Ocean Beach, Denmark, WA 29 Feb – 1 March

To be held over the Labour Day long weekend of 29 February – 1 March, the country and masters championships traditionally draw in excess of 650 athletes and see competitors battle it out across two days of competition and a range of events including the iconic ironman event, ski, board and surf boats.

Following a hugely successful carnival which saw nearly 1,000 competitors from across WA converge on Ocean Beach, Denmark over the 2019 Australia Day long weekend, Surf Life Saving WA have announced that they will return to Denmark as the site of their 2020 country and masters championships.

In addition to the championships, SLSWA will also host a senior carnival, including surf boats, open to competitors from all clubs, providing another opportunity to participate in a state level competition, with the possibility of good surf conditions, just 4 weeks out from the 2020 SunSmart WA Championships.

Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) President Craig Smith-Gander said the success of the 2019 Country Carnival, the largest held in recent years, demonstrated the capacity of the club and town to host a sporting event of this scale, as well as the desire of the members to travel to a regional location like Denmark for events.

Weekend event details for the Masters and Country Championships

We are expecting 750 competitors over the Saturday and Sunday at Ocean Beach. Denmark has 77 competitors across the two days taking part.

Denmark Emergency Service Providers are coming together once again with Denmark Surf Life Saving Club, Denmark VMR, Denmark SES and Denmark St Johns volunteers assisting over the weekend. The Denmark Police and Denmark Shire are also supporting the event.

Free buses will be running from Big4 Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park to the Club and back from 6am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday to make parking and traffic management easier, so consider parking at Big4 and avoid the parking hassle.

Food and bar times:

Saturday Bacon and egg burgers 8am-11am Hamburgers 11am-7pm Toasted Sandwiches 8am-2pm (kiosk) Bar 4pm-8pm

Sunday Bacon and egg burgers 7am-11am Sausage Sizzle 12pm-5pm Toasted Sandwiches 8am-2pm (kiosk) Gin Lao – south east asian food 11am-8pm Bar 3pm-8pm

For the general public, Shire of Denmark lifeguards will be on patrol over the Labour day long weekend.

The State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and LotteryWest is a major supporter of Denmark Surf Life Saving Club. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.