Yamba SLSC in top 10 NSW Country surf clubs
Yamba Surf Life Saving Club ranked 10th after its members collected eight gold meals at the 2016 NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships held at South West Rocks on the weekend.
Held in flat conditions at South West Rocks at the weekend, Yamba competitors also brought home 10 silver medals and 11 bronze medals.
The most outstanding performer was Kalani Ives. She won the ironwoman, board race and beach flags events competing in under-11s girl.
Justin Hyde won two gold in the open board riding and 40-49 mens board riding.
Will Brighton won the under-19s mens 2km beach run and Peter Rheinberger came first in the 50-59 mens board race.
The under-23 mens boat crew of Andrew Bell, Marc Adamson, Vince Bolton, Zac Brotherson and sweep Rod McSkimming also came away with the country title.
All members of the 22-strong Yamba team came home with at least one medal or a top five placing in finals.
Minnie Water Wooli Surf Life Saving Club also had a large contingent of members competing with Morgen Parkin the best performing competitor - third in the under-15 girls 2km beach run. MMWSLSC finished 33rd overall.
Byron bay was the top performing club on 945 points, closely followed by fellow Far North Coast club Cudgen Headland on 938. Coffs Harbour was third on 505, Port Macquarie fourth on 348 and Sawtell fifth on 343. Yamba earned 182 points.