Vics take slender lead

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Victoria took a slender lead into the 2nd round of the surf life saving Wieland Shield at Ocean Grove main beach on 10 January.
The event, the 25th of its type, pits the best surf life savers from Victoria against the elite from California, USA, and attracted a good crowd of onlookers at Ocean Grove for the first round before making its way to Torquay and then finally, Lorne.
Victoria finished the day at Ocean Grove with a 34 to 32 lead over the Californians.
Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club’s Jesse Coulson won the men’s Ironman event for the Vics.
Events included a surf race, board race, Ironman and Ironwoman and a surf rescue relay.