Sanyo Bussan International Surf Rescue Challenge
Canoe sprint stars Naomi Flood, Lachlan Tame and Bill Bain represented Australia at the Sanyo Bussan International Surf Rescue Challenge in Japan last month.
The event was held at the picturesque Onjuku Beach from 19-23 September with the comprehensive program consisting of swim, board, surf ski and beach events.
Flood and Tame joined fellow Australian surf Life Saving legends Shannon Eckstein and Kristyl Smith amongst the senior ranks, while Bain contested the youth competition with the Australian junior team consisting of the best under 20 athletes in the country.
Seven nations contested the event with Hong Kong, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand and the USA joining host Japan and Australia.
As expected Australia dominated winning both the Open and Youth competitions ahead of New Zealand and Japan in both categories.
In difficult conditions Flood and Tame both demonstrated their prowess on the surf ski winning their respective men’s and women’s event, before combining to win the mixed event.
The duo were also members of the men’s and women’s winning Taplin relay teams, while Flood also featured in the Open Board Race finishing fifth.
Sunshine Coast kayaker Bain won the men’s youth single ski event, finished second in the mixed ski and fourth in the youth ironman event.
Full list of relevant results below.
Canoe sprint action will return to Australian shores from 6-8 December for Grand Prix 1 which will be held at West Lakes in South Australia.
21. Surf Ski Race Female Open
22. Surf Ski Race Male Open
2nd.Chris Moors/NZL. Kendrick Louis/AUS
6th. Kosuke Nagatake/JPN
24. Surf Ski Race Male Youth
4. Ocean Man Youth (Ironman Youth)
25. Board Race Female Open
13. Mixed Surf Ski Relay Open
14. Mixed Surf Ski Relay Youth
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