Culburra Beach athlete Kirsty Higgison has continued her impressive surf lifesaving form with a bag of outstanding results at the final round of the Trans Tasman tri series held in New Zealand.
Competing as a member of the NSW Country team, Higgison’s individual performances were instrumental in the NSW Country team claiming the Trans Tasman trophy from the New Zealand and Central Coast representative sides.
Higgison impressively won every combined open, under 19 iron-woman and ski event she entered. She then partnered current youth ski world champion Ben Carberry in the open mixed ski races. The powerful duo dominated the event giving Higgison a perfect nine race wins from nine starts, and earning her the award as most outstanding female competitor of the series.
Run over three rounds, held at Waipu Cove, Waipu Cove and Orewa Beaches in New Zealand, the Trans Tasman tri series pitches some of the best youth surf lifesavers from country NSW, Central Coast NSW and a New Zealand against each other over three grueling events.
In addition to the tri series, the NSW Country team also competed in a local Auckland surf carnival where Higgison won the open iron-woman event.
The series win caps off an exciting few months for the Nowra-Culburra SLSC member. The Trans Tasman tri series title joins the youth iron woman and single ski titles she claimed at the world championship in November.