Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

JUST FOR FUN; Surfing Mum All Smiles at the All Girls

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

JUST FOR FUN; Surfing Mum All Smiles at the All Girls

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Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter

MOTHER of three Roz Mackenzie will be one of several veterans taking to the water in the 19th annual All Girls Surf Showdown at Lennox Head today.

The event is famous for being a breeding ground for future female surfing superstars but it also has a place for the most casual of surfing enthusiasts.

aIt's the only event I compete in and it's just a bit of fun really,a Mackenzie said.

aI like to see how I go every year and where I've improved.

aI've never made it past the first round, but who knows, maybe I will this weekend.a

Contest co-ordinator Kellie O'Brien said it was an event that was open to all women.

aIt's a good way to keep women involved and foster longevity in the sport,a she said.

aI love seeing women get back in the water and compete, long after some of them have hung up their surfboards.

aWe were the first major surfing event that catered for women over 40.a

Wild weather forecasts have meant the event has been condensed from three days to a single day of competition. …

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