Tasmania had 29 athletes and 5 officials from 7 Tasmanian Surf Life Saving Clubs that traveled across to Perth for the 2023 National Surf Life Saving Championships also known as Aussies.
The 9 days of competition across Scarborough and Trigg Island Beaches saw just over 4500 athletes race the best in their age groups.
Below are the highlights of the results of our Tasmanian athletes, for the full list of results head to LiveHeats
The final day of the Aussies can be replayed on SBS on Demand
Jordy Armitstead – Port Sorell – U15
Will Mackinnon – Carlton Park – U15
Luka Jackson – Burnie – U15
Hudson Hyland – Wealands – Devonport – U14
Oscar Dover – Burnie – U13
Mark Manning – 75yrs +
Don Marsh – 70-74yrs
Michael Moschogianis – 50-54yrs
Dave Russell-Green – 55-59yrs
Anna Sargent – 45-49yrs
Andrea Wolfert – 45-49yrs
RRiSK Masters Women Boat Crew 200yrs min – 4th
Jeremy Norton – 60-64yrs
Craig Machen – 55-59yrs
Stuart Pain – 45-49yrs
Richard Boult – 60-64yrs
Mel Flynn – 50-54yrs
Georgia Askew U19
Elsie Menzie U19
Brennan Machen – Open
Brad Rubock – Open
Nathan Cross – Open
Jack Latham – U17
Oceania Eustace – U17
Tasmanian had 5 Surf Sport Officials volunteer at Aussies, Geoff Lyons (Launceston), Mark “Larry” Lehman (Burnie), Craig Mackinnon (Carlton Park), Liz Eustace (Ulverstone) and Jacqueline De Jonge (Burnie). Anna Sargent (Carlton Park) also stepped up to Official when announcers requested more Officials to assist.
Liz Eustace and Jacqueline De Jonge were 2 of 4 people nationally to receive a SLSA Official Scholarship. The scholarship enabled an insight and all access pass to all areas of the Aussies Championships, with a day being mentored by and shadowing carnival referee - Don Van, attend safety and emergency committee (SEMC) meetings, and attend social dinners and networking evenings with other the other scholarship recipients, officials and carnival organisational management committee.
Alex Woodhouse (Burnie) now Maroochydore – Silver U19 Male Taplin, U19 Male Single Ski Relay 9th in Final, made the final for the U19 Male Single Ski.
Dylan Askew (Burnie) now Northcliffe – U19 Male Single Ski Relay 12th in Final, made the semifinal for the U19 Male Single Ski.
Cooper Armitstead (Port Sorell) now Maroochydore – U19 Male Single Ski Relay 11th in Final, made quarter final for U19 Male Board Race, made the quarter final for the U19 Male Single Ski.
Phoebe Woodhouse (Burnie) now Maroochydore – Gold rescue tube rescue open, Silver rescue tube rescue in U19
Sam North (Burnie) now Northcliffe – Silver Mixed Double Ski, 5th in Open Male Single Ski Final
Tom North (Burnie) now Northcliffe – Gold Open Male Taplin, made the Final for Open Mixed Double Ski with Georgia Laird.
Simon Murphet (Devonport) now Burleigh Head Mowbray Park – Gold Open Male Board Relay, 4th in Open Male Taplin Final.
Allie (Britton) Lyndon (Carlton Park) now Kurrawa – Gold Open Female 2km beach run, Bronze Open Female 2x 1km Beach Run Relay
Max Chislet (Carlton Park) now Kurrawa – Gold in U19 2km Beach Run