RACE IS ON: The region's nippers will be in action in the surf and sand on Sunday in the final round of the three-point carnival at Tannum Sands.
RACE IS ON: The region's nippers will be in action in the surf and sand on Sunday in the final round of the three-point carnival at Tannum Sands. Mike Richards GLA201116NIPPERS

Nippers hit sand and surf for final round of carnival

SURF LIFE SAVING: About 140 nippers will descend on Emu Park's Main Beach on Sunday for the third and final round of the annual three-point carnival.

The competitors, aged from under-8 to under-14, will come from Emu Park, Yeppoon and Tannum Sands surf life saving clubs.

The carnival will showcase the classic surf life saving events such as beach flags, beach sprints, surf (swim) races, board races, relays and ironman events.

Emu Park Surf Life Saving Club junior activities co-ordinator Zane Hooton said the host club would have close to 60 nippers in action, a number of them competing for the first time.

Tannum Sands are currently leading the carnival, having won the opening two rounds.

Nippers in the under-11 to under-14 age divisions are also vying for selection in the northern half branch team which will compete against the southern half of the branch (Bundaberg, Moore Park, Agnes Water and Hervey Bay) at a carnival in March next year.

Hooton said Sunday's carnival would be the last hit-out for junior surf life savers before the Christmas break.

The new season would kick in with the second round of the premiership series on January 21, the senior branch at Hervey Bay on January 28 and the junior branch at Yeppoon on February 4 and 5.



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