Jesse Parkinson visited Agnes Water for the surfing festival.
Jesse Parkinson visited Agnes Water for the surfing festival.

Young brothers shine through at Agnes surfing festival

PEOPLE watching from the sand found the small frames of Jye and Jesse Parkinson, cutting back and carving up on their boards, remarkable.

The surfing ability of the brothers, aged 10 and eight, could easily see them mistaken for older surfers.

The siblings are at the beach almost everyday, and the pair was at the HIF Agnes Water Surfing Festival in Agnes Water at the weekend.

They had made the journey all the way from the Sunshine Coast.

Potentially, they have huge futures ahead of them - the Parkinson brothers were successful in the event, picking up high placings in age groups years above them.

"It was good. I got fourth in the final of the under-12s," Jesse said.

"I go surfing everyday, because it is fun. We have lived on the Sunshine Coast for three or four years."

While Jesse still has four more years to go in his quest for first place in this age group, his older brother Jye sets a good example.

A school captain, Jye says school is important, and makes getting the time to surf even more special.

"Going to school is fine," he said.

"You are more excited when you go surfing afterwards.

"I just want to have fun - and maybe be a professional one day."

Competing against his little brother in the U12 competition, Jye also tried his hand at the U13s.

"I got third in the U12, and fourth in the U13s final," Jye said.

Both enjoyed the contests.