Sid the Seagull from The Queensland Cancer Foundation flew in for a morning surf with Sea Q Boardriders on their sign on day last year to demonstrate correct sun smart procedures being
Sid the Seagull from The Queensland Cancer Foundation flew in for a morning surf with Sea Q Boardriders on their sign on day last year to demonstrate correct sun smart procedures being "Slip , Slop , Slap, and Slide"

Catch the surfing wave

SUMMER is here and SeaQ Boardriders is more than ready to get the surfing competitive season underway.

A large contingent of the surfing community from the Capricorn Coast, Rockhampton and surrounds will meet at Big Dune for the annual SeaQ Boardriders sign-on day on January 29.

Newly elected SeaQ Boardriders president Matt Luck said the end of the school holidays brought the highly anticipated start to the surfing season.

With over 100 competitors registered with the club last year, SeaQ Boardriders is hoping to attract more members.

SeaQ Boardriders is a club for men and women of all ages and all levels of experience.

Competitions are held once a month on a Sunday.

Matt said it was a great atmosphere to have some fun and whether you surf or not, you can watch your children compete in a relaxed and friendly place.

Coffee, burgers and soft drinks are available so there's no need to even pack the picnic basket. "Once again the Queensland surfing calendar is busy, and this year, as well as focus on our own club competition and Surfing Queensland's Yeppoon Surfing Festival, the committee is planning to look at ways for our club to gain more competitive experience at other surfing events," Matt said.

"Last year the club competed at a number of Agnes Water shortboard and longboard competitions where we had a fair level of success."

Several junior members attended the inaugural Surfing Queensland 'Coast of Origin' series where they had the opportunity to compete against some of the best in the state. It gave them crucial experience in competing.

 How to get there

Travel on Farnborough Road, turn right at the Bangalee exit and take the beach access, turn left and drive until you see a small track lining into the dunes or some branches standing up approx 10 mines - (if you see the National Park sign you've gone too far). Big Dune also has a track leading towards the beach which is 4WD accessible.



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