Carnival draws hundreds to town

Tayler NealeAlbany Advertiser

The 2017 Surf Life Saving WA Country Carnival, hosted by the Albany Surf Life Saving Club at the weekend, has been deemed a success.

The carnival drew about 700 competitors from across the State.

There were also 160 entrants in the centenary swim.

Competition was spread across Saturday and Sunday with surf boats, beach events and ironman among the events.

ASLSC's women crew at the start.
Camera IconASLSC's women crew at the start. Credit: Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson

Club president Rob Mason said there had been a mountain of positive feedback.

“Visitors to the carnival were impressed with Middleton Beach and the incredible view we have from our lovely clubrooms, they loved Muttonbird and the conditions certainly were challenging with many wipe-outs and rollovers; no serious injuries,” he said

“Many came to Albany early in the week and got out and about to take in the magnificence of the South Coast; many surprised people about how much they found to do down here.

“Most of all, they were impressed with the atmosphere and friendliness they found at the event and in Albany in general.”

Mr Mason said the club had put in a fantastic effort.

“Albany SLSC had 80 club members volunteer to make up the various work parties to organise this massive weekend ... an enormous effort,” he said.

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