Swell time ends

The Port Wal­cott Surf Life­sav­ing Club wrapped up their first full sea­son at the week­end with plenty of kids from five and up tak­ing to Boat Beach near Wick­ham.

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

The Port Wal­cott Surf Life Sav­ing Club is at the pointy end of its sea­son, with just one meet to go be­fore wrap­ping up for the year.

In its first full sea­son, the club has had large turnouts for nip­pers ses­sions and plenty of new equip­ment, while sev­eral of the older mem­bers have gained qual­i­fi­ca­tions to give the club self-suf­fi­ciency.

Nip­pers headed down to Boat Beach last Sun­day morn­ing on the neap tides to com­pete for points to­wards medals, to be pre­sented later this month.

Among the events were all the in and out-of-wa­ter favourites, as well as sand­cas­tle build­ing for the youngest mem­bers while the older kids headed out for their first swim of the day.

Port Wal­cott SLS pres­i­dent Kate Turner said see­ing kids and fam­i­lies on the beach had been the most re­ward­ing part of set­ting up the club.

“It’s been re­ally suc­cess­ful, we are ex­pect­ing num­bers to grow next sea­son,” she said. “We’re look­ing for­ward to our break but can’t wait for next sea­son.”

A small meet will be held this week­end be­fore pre­sen­ta­tions at the Leisure­plex on May 20. There are also in­ten­tions for sev­eral club mem­bers to head up to Broome to com­pete in the Sun­set Car­ni­val.

Pic­tures: Tom Zaun­mayr

Matilda For­wood, 10, hur­tles around the first post.

Troy Turner ahead of the pack in the un­der-6s in the pad­dle­board race.

Ab­bie Hig­gins leads the un­der-6s in a foot race.

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