Port Elliot Surf Lifesaving Club competes at Moana

UNDER THE PUMP: In the under 19 surf boat taking on the elements are Port Elliot Life Saving Club's Riley Oborn, Copper Oborn, Matt Read and Tom Ramke and sweep Troy Irvin.
UNDER THE PUMP: In the under 19 surf boat taking on the elements are Port Elliot Life Saving Club's Riley Oborn, Copper Oborn, Matt Read and Tom Ramke and sweep Troy Irvin.

Port Elliot fielded four crews in the boat area for the first time this season at a carnival at Moana, with the U19 Sharkbait crew of Troy Irvin (Sweep), Reilly and Cooper Oborn, Matt Read and Tom Ramke winning  their third carnival win in a row.

Conditions were tough for all competitors.

The Good Ol boys reserve crew swept by Steve Tummel and rowers Mark Williams, Alan Reynolds, Michael Lippett and Gary Humphries got through the first rounds before the carnival was stopped.

The  2nd Reserve Crew made up of members from two other crews consisted of Matt Smith (sweep) ,Garth Reynolds, Alistair Searle, Dave Read and Robbie McKinnon put in a good showing.

Also completing the early rounds the U19 girls returned to rowing with a new rower in Anara Watson, with Elly Adamson, Maddie Turley, Ella Smith and sweep Matt Smith finishing in second place.

The crew also rowed in the woman's reserve grade with Kerry Watson in place of daughter Anara. 

On the beach Port Elliot had the Youth team competing in a variety of individual events suiting their talents.

In U14's, Piper Hudson competed strongly in the flags making it through to 10th place, narrowly missing out on the final. Jobe Hendricks competed in the sprints and flags also. 

Billy Trim had another big day choosing the water events with a 5th in swim, 9th in board and 5th in Iron. 

In the U15's, Nic Skanes was winning his heat and leading the final until the last 10 metres, where he took a specky roll over the line to end up in last place. It added some humour to the loss going out in style!

Holly Santibanez competed in the Sprints in a tough heat against the top competitors and missed progression. 

She competed in the flags and continued through the rounds followed up by the iron race where she did well in the conditions to get out and back in both swim and board legs as the stormy conditions built up at the end of the day.

Jack Read competed in flags and went through to the top 10, also finishing 3rd in the 2km beach run. Connor Irvin competed in the flags first and survived a couple of rounds before elimination. 

Both Indie Tunn and Nic Fuller competed in the U19 Division. Nic Fuller competed in flags finishing 2nd. 

A special mention should also go to the coaches, the amazing officials in both areas and Sonia Read completing the Read family involvement. 

Port Elliot would like to congratulate and welcome four new Bronze Medallion holders to the ranks of patrolling members. Sam Tummel, Ruby Overall, Tom Johnson, Darcy Smith are all offspring of existing patrolling and competing members of the club. These four young people have undergone an intensive training regime overseen by Reagan Moon and John Maitland.