Kiama Downs will be out to turn up the heat on likely surf lifesaving inflatable rescue boat champions-in-waiting Caves Beach on Saturday, as well as prepare for the state championships.
After winning the past six titles, Kiama Downs have a new-look team this year, which barring disaster will at least secure second place in the series standings on Caves Beach’s home break.
But they are unlikely to stop Caves Beach from taking the crown from them.
However, there is still plenty of incentive for the Kiama Downs crew, with places on the NSW team on offer for the interstate titles to be held at Thirroul next month.
“In the past we’ve held the opening round of the season so it makes a nice change for us to be able to hold the last round of the series,” Caves Beach competition manager Troy Grieves said. “Preparations have been going really well and the beach looks great. The forecast at the moment is for 1.2 metres of swell so hopefully it will hold steady and we can get a good weekend of racing.”