Big field from across WA to tackle 13km challenge

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Craft at the starting point.
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Albany Surf Life Saving Club will hold its popular Albany Surf Craft Challenge on Sunday, comprising two major events that have attracted strong entry numbers.

Held every year on the WA Day long weekend, competitors from around the State will converge on the local club to tackle the 13km surf boat and surf ski course.

The surf boat and surf ski course begins in Princess Royal Harbour and finishes at Middleton Beach in front of ASLSC. A 2km beach run after the water events will also be a part of the day’s festivities.

ASLSC president Rob Mason said it looked like being one of their strongest turnouts.

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“Our numbers are looking very strong,” he said. “We have over 30 skis and 30 boats, which is more than 180 competitors registered, so we’ll go close to cracking 200.

“The beach run is no pre-registration — you just rock up with $5.

“The great thing about this event is most of the competitors are from outside Albany.”

The event starts at 8.30am with the surf skis first into the water.

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