Wanda finished 5th overall at The Aussies – the best placed NSW club – a stunning result.

“We couldn’t be prouder,” said Mark Sargeant, President Wanda SLSC. “It’s been a real team effort this season – competitors, coaches, volunteers, supporters and families.”

“Our competitors absolutely rose to the occasion – performed at their best, against Australia’s surf sports best.

“We crowned Australian champions, had many Silver and Bronze medalists and Top 6 finishes. Over and above this, we had competitors and teams in the water, boats, R&R, march past and beach events over the entire 9 day competition give their absolute best and do our club proud.”

At this year’s event, Wanda club Patron Ernest ‘Solly’ Stephens OAM was honoured by SLSA for 67 years of officiating at Aussies, the longest serving official in event history.

Wanda’s 2019 Australian Champions
(Gold medals)


Open Male Board Rescue
Hayden Allum
Nathan Smith

U17 Male Board Rescue
Riley Dixon
Noah Steiner

U17 Male Surf Team
Riley Dixon
Nathan Jay
Nicholas Middleton
Noah Steiner

U19 Female Double Ski
Emily Eaves
Georgia Sinclair

U19 Male Beach Sprint
Jamee Smith

Open Male 2km Beach Run
Ali Najem

U19 Female 2km Beach Run
Annika Durante


U14 Female Beach Sprint
Zara Lammers

U14 Female 2km Ocean Swim
Kaitlyn Middleton

U15 Male 2km Ocean Swim
Henri Carrera


170 yrs min Male Board Relay
Team A
Scott Allen
Christopher Iredale
Jonathon Lavers

110 yrs min Male Surf Team
Team A
Nathan Smith
Tait Brannock
Cameron Pyett

40-44 Male 2km Beach Run
Tait Brannock

50-54 Male 2km Beach Run
Jock Campbell

55-59 Female 2km Beach Run
Donna Cox

60-99 Male Board Rescue
Team A
Christopher Iredale
Jonathon Lavers
30-34 Male Surf Race
Cameron Pyett

RESULTS: The Aussies 2019 – Wanda Open

Photos/Results: The Aussies 2019 – Wanda Masters
Photos/Results: The Aussies 2019 – Wanda Youth

The Aussies 2019 hub