Three clubs took part in the annual Rainbow Coast Surf Life Saving Carnival in Bremer Bay last weekend. Albany, Denmark and Esperance-Goldfields Surf Life Saving clubs attended the carnival, which has been running for almost 25 years. The carnival was held on November 27-28 and had an excellent turnout, with more than 190 competitors ranging from six years old to 60 competing in ideal conditions. On the Saturday morning, Surf Life Saving WA’s Dave Somers ran coaching and competition training courses for youth aged 14-17. Competition began in the afternoon at Blossoms Beach, involving water events including swimming, board racing, relays and an Ironman event for the seniors. Clubs had an early start on Sunday morning at 7.30am at Blossoms Beach, with excellent conditions greeting competitors for beach events including sprints, relays, flags and a beach run with some friendly but tough competition between the clubs. Albany was unable to claim the handicap cup, with Esperance-Goldfields winning the title for a second straight year. Esperance-Goldfields took the title ahead of Albany, while Denmark came third. Albany Surf Life Saving Club vice-president Carl Richardson said it was a successful weekend. “The weekend was a huge success enjoyed by all and would not have been possible without all the volunteers involved, Denmark SLSC co-ordinating the weekend events, Dave Somers from SLSWA supporting the event, and the support of the Bremer Bay Caravan Park,” he said.