Beach Stormers

Beach Stormers

On Saturday the 21st of October Sam Carswell represented Coffs Harbour surf life saving club whilst competing in Round 1, of the NSW Beach stormers event in North Steyne, Sydney.

Despite only a few people attending the u17s male events, it was a tough competition as it was a race of the best of the best.

Sam was up against 1st and 2nd place in the sprint from Aussies last year. Despite this, he pulled out second place in one of the four rounds over varying distances and placed third overall in the event.

In flags, he took on the 2023 NSW champ and in the straight final consisting of two competitors he finished a very close second.

One week later the Carswell family with the addition of the Evans family (Taking our recently crowned 3rd at Aussies 2023, U14 flag competitor Quinn Evans) travelled to Kurruwa for the first round of the Queensland Beach Stormers series. Sam and Quinn were up against Queensland’s best talent.

Sam placed 2nd in the sprint and 3rd in the flags competition. Quinn, a little unlucky, was relegated to 4th in the flags event and finished 5th in the sprint.  Both boys supported by their families are vying for selection in the NSW youth team. At the moment Sam is provisionally selected and Quinn not far away from selection.

The Beach Stormer series is gaining momentum and is a great initiative of lifesaving to showcase the fastest competitors in Australia on the beach.