Hundreds honour Matt on beach

Matt Barclay.
Matt Barclay. Cade Mooney

MATT Barclay's family and friends have remembered the Surf Life Saver with a memorial walk on what would have been his 15th birthday.

The inaugural Matty B's Birthday Bash kicked off from Alex Surf Life Saving Club to Matt's Maroochydore Club earlier today.

Hundreds showed up for the procession, which was lead by Matt's family.

Hundreds of walkers carried helium-filled, blue balloons - Matt's favourite colour as well as his club's signature hue - while an accompanying sea of IRBs and paddle boards hit the surf.

The event was only open to club members and students from Matt's school, Siena Catholic College.

Matt lost his life in March while competing at the Australian Surf Life Saving Titles at Kurrawa.

Noosa Heads Ironwoman and Surf Life Saver Jordan Mercer told The Daily it was a brilliant day to remember Matt.

"The weather was a bit of a shame but was nothing to complain about. There were smiling faces everywhere and it was just a brilliant day to remember Matty," she said.

"There was a very special feeling down at the beach... it was just a big celerbation of Matt's life and everything he gave us."

Topics:  alexandra headland community maroochydore matt barclay memorial surf life saving

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