Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Magnificent Seven Vying for Surf Title

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Magnificent Seven Vying for Surf Title

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Byline: Fallon Hudson fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au

SEVEN surf girls will hit the waves this weekend for the Mackay Surf Life Saving 2009 Surf Girl competition.

Those who have entered the competition are Emmille Hanson, Sian Newberry, Angelique Marais, Kristy Sim, Kayleigh Brewster and two new entrants Tanya McLennan and Candice Burch.

Ms McLennan said the main reason she decided to enter the Surf Girl 2009 competition was to try to inspire more young women to get involved in the competition.

"I'm a bit of a beach bum and in the summer time I am at the beach three or four times a week."

Ms McLennan works in customer service and is also a massage therapist and believes she is in with a good shot.

"It doesn't bother me walking around in my bikini but I am a bit terrified about the speech I have to make."

Fellow entrant Candice Burch said her mother encouraged her to take part in the competition.

"It is such a great opportunity to raise money for the Mackay Surf Life Saving Club. …

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