Bargara teams up for challenge

THREE teams from the Pacifique Surf Riders Club of Bargara will take on the state’s best in the 2010 Fun in the Sun State Team Challenge at Caloundra this weekend and club president Keith Drinkwater is certain they will do well.

Eighteen teams will line up and Drinkwater said each must include an under-18 male or female, an open female, an open nine-foot (board length) male or female, an “old mal” (board manufactured in 1963 or earlier) and an over 45 male or female.

Casey Hensler will join forces for Pacifique with Tracey Dunn, her father Brett Hensler, Bill Rehbein and Ian Groszman, while Eion Whatley, Julie McDonald, Graeme Jenkin, George Cunningham and Keith Drinkwater are also a formidable combination, and Whatley and Rehbein will also line up in another team alongside Ed and Glenn Cunningham and Tarlee Taylor.

Drinkwater said some of the favourites include Noosa, Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Alexandra Headland and Classic Malibu Noosa.

“We are going to the challenge for the first time, but we’ve got three good teams and we’re going to give a fair bit of opposition – we went down there three months ago and beat Caloundra at their home base as underdogs and I’ve got no doubt we’ll offer some resistance,” he said.

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