TWO Nowra-Culburra athletes, Chad Poland and Holly Abbey, have capped off their strong 2018/19 surf lifesaving seasons at the recent Australian Surf Life Saving Championships at the Gold Coast.
Competing in the 35-39 male masters section, Poland reached four finals, which saw him claim two medals.
His best result came in the 2km beach run, where he claimed silver behind Currumbin's Cameron Anderson.
Poland backed this up with a bronze medal in the surf race, being edged out by Terrigal's Hayden Smith and Cronulla's Ryan Hartup.
His final two finals appearances ended in him finishing fourth in both the ironman and board race.
During his time at The Aussies, Poland also competed in the single ski.
Not to be outdone, Nowra-Culburra product Holly Abbey, who now competes for Coogee, claimed silver in the under 17s female beach sprint - finishing behind Currumbin's Briana Irving.
During her meet, Abbey, who is coached by Mollymook's Sean Hendy, also made the quarter-finals of the open female sprint before helping her under 17s beach relay team, of Samantha Gately, Annabelle Wendler and Maya Saad, finish fourth in the final - with Abbey reaching the top 10 in both the open and under 17s beach flags too.