L-R Jessica Buck and Brooke Copsey battle it out for the last flag in the U12 girls.
L-R Jessica Buck and Brooke Copsey battle it out for the last flag in the U12 girls. eH Photographers GLA301118NIPPER

Nippers to cool off in a hot 3 Point Carnival on Sunday

NIPPERS: The second of the 3 Point Carnivals is on Sunday at the Tannum Sands Surf Lifesaving Club.

U8s with the attitude are keen to race again in tomorrow's Nippers 3 Point Carnival at Tannum Sands.
U8s with the attitude are keen to race again in tomorrow's Nippers 3 Point Carnival at Tannum Sands. eH Photographers GLA301118NIPPER

Nippers from Under 8-15 will battle it out on the sand and in the ocean at Tannum Sands main beach in a friendly competition with competitors from Yeppoon and Emu Park.

The U8 contingent will look to follow up their new racing experience gained from the recent Yeppoon carnival and put their skills to the test on home ground while continuing with the theme of fun.

U8 Nipper James Russell is excited to get the chance to race again.

James Russell (right) finished his wade race strongly at the last Nippers 3 Point Carnival.
James Russell (right) finished his wade race strongly at the last Nippers 3 Point Carnival. eH Photographers GLA301118NIPPER

"Last year, in Green Caps, we had heaps of fun and leaned some cool things about sun and surf safety, stranger danger and what it takes to be a lifesaver, but this season we are old enough to join in the races and they are so much fun," he said.

Hamish Wemmerslager (U10) edges out a Yeppoon Nipper at the last Nippers 3 Point Carnival.
Hamish Wemmerslager (U10) edges out a Yeppoon Nipper at the last Nippers 3 Point Carnival. eH Photographers GLA301118NIPPER

"We get to do a wade race which is running and diving through the water like a dolphin and a deep wade race where we can swim a bit if it's too deep to run.

"I really like the beach sprints and flags too."

For the 11-year and over Nippers, this will be their final chance to prove themselves worthy of selection in the North Team for the North v South Challenge at Agnes Water on February 9.

Racing begins at 9am on Tannum Sands main beach.

FAST FACTS

3 Point Carnivals are a series of 3 carnivals held in the north and south sectors of the Wide Bay Capricorn Branch over the season; North (Capricorn) is made up of Yeppoon, Emu Park and Tannum Sands; South (Wide Bay) is made up of Hervey Bay, Elliott Heads, Bundaberg, Moore Park and Agnes Water; Final 3 Point Carnival will be hosted by Emu Park Surf Lifesaving Club on Jan 20