Elliott Heads beach was saturated with up-and-coming young lifesavers for the Wide Bay Junior Surf Life Saving Carnival held on Sunday.
Families from Bundaberg, Moore Park Beach, Elliott Heads, Hervey Bay and Agnes Water participated in the first carnival of the year.
Surf Life Saving Queensland regional manager Craig Holden said the Junior Surf Life Saving Carnival attracted a lot of first-time competitors, aged between eight and 15 years old, and it was great to open the surf lifesaving season in the Bundaberg Region.
“The carnival was a great start to the season,” Craig said.
“From the participating clubs we saw almost 300 juniors compete today.
“We’ve seen lots of new kids and families join our sport this year, reflecting participation at today’s junior carnival.
Junior Surf Life Saving Carnival a successful start to season
Craig said the great weather and surf conditions helped make the carnival a success.
Under 9 age group manager Leigh Hahn agreed saying it was fantastic to see interest from new members.
“Event was a good lead up to the season, with perfect conditions, and the biggest numbers I have seen at an inter-club carnival,” Leigh said.
“Good event for newer kids to try competition.
“We also had lots of new officials and volunteers today!”
Seven-year-old Cameron De Zilva from Elliot Heads SLSC competed in his first carnival today.
The results for the Junior Surf Life Saving Carnival will be compiled and announced eary next week.
The successful event comes after Council’s investment in the Elliott Heads foreshore redevelopment.
- Earlier news: Council supports surf lifesavers to provide vital service