite Short Course Coolangatta Gold.

These brothers are gonna work it out as Caine aims for Gold number six

Five-time winner Caine Eckstein will have celebrated brother Shannon right by his side when he lines up aiming for Coolangatta Gold title number six on the Gold Coast this Sunday.

Eckstein makes a return to the race he has made his own since 2005 after a two-year absence which saw rising star Ali Day win back-to-back titles.

But with Day opting out of this year’s race, Eckstein is a clear favourite over a field of young guns and two-time podium finisher, Mooloolaba’s Josh Minogue, 30 years since Guy Leech won the original Coolangatta Gold in 1984.

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