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Grants enhance surf program

Brad Corby and Josh Constable with Glen Elmes and Cr Russell Green.
Brad Corby and Josh Constable with Glen Elmes and Cr Russell Green. Geoff Potter

WHILE surfers grapple with the fickle nature of waves, they can be sure of top training sessions after receiving grants to further water skills.

Noosa Malibu youth development officer Glen Corby said on behalf of his club he felt privileged to be a recipient of recent Local Council and State Government Grants.

"We received $2000 from Sunshine Coast council for our Under 18 program and $5000 from the State Government for Active Inclusion for over 18s," he said.

Noosa Malibu training sessions are run by 2006 longboard champion Josh Constable and long-time surfer Glen Corby.

While Josh Constable is well known on the surf scene, Glen's surfing story also goes back a long way.

"I bought my first surfboard from SurfWorld in 1972," he said.

It's giving back to the sport they love for the pair, who happily spend Saturdays teaching the under 18s, techniques and upgrading their skills.

"It's not the case that everyone wants to train," he said.

"I ask the question - how many of you have been world champions?"

But if you're not a world champion and you're out training, you may be part of the tag team.

"We run the team during training, so surfers can learn wave selection and competition criteria," Glen said.

The state government funding will help teachers gain more accreditation with Surfing Australia.

Topics:  noosa malibu club sunshine coast regional council surfing surfing australia


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