SURF’S UP: Indiana Singh prepares for training.
SURF’S UP: Indiana Singh prepares for training. Paul Braven

Young surf lifesaver, Indiana, loves to paddle

JUST before pounding the sand at Tannum beach, 10-year-old Indiana Singh found time to give her insight into what it was like to be a nipper.

She was introduced to the sport of surf lifesaving several years ago.

"My older sister, Jessie, got me to try it out and I have been doing it since green caps about three or four years ago," the nipper said.

Ms Singh has lived at Tannum Sands since moving from Weipa as a one-year-old and said there were aspects to the sport other than fitness.

"I made a whole lot of new friends and also there are some that I already knew," she said.

Of course there is the chance to outdo her teammates.

"I like doing the flags because it is fun and involves running and fitness and to do competition races against my mates," Ms Singh said.

She said her skills had improved in and out of the water.

"I have learned how to swim stronger and paddle on the board as well as running faster," she said.

Away from the beach, the youngster enjoys drawing and art and plays netball for Boyne-Tannum.

SURFING SINGH

AGE: 10

SCHOOL: Tannum Sands State School

HOBBIES: Arts and drawing

OTHER SPORT: Netball