Classic a way to remember Hugo

THIS weekend's 35th Interstate Surfcraft Carnival at Park Beach may be the jewel in the Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club crown but the parallel junior carnival is almost ready to share top billing.

Entry levels are rising for the Hugo Smyth Memorial Surf Classic scheduled for Sunday, a fun program for the Under 11 to Under 17 age divisions.

Club media spokesperson Jo Magill said the carnival was designed to raise funds in support of surf and water safety for children.

“Hugo, the youngest of six children, died in an accident at home despite courageous attempts by his family and members of the surf life saving community to save him,” she said.

“His passing means spreading the water safety message has to continue and be developed as a life skill.

“The Smyths remain active in the surf club and his mum (Rachael) and the rest of the family are very involved in running the Classic.”

Entry forms can be downloaded from www.coffsharbourslsc.asn.au or contact Rachael Smyth on 0488 577 546 and the $25 fee includes an event t-shirt, hat bag and presentation entry.

The format is based around board relays, iron person events, a 2km soft sand run and the highlight known as 'Hugo's Island Classic'.



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