Surfing festival to make waves

TO the delight of local boardriders, the Yeppoon Surfing Festival will take to the waves this weekend.

With favourable conditions forecast, the two-day event will go ahead as planned, despite the previous week’s inclement weather.

Organisers at Surfing Queensland are confident of contestable surf conditions throughout the festival.

“The forecast looks promising, so it could be a cracking weekend of waves,” Surfing Queensland events manager Scott Gillies said.

“Cyclone Ului sent a scare through the region this past week, so with any luck there’ll be blue skies, sunshine and great waves.”

Catering for males and females, longboard and shortboard disciplines, the competition annually attracts surfers from Mackay to Bundaberg and as far away as the Sunshine Coast.

Surfing Queensland is still encouraging interested competitors to get their entries in with spots still available in a majority of divisions.

Competitors can enter the event online via www.surfingqueensland.com.



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