Eoin Whately showing great style.
Eoin Whately showing great style. Scottie Simmonds

Bundaberg boardriders impress

PACIFIQUE Boardriders proved they have what it takes to mix it with the best in Queensland at the Fun In The Sun State Team Challenge last weekend.

A group of 20 Bundaberg surfers travelled down to Caloundra to compete in the annual competition for the first time in the club’s history.

President Keith Drinkwater said the performance of Pacifique Boardriders had wiped a few smirks from the faces of southern rivals.

“When we entered there were a few snickers and laughs but we proved ourselves down there and we’ll be back next year,” he said.

The club fielded three teams, and achieved placings of second, seventh and eighth.

Pacifique Boardrider members Surfers made the most of 1 – 1.5 metre breaks at the Anne Street beach.

Pacifique Boardriders Two challenged southern heavyweights Classic Malibu in the two day competition finishing in a close second place.

The surfing of Bargara upstart Eion Whateley and seasoned campaigners Ed and Glen Cunningham helped Pacifique Boardriders Two to a score of 345.8, only 1.2 behind overall winners Classic Malibu.

Drinkwater said the event would now be a fixture on the Pacifique Boardriders calendar.

“We’ll be back next year to really show them what we can do.”

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