THE strong depth of surf life saving in Port Macquarie was on show at the 2020 Country Championships at Kingscliff Beach last weekend.
Seventy-four competitors made the trip north from under-eights all the way up to masters (60+) age divisions.
90 percent raced in a country championship final while 62 per cent finished with an impressive top six result in one or more events.
Club coach Melinda Cockshutt said it was a strong performance right across the board as Port Macquarie finished in sixth position on the overall point score.
Fourth was the club's best-ever country championship result which was achieved at South West Rocks a few years ago.
They claimed good results in almost every division - flags, ski, board, swim, ironperson and board rescue.
"It shows the depth of surf life saving here; we did really well in the two-kay beach run," Cockshutt said.
"That's because there is a lot of skill development on nipper day; it's not just about racing, it's about the kids understanding the surf as well."
The coach was impressed with how the club's competitors navigated their way through the tricky surf.
"There was a little bit of tactics required and a bit of luck," she said.
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