Surfer Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew appears to be like set to swap the waves for the Queensland parliament.
The three-time world champion is nipping on the heels of LNP incumbent Michael Hart for the Gold Coast seat of Currumbin.
Mr Bartholomew, who has lived on the coast for greater than 60 years, is hoping to show the seat crimson.
The Labor MP hopeful has secured 53 per cent of the first vote, in comparison with the LNP’s 46 per cent.
On preferences, the race is simply too tight to name.
Mr Bartholomew stated he was nicely outfitted for a life in politics.
“I just see this as a natural extension of what I’ve been doing for decades,” he instructed Channel 9, referring to his completely different roles in the neighborhood.
The conservationist additionally drew some resemblances between browsing and his new profession path.
“Sport’s rough and tumble…so is politics,” he stated.
Commentator and for radio shockjock Alan Jones instructed Sky Information viewers that the seat of Burleigh was a “hot bed of anger over high rise development in areas such as Palm Beach”.