Surfers Save Tourists In Hairy Situation

Monday, 11 February 2013

we've all seen over the last week the weather in Queensland has been grim. Severe storms, flooding and power outages have wreaked havoc in the country's second biggest state. Lives and livelihoods have been lost, the damage bill is in the billions.

While the storms have subsided the seas have not, and although conditions haven't been amazing there have been plenty of brown-water waves on offer on the Sunshine and Gold Coasts the last few days. Fun for local shredders, not ideal for beach-going visitors. 

Gold Coast Rescue

Yesterday on the southern end of the Gold Coast a couple of French tourists literally found themselves out of their depth at Kirra. Spotting the pair in trouble, surfing's new dynamic duo of Nick Chalmers and Angus McNicol sprung into action, leapt off the groyne and into the raging sea. Now they are feted as heroes, and as all heroes must do, they faced up to Karl Stefanovic on the Today show this morning, to explain their magnificient deeds.

Karl being Karl, the results ... were ... spectacular. He even says "frothing". Enjoy. 

P.S. Nick Chalmers is also a legend on the canvas when not saving lives. Check out some of his work later this month at the Gold Coast's own Bleach Festival.

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