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More safety needed for surf competitors

A surf boat crew gets airborne (Photo: Jon Dibbs). A 15-year-old rower, Robert Gatenby, was drowned at Aussies at Kurrawa Beach in 1996 after a collision with another surf boat in cyclonic conditions.

HAVING been a surf boat rower who has twice competed in Aussies at Kurrawa, and a volunteer lifesaver for 10 years, my thoughts have been with the Barclay and Bird families this past week Read More →