Red Beach lifeguard Erin Taylor will be footing it with the very best while in Australia as a member of the New Zealand surf lifesaving team.
The 12-strong team, along with a surf boat crew, will take on five other countries at the International Surf Challenge at the end of the month.
Surf Life Saving Australia is hosting this one-off surf sports gala at the birthplace of surf lifesaving, Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach. The competing teams are from Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Japan, South Africa and the USA.
The first of the three tests will take place on Thursday 29 November, with the final test on Saturday 1st December.
Erin will compete in the women's ski race, mixed ski relay, women's beach relay and a 4-person Taplin relay in which she will paddle the ski leg.
The International Challenge, to be held over four days, is a celebration of 100 years of surf lifesaving in Australia. Seven state teams will also participate at Bondi in the Australian Interstate Championships.
To read more about the International Challenge, click here.