Ocean Roar – photo Garry Hewitt
Rainbow Beach recently hosted Round 4 of the ‘Ocean Roar’ IRB Premiership Series. Beach and Club President, Shane Handy, said despite the conditions the event was a great success.
The carnival saw 259 competitors from 16 clubs across Queensland from Coolum Beach in the north to Kirra SLSC in the south compete.
Kurrawa SLSC was the winner of Series 4 with Kirra second, Broadbeach SLSC third, Kawana Waters fourth and Alexandra Headlands SLSC taking out fifth spot.
The series has six categories – open male, open female, 35 + masters, 45 +masters, U23 and Rookie.
This year drones were launched to monitor rips and other surf conditions, marine life such as sharks, and spot swimmers in distress, plus they have also proved a valuable resource in surf sport, aiding safety efforts and judging.
A fantastic event on the Rainbow Beach calendar.