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Bay is top FNC surf club

James Brodin (left) and Lorne Greenhalgh (second from left), from the Byron Bay Surf Club, compete at the branch championships.
James Brodin (left) and Lorne Greenhalgh (second from left), from the Byron Bay Surf Club, compete at the branch championships.

Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club has taken out the Far North Coast open and masters branch championships held at Evans Head on Sunday.


The club will now take a psychological advantage into the State Championships at Kingscliff this month.


Byron Bay (521 points) finished ahead of Cudgen Headland (380) and Lennox Head-Alstonville (378).


Ben Condie and Geoff Brodin kick-started the day for Byron by winning the inaugural 2km beach run in the open and masters 50-59 years divisions.


Brodin went on to win the ironman and board.


Brendon Irwin had a massive day, winning the Under 17 ironman, board and ski events.


The girls were just as dominant, with Zoe Heiniger taking out the Under 17 ironwoman.


Brooke Yopp (ski) and Sam Coleman (board) chipped in with wins in the Under 19 division.


Torri Callum took out the Under 19 male ski.


Coleman and Callum also won the open mixed double ski event.


The three-day NSW State Championships start with the Masters on March 17.


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