Port Macquarie teenager Skye Vaughan had a great day out at Saturday’s branch senior Surf Life Saving Carnival at North Haven Beach.
Vaughan won both the under-15 and under-17 flag and sprint events along with a strong performance in the one-kilometre run.
She overcame scorching conditions on the sand during the run where some competitors went via team tents to grab some momentary relief from the sun.
There was a bit of carnage especially in the ski events.
In the under-19 open division, Toni Hurkett won the board, swim, sprint and flags, while Gail Martin performed strongly in the sand events.
Isaac Plunkett performed well across a variety of different disciplines including the swim and board race along with the Ironperson event.
Port Macquarie Surf Club spokesperson Cameron McKee said conditions at times were challenging – both on the sand and in the water.
“Generally speaking conditions were trying and there was a bit of carnage especially in the ski events,” he said.
“But overall it was a good day and we only had the one minor injury.”
McKee said it would be a close finish between the “three stronger clubs in the branch.”
“There won’t be much in the end between Port Macquarie, Tacking Point and Wauchope-Bonny Hills,” he said.