HEAVY DUTY: Agnes Water regular Jason Tulk on a boomer on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef on a previous boat trip.
HEAVY DUTY: Agnes Water regular Jason Tulk on a boomer on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef on a previous boat trip. Contributed

Weekend warriors play waiting game

NOT much to report on the waves front, with a few dribblers expected across the weekend.

While the wind has dropped out today, it will pick up once that trough goes over the coast.

Maybe something will spring up from the trough and as the winds die off again on Sunday there could be something for the weekend warriors.

The surf schools will be running and it looks like more sunshine, although air and water temperatures are a bit on the chilly side.

Why is it that our water temperatures up in the sub-tropics are lower than, say, the Sunny and at times Gold coasts?

THE Tide N Turn Boardriders Club at Agnes Water is planning a club comp tomorrow, but if it is a bit small it will only be the grommets, and if it is too small even for them it will be a game of beach cricket.

"It's all about the kids," committeeman Tony Bonney said.

"Each month we just want to give them something to look forward to, and keep them interested in surfing."

For information on the contest or how to join Tide N Turn, contact club president Paul White on 0403 423 829.

A FEW of the Tide N Turn boys headed out to the southernmost parts of the Great Barrier Reef mid-week, hoping for another epic session in some real juice.

But, alas, the wind was up and it was a bit rough getting out there. The two-hour trip turned into four and the surf was too much from the south, missing the reef, but still provided a few fun waist-to-shoulder-high waves.

ON the contest scene, the Australian Longboard Titles are next month, August 11-18, at Port Macquarie in New South Wales. A few of our local competitors will be flying the flag for central parts in the Queensland team.

Bargara's Glen Cunningham will start one of the fancied surfers in the over-40s.

THE pros are in, or are heading to, Huntington Beach, California, for the US Open of Surfing.

For the women, it is the final event of their tour, although the title is already decided, after Steph Gilmore won the Roxy Pro in France last week to take an unassailable lead.

For the men, Mick Fanning is in the lead at the half-way point, but Kelly Slater is right there and is the man to watch at the next contest in Tahiti.



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