Menu
Sport

Thundercat crews go to extremes to be King

Thundercat surf crew: Paul Collins and Cameron. Photo: Patrick Woods / Sunshine Coast Daily
Thundercat surf crew: Paul Collins and Cameron. Photo: Patrick Woods / Sunshine Coast Daily Patrick Woods

THE action was fast and furious at Coolum as Australasia's best Thundercat crews took to the water for the second annual King of Coolum Thundercat Race.

The extreme version of IRB (inflatable rescue boat) racing features 4.1-metre-long inflatable catamaran-style surf boats that can reach speeds of 90kmh and jump six metres in the air.

With Australia's National Thundercat series defunct, the King Of Coolum two-day event has now become Australia's premier Thundercat race and crews travelled from across the state to take part.

Topics:  coolum editors picks thundercats



CQ Bruce Hwy hazard: Fires break out as trailer ablaze

FILE PHOTO: Several fires have broken out along the Bruce Hwy after a trailer caught alight.

North-bound lane closed as debris litter road and puncture tyres

Hart-felt apology after cops clear Rocky funeral director

APOLOGETIC: Tony Hart of Harts Family Funerals sincerly apologised to the Valigura family and took the opportunity to call for stronger regulation on the funeral industry.

Tony Hart issues an apology and calls for greater regulation.

Today is the final day of voting for CQ's best restaurant

PLENTY OF SUPPORT: Fern's Hideaway at Byfield received a lot of nominations to secure a place in the top 11 CQ restaurants.

It's almost too close to call as hundreds have their say.

Local Partners