Flood and Tame star at Aussies

General / Apr 8, 2014

The event was held at Scarborough Beach in Western Australia.

Avoca Beach kayaker Lachlan Tame completed the surf ski double.

The K1 200 National Champion won his fourth single ski title before combining with close friend Gordon Jones to win the double ski.

The Open single surf ski final also featured another four sprint paddlers. Tate Smith (5th), Sam Norton (10th), Daniel Bowker (11th) and Murray Stewart (15th).

The U19 men single surf ski event saw junior sprint kayaker Riley Fitzsimmons finish second ahead of U23 kayaker Joel McKitterick in third.

Fitzsimmons went one better winning the gold in the U19 Single ski relay for Avoca Beach. Peter Euers of Newport finished third.

Smith and Stewart finished second behind Tame and Jones in the male double ski. Brodie Holmes of Trigg Island finished third.

Smith and Stewart went one better winning the Open Taplin event alongside four other Northcliffe athletes.

Bill Bain of Mooloolaba finished second with fellow U23 National paddler Mark Stowe representing Redhead finishing fifth.

Emerging sprint gun Connor Buhk of Alexandra Headland finished second in the U17 Taplin relay.

Buhk later went one better winning gold in the U17 single ski relay.

Michael Booth was a member of the Northcliffe B team that finished second in the open male surf ski relay.

Smith and Stewart once again finished on the podium in third.

Bain (7th), Stowe (8th) and Smith brothers David and Scott of Warrick Barack (10th) also featured in the final.

In the womens events Naomi Flood and Alyssa Bull were the standout performers.

Bull of Alexandra Headland finished second in the U19 Ironwoman event, 14th in the Open Ironwoman before going one better winning gold in the U19 single ski event.

Western Australian Shannon Reynolds and Deeandra Godoy of Freshwater also featured in the final finishing third and sixth respectively.

Flood went into the record books winning her fifth Open Single ski title ahead of Hannah Davis representing Northcliffe and Hannah Minogue of Bulli.

Caitlin Gilliman and Alyce Burnett rounded out the top five.

Flood finished second in the Open Taplin Relay and third in the Open Rescue Tube Rescue.

Burnett of Maroochydore finished third.  Davis (fourth) and Jaime Roberts (15th) also featured in the final.

Flood won a second gold medal in the Open single surf ski relay. Burnett (fifth) and Davis (sixth) also featured in the final.

Flood then capped off a perfect week of racing winning a third gold medal in the double ski event.

Davis (fourth), Burnett (fifth) and Chloe Sterry (eighth) also featured in the final.

Bain combined with fellow Mooloolaba paddler Kirsty Higgison to win the mixed double ski, which was one of the final events of the competition.

Tame collected another medal finishing third ahead of Flood and Stewart in fourth and fifth respectively.

Follow the links below for results and official SLS wrap ups.








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