Jake Devine, Dayna Sharp and Mollie Skerman holding Beach, Water and overall points Trophy.
Jake Devine, Dayna Sharp and Mollie Skerman holding Beach, Water and overall points Trophy. Contributed GLA040218TSSL

GALLERY: Nine is fine for as Tannum Sands crew branch out

SURF LIFE SAVING: Despite some inexperience in the under-8 to U10 age bracket, collectively Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club proved to be a dominant force at the Branch Titles in Moore Park.

The club won the Overall Points Trophy for the ninth consecutive year, a seventh heaven for head coach John Andrews who has been at the helm since 2012.

"This carnival was a good team carnival and it was real important to win that,” he said.

"The conditions were testing and cold with wind and rain.”

"It was a real mental test for them.”

Andrews said there were some excellent results in the water.

"In the U10s in particular and Adina Philpott won her board and swim final and she has been training consistently and is streets above the rest,” he said.

"As usual our U13 girls were consistently in the top five and the same with the U12 boys who won the state championships last year.”

It was a super weekend for Jake Devine (pictured with Dayna Sharp and Mollie Skerman) where he won all of his water events - Iron Man, Surf Race and Board Race.

"Mollie Skerman showed a lot of improvement especially in the U14 girls Ironman,” Andrews said.

His charges will have more valuable competition ahead of the 2018 Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships at Alexandra Headland and Maroochydore from March 2-4.

"Next weekend is the North versus South all-teams events at Agnes Water and the idea is to get more surf conditions into us what we will get on the Sunshine Coast,” Andrews said.