Young gun stars on Main Beach
By MAX GODBEE
Yamba Surf Life Saving Club
CUDGEN Headland Surf Club raced away with the overall pointscore by a big margin, but host club Yamba also performed well with Jacob Lollback leading the way and named competitor of the carnival at Yamba beach yesterday.
Cudgen also led the win list with 25 first placings backed up with 20 seconds, 13 thirds and a number of fourths, fifths and sixths to tally a remarkable 426 points
This placed them 202 points clear of second placed Lennox Head with Yamba third on 184.
The top three were followed by Byron Bay on 167 and Gold Coast club from Mermaid Beach in the top five with 94 points
Lollback continued his great form with the most individual wins, four, including the open and Under-17 ironman and the open and Under-17 surfboard doubles
The star performer was also involved in three teams wins, Cameron and taplin relays and the Under-17 surf teams along with two second placings and two thirds in a marathon day in which in heats and finals he rounded the buoys 17 times all up.
In the feature open ironman of ski-swimboard and beach run Lollback was seventh after the first leg, was second by the end of the board leg and swam to the front in leg three and had a winning margin of some 30m as he ran across the finish line ahead of Jarrad Cain of Cudgen with Scott McCarthy, also of Cudgen, third.
Yamba won 12 events all up and other individual winners from the club were Clint Patricks in the open beach flags and Gemma Moody in the girls Under-17 flags.
Moody was also second in the beach sprint and third in the Under-17 ironwoman.
Former NSW and Yamba champion Alyce Bennett, who this year has joined the Gold Coast club North Burleigh, won three events, the open ironwoman and the Under-19 and open board races.
Another former Yamba competitor, Noah Outterigdge, these days with Cudgen, scored an outstanding double, winning the open