Umina Beach will host 108 of NSW hottest athletes tomorrow with the final round of the Envirobank Super Team Series.
The new team-based event for Under 17, Under 19 and Open surf sports athletes was established at the start of the season to give our beach and water athletes the opportunity to get back into high-performance competition.
The six-team captains, all champions in their own right, were given the chance to pick their teams of 18 through an NBA-style drafting live-streamed on Facebook.
Round One saw strong performances across the board in windy conditions at Swansea Belmont with a number of rising athletes making their mark among their teams.
Tomorrow’s event will see athletes from as far south as Mollymook, who dominate the beach events, and as far north as Cudgen Headland and Lennox Head.
A number of injuries will see new draftings into teams including team captains Jay Furniss and Britney Pierce. At just 16 years-old Ryan Green from Terrigal who has been dominating local Central Coast carnivals will step in for White Team Captain Furniss. Ryan will be joined by clubmate Erin Hamilton who is in for Emelyn Wheeler in the beach events in local captain Jemma Smith’s Green Team.
Fingal’s Grace Hewitt is out but will be replaced by Mollymook’s Sprint and Flags champion Karla Jones in the point-score leading Black Team led by Nutri-Grain Ironman Jackson Borg. Jackson’s team will also be bolstered with the addition of young Jake Morris from Newport replacing Charlie Brooks, out due to injury.
Red Team Captain Dan Collins will have just one swap in with former World Beach Champion Jake Lynch of Newport replacing Ace Haslam. The event will be Jake’s first back after two years of injury turmoil.
NSW top-performing Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Lizzie Welborn who captains the Yellow Team is the only team going into the final round without any lineup changes. The young team will depend on strong performances in the individual events to make a charge for the top of the final pointscore.
*The event will be live-streamed on @SurflifesavingNSW Facebook from 9am.
Full event information can be found here, including full results and team drafts.
Round One Pointscore
- Team Black, Jackson Borg, 251
- Team Red, Daniel Collins, 242
- Team Blue, Britney Pierce, 228
- Team Green, Jemma Smith, 218
- Team Yellow, Lizzie Welborn, 215
- Team White, Jay Furniss, 205
See full round one results in dropbox
Dropboxed Interviews Timecodes
- 0.0 James Koch (Central Coast) Surf Race Win
- 2.04 Kye Taylor (Hunter) Board Race Win
- 3.15 Ella Beere (Central Coast) Ski Race Win
- 5.49 Maisie Miller (Lennox Head Far North Coast)
- 7.05 Nathan Mackenzie (Lennox Head Far North Coast)
- 9.26 Jemma Smith (Central Coast) Team Captain Green
- 10.41 Dan Roberts (South Coast) Black Team Manager win mixed sprint relay
- 12.04 Sam Zustovich (South Coast) Flags Winner
- 13.27 Zara Sharman (Illawarra) Surf Race Winner
Yellow: Lizzie Welborn (Newport)
Green: Jemma Smith (Newport)
Blue: Britney Pierce (Wanda)
Black: Jackson Borg (Newport)
White: Jay Furniss (Cronulla)
Red: Daniel Collins (Redhead)
Racing starts at 9am
Mixed Surf Ski Relay
Mixed Board Relay
Taplin Relay Mixed
Beach Relay Mixed
2 x 1km Mixed Relay
Mixed Swim Relay
Surf Ski Race
Round 1: 17 October at Swansea Belmont SLSC (Hunter)
Round 2: 7 November at Bulli SLSC (Illawarra) – CANCELLED
Round 3: 5 December at Umina SLSC (Central Coast)
*SLSNSW is committed to comply with the NSW Government Health restrictions in place at the time of the event. SLSNSW reserves the right cancel or modify a round or the entire Series based on current restrictions.