Anna Meikle, 13, rides the waves at SUNfest in Agnes.
Anna Meikle, 13, rides the waves at SUNfest in Agnes. Paul Braven GLA140115SNFT

Youth lap up surf action at Agnes Water

KYNAN Elliott thought his first crack at surfing went swimmingly.

Even though he wasn't a pro, the 12-year-old loved every minute of the SUNfest activity at Agnes Water beach on Wednesday.

"I stood up for one second before getting dumped," he laughed.

"The waves were quite large. It was fun."

Kynan said he had been to heaps of SUNfest activities, but thought the day at the beach was the coolest.

Young people from the Gladstone region embarked on a road trip to Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy for surfing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

And 13-year-old Anna Meikle enjoyed the two-hour lesson from Reef2Beach Surf School at the beach.

"It was good. I stood up for around 10 seconds," she said.

"Once you get on the board it's okay."

Anna regularly visits Agnes Water with her family and they rent a house.

Meanwhile, Aidan Nelsen tried his hand at stand-up paddle boarding at Seventeen Seventy.

"At first it was hard getting your balance. I fell off twice out of two hours which was pretty good," he said.

Aidan loved Agnes Water, and it was only his first time there.

SUNfest finishes on Friday with a range of activities around the region.



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