Surf builds as season nears

THE big swell up and down the central Queensland coastline this week has emerged at the perfect time for the Pacifique Surfriders Club and the star-studded surfers in its ranks.

Nationally renowned Bundaberg surfing family the Cunninghams have been sampling the surf at Agnes Water this week, gearing up for the season start in March.

There are many other worthy Pacifique surfers who will be determined to make headlines this year, club president Keith Drinkwater said.

“Graham Jenkins and Billy Rehbein are two other blokes who are up in the top three in Queensland,” Drinkwater said.

The club sign-on and sausage sizzle will take place on Sunday, January 31, at the south end of Neilson Park Beach.

Drinkwater had a clear message to anyone thinking of joining Pacifique.

“New members are the backbone of our club,” he said.

A full schedule awaits Pacifique Surfriders Club, including Queensland and Australian championships, Reef2Beach and Noosa Festival of Surf.

They also have seven away meets and five home events.

Drinkwater had a parting warning for his southern rivals.

“We handle the bigger surf better because we hone our reflexes on windswept waves all season,” he said.

For any information on the sign-on, telephone secretary Darren Keena on 4154 4644 or 0428 124 383.

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