Mat O'Neill and Esther Palmer line up with their paddles for their mixed double ski race
Mat O'Neill and Esther Palmer line up with their paddles for their mixed double ski race Rebecca Devine GLA100918MASTERS

GALLERY: Veterans warm up for fun in the sand, water and sun

SURF LIFE SAVING: Several members of the Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club took on the challenging conditions at the Hervey Bay Masters.

Mat O'Neill was one of the better-performed athletes.

He finished second in the beach flags and third in board and ski.

O'Neill also placed in the team events, with second in the Taplin relay and mixed double ski and third in ski relay, board relay and men's double ski.

Team-mate Gary Churchward said the masters event had more of an emphasis on having fun.

"Watching Mat O'Neill and Esther Palmer take out the silver in the mixed double ski was great. They paddle well together," he said.

"It's just a good, fun day without too much emphasis on winning.

"We leave that to the younger ones these days."

The Hervey Bay Masters showcased competitors from around Queensland where individual and team events in all disciplines were contested.

The next major carnival for the Tannum Sands Surf Lifesavers will be the North Australian Championships to be held in Mackay on October 26-28.

TSSLSC will have its sign-on day on Sunday from noon at the surf club training room and volunteer patrols commence on September 22.
 



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