REDHEAD surf lifesaver Matthew Kent put his club on the front foot at the NSW Masters Surf Life Saving Championships at Ocean Beach, Umina.
About 1500 surf lifesavers aged 30 to 75, representing 89 clubs from around NSW, battled it out on the beach and in the water over two days in gentle conditions.
Luckily, the Masters was spared the freak weather that struck the junior state titles at the same venue.
Kent excelled in the water, taking the gold in both the 35-39 ironman and board race.
He has been involved in surf lifesaving since under-eight nippers and now coaches the next generation of club competitors.
Redhead was particularly strong on day two of the competition in the team events, winning the 110 years taplin relay and 110 years board relay.
The final master pointscore saw Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club take out top spot over Avoca Beach.
Redhead Surf Life Saving Club finished ninth.