THE wet and windy weather didn't deter the start to the surfing season for SeaQ boardriders.
Although conditions were less than ideal, the surf was pumping and surfers took the opportunity to finetune some of their surfing skills in preparation for the local competition, but also for comps at Agnes Water and the Capricorn Resort Yeppoon Surfing Festival to be held in Yeppoon on March 24-25.
"It was good to get the first round of the 2012 Gavin Nash and Coaltrain Surf Classic under our belt as many of our junior members will be vying for selection in the upcoming secondary schools Capricorn Coast surfing team, so as much surfing practice as possible will be a benefit," SeaQ Boardriders president Matt Luck said this week.
"It's also great to see the increase in junior females that have joined this year - that's a real step forward, as traditionally many of the members have been male. We have several new juniors who haven't much surf experience, but they were certainly enjoying the day out and learning more and more about the surfing experience.
"We had over a dozen more new nominations at comp day, and I expect that this will continue over the next couple of months or so.
"We started competition day with information to our juniors and seniors on sun and surf safety and how to look after one another when in the water.
"Bob Farrell, former vice president of the club and a long-time member provided members with information on surf safety.
"The club looks forward to another promising year.''