Waterski club attracts new members at come and try day
SANTOS worker and Gladstone man Al Meyer was knocked around a bit by the rough water at Awoonga Dam on Sunday.
"It was hard work on that rough water, I just had to hang on," he said laughingly.
"I'm a novice, I can assure you," said the wakeboarder, who later revealed he had been waterskiing and enjoying water sports for about 15 years.
Mr Meyer was one of a dozen people who enjoyed a 'come and try' day put on by Gladstone Ski and Barefoot Club on Sunday.
His wife, Carly Meyer, took up waterskiing at age 12.
"It's a good workout, and a really great social sport," she said.
Mrs Meyer said their kids love getting out on the lake.
"Awoonga's a great spot. Sometimes the water's like glass out here," Mrs Meyer said.
The sheltered cove where the club meets is calm and shaded, and a campground is nearby.
The Meyers moved to Gladstone for work two months ago, and said they were 'sold' and would join Gladstone Ski and Barefoot club pronto.