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There will also be vin­tage car and mo­tor­bike dis­plays and a ded­i­cated kids zone. Iron­man Aus­tralia has been go­ingng strong since 1985, and this year will take place in Port Mac­quarie, putting com­peti­tors through a gru­elling swim in the Hast­ings River, a ride snaking past the Pa­cific Ocean and a run through the cen­tre of the mid-north coast t town. This year it’s be­ing held in con­junc­tion with Iron­man 70.3, one of the big­gest triathlon events in the Asia-Pa­cific. Port Mac­quarie; May 7, free for spec­ta­tors,cta­tors, ap.iron­ heck out the best surfers aged 18 and un­der when the se­ries hits Kiama to give lo­cal surfers a chance at try­ing for a spot in the World Surf League Junior Cham­pi­onships next year. Kiama is stop five of seven for the na­tional junior qual­i­fy­ing se­ries, which started in Jan­uary at Bells Beach, Vic­to­ria and will fin­ish up in the Gold Coast in May. Up and com­ers will also have the chance for men­tor­ing by event am­bas­sadors Joel Parkin­son and Laura En­ever through the event. Sub­way Pro Junior, Sub­way Pro Junior, Kiama; to­day and to­mor­row, world­sur­ Kirra-Belle Ols­son of Avoca.

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