Tannum beach fills with teens for high school surf league

TANNUM Sands will host the Surf Lifesaving Queensland Secondary School Surf League on Friday, featuring about 175 high school students.

The championships will introduce students from the Rockhampton/Capricorn coast and Gladstone/Tannum Sands areas to surf lifesaving skills and competition.

Students will experience a traditional surf sports carnival, taking part in the surf swim, board paddling, beach run and beach flags events.

Wide Bay Capricorn regional manager Craig Holden said the event had always been well supported by schools in the region.

"School Surf League is a highlight on the sporting calendar for local schools, providing a unique school sporting carnival like no other," Mr Holden said.

"The event is a great way to introduce students to surf sports as well as assist in developing their surf awareness skills.

"Competition will be tough - school rivalry will be at its best, with the prestigious champion school trophy and age champion trophies up for grabs.

"You can expect to see the best young talent from around the region taking part."

The competition starts at 9.30am.