NARACOORTE and Lucindale triathlon clubs made up a large contingent of the record 200 competitors who took part in Saturday's fourth annual Beachport Triathlon.
It was a sunny but rough start, with winds around 30km/h stirring up the water and making the swim leg even more challenging than usual.
The weather fined up throughout the morning for the next two legs.
The Challenge Course consisted of a 500m swim, 18.3km cycle and 6km run.
It was won by Mount Gambier's Toby Richardson in a time of 1:03:49
Lucindale's Brett Snodgrass wasn't far off the pace, coming in fifth in a time of 1:08:41 and taking out the 35-39-year-old age group.
Jordan Borg posted a competitive time of 1:16:44 to win the 13-19 male age group, followed by Naracoorte club-mate Lachlan Busiko.
Luke Crossling finished second in the large 30-34 age group, stopping the clock at 1:16:51.
Lucindale's David Snodgrass flew the flag for the over 60s, finishing in 1:34:47.
German woman Ricarda Gummer finished in 1:16:52 to take out the women's Challenge.
Less than a minute behind was Lucindale's Nikki Smart who crossed the line in 1:17:48, followed in third by Coonawarra's Trish Brand in 1:23:33.
Naracoorte's Katie Botha came in fourth in 1:24:46 and won the 30-34 age group.
And competing in her first triathlon, Emily Hunter won the13-19 age group in 1:31:15.
The Short Course consisted of a 200m swim, 8.8km cycle and 3km run.
It was won in a time of 35:27 by Richard Meadows of Normanville, who finished ahead of Millicent's Mark Pretty and Edenhope's Stephen Munn.
Lucindale's Chris Klose crossed the line in fourth in 40.06 and won the 40-44 age group.
In the women's Short Course, Robe's Kylie Peel was fastest in 43:32.
Georgie McKay, of Lucindale, was a few minutes behind and finished second in 46.06.
More than 60 children competed in a shortened version which included a 50m swim, 2.4km cycle and 500m run.
Harry Snodgrass finished fourth overall and second in his age group, while Livinia Smith (49:08) and Shelby Ferguson (57:58) won their age groups.
Members of the Lucindale club are off to compete in the Victor Harbor Triathlon this weekend.
As the season draws to a close, Brett Snodgrass will be competing in his third Ironman challenge in Melbourne on March 24.