Perfect conditions greet top skiers

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The Lower Great Southern Water Ski Tournament was held in perfect conditions over the weekend as a number of personal bests were recorded on the Kalgan River.

The tournament, now in its 49th year, included slalom, trick and jump events across Saturday and Sunday, with 32 competitors from throughout WA.

Albany Ski Club commodore Geoff Brady said the event had run smoothly.

“The whole thing went very well, water conditions were very good and there were a lot of personal bests,” he said.

“There was some outstanding skiing across all three disciplines and all competitors should be commended for their efforts.

“Damon Nottle put on a show in the slalom with five buoys on the 11m line at 55kmh — if he’d done that a week earlier it would have been a national record.”

Damian Cooper in the jump event.
Camera IconDamian Cooper in the jump event. Credit: y Advertiser

Brady said competition was strong at this year’s event because of the upcoming national tournament in Perth.

“The nationals are on in Perth around Easter so some competitors were trying to post scores so they were eligible to ski in that,” he said.

Steven Schreck in action.
Camera IconSteven Schreck in action. Credit: bany Advertiser

Brady said the Albany Ski Club was looking to run a “come and try” day later in the month to try and attract new members.

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