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Darren Mercer Turns His Coolangatta Gold Clock Back To 1992

Darren Mercer admits he was like a rabbit caught in the headlights when he arrived onto the Gold Coast for the 1991 Coolangatta Gold with his kid brother Dean.

“I didn’t know one end of the Gold Coast to the other – the beaches, the buildings – we really had no feel for the area and we were blown away,” said Mercer.

“It was a bit scary really, a couple of boys from Wollongong racing in the return of the Coolangatta Gold, the race we had heard so much about in 1984 and 1985.

The Day Guy Leech Launched His Career On A Movie Set At Surfers Paradise

Guy LeechThe Coolangatta Gold endurance Ironman race was born out of the movie script of the same name – a story to be filmed in and around the iconic beaches of Australia’s Gold Coast – a race that would launch a young man’s career.

It was a time when a slice of Hollywood came to the Gold Coast and the Ironman pin up boy, Sunshine Coast surf lifesaver Grant Kenny was the name on everyone’s lips.

The Secret Is Out At 2014 Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence

It’s been a milestone year for the Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club at the annual Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence in Sydney.

The West Australian club took out three of the major awards on offer, including the prestigious DHL Club of the Year award.  The DHL Lifesaver of the Year award was won by Robert Bates (pictured left) and Sharee Hart was named the Assessor of the Year for 2014.

Statement from Surf Life Saving Australia

We are aware of the investigation into Mr Tate Smith. Surf Life Saving Australia issued a mandatory provisional suspension on Mr Tate Smith from Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club on Monday 8 September 2014 having been advised by Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) that he returned a positive sample. This sample was taken whilst competing in another sport but is a potential breach of SLSA Anti Doping Policy (2010).

Lifejackets in all IRB Operations mandated from 1 October 2014

From today 1 October, 2014 Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Policy will mandate the wearing of certified lifejackets in all Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) operations.

This Policy is consistent with Surf Life Saving Australia’s commitment to the International Lifejacket Wear Principles and recognises our important responsibility, as a movement, to demonstrate best practice behaviour to the community.

Lifejackets used must be certified to meet the Australian or International Standards.

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By completing this survey, you will help us to identify what sport opportunities and pathways that we can develop and provide to optimize experiences for current and potential members.

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