Skye Vaughan's great effort at North Haven

Off you go: Competitors prepare to enter the water at North Haven on Saturday. Photo: SLSNSW

Off you go: Competitors prepare to enter the water at North Haven on Saturday. Photo: SLSNSW

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. - Cameron McKee

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.

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