COMPETITIVE spirit on the Capricorn Coast will reach fever pitch as Surfing Queensland prepares to host the annual surfing festival in Yeppoon this weekend.
SeaQ Boardriders president Matt Luck said the 2012 Capricorn Resort Yeppoon Surfing Festival was one of only two surfing events held outside the Brisbane/Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast areas each year.
"It's a great time of the year which sees many of our junior and senior SeaQ Boardriders members challenging their friends and counterparts from other areas to earn the 'bragging rights' from this competition," he said.
"In the past, the club has had a high level of success and I have no reason to doubt that this will not be the same this year.
"Competitions such as this, brought to our doorstep, are a great opportunity for sport in the region and I congratulate Surfing Queensland for continuing this annual event on their surfing calendar."
"This is also an occasion for the community, surfers and budding surfing enthusiasts to either participate in this event or enjoy watching the level of surfing skills played out in our own backyard."
The Capricorn Resort Yeppoon Surfing Festival is held at Big Dune, Farnborough Beach.
"I encourage everyone to come along and cheer on the local lads and girls as they go about their surfing business," Mr Luck said.
"The club will have burgers and drinks available on the day, so just bring your beach chair, sunglasses and hat to see what promises to be a great couple of days."
The weekend event culminates in the finals and presentations on Sunday and also the drawing of the winner of the Gavin Nash handcrafted surfboard.
"Thanks to our 2012 sponsors GNS Surfboards, Coaltrain, McDonald's, Ripcurl Yeppoon and Phil Lea Builders for their continued support in our club," Mr Luck said.
"Surfing Queensland will also be holding the 2012 Bradnams Windows and Doors competition at Agnes Water on March 31 and April 1.
"Many SeaQ Boardrider members will be travelling south to compete in this event."