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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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