Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Surf Stars Feeling Bullish; Day and Allen Athletes of Series

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Surf Stars Feeling Bullish; Day and Allen Athletes of Series

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Byline: Steve Zemek steve.zemek@scnews.com.au

SURF LIFESAVING: Ali Day and Danielle Allen endured their share of hard luck during the 2011-12 ironman and ironwoman series, but both managed to finish the season on a high.

The Mooloolaba lifesavers were respectively crowned the male and female Red Bull Athletes of the Series at a gala dinner at Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club on Monday night.

Day finished second overall after leading the points tally going into the final round, denied a dream series win by Caine Eckstein.

The affable 21-year-old refused to dwell on what could have been, saying he had well and truly exceeded his expectations for the season.

He said he never expected to be in a position to finish second and was therefore failing to look on his achievements as anything but positive.

C[pounds sterling]I'm over the moon,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]I never thought I'd get an award like this. I thought they'd give it to someone like Kendrick (Louis) or Caine or Shannon (Eckstein). …

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