MAROOCHYDORE coach Nathan Greig says victory at the weekend's SLSQ Youth Championships makes up for last year's heartbreaking one-point loss to Currumbin.

Maroochydore showed no mercy in discarding of their rivals in their 130-point win ahead of second-placed Alexandra Headland (234) and Northcliffe in third (225).

"Yeah I reckon winning by 130 points makes up for last year," Greig laughed.

"To win by that much is pretty special and the last time we won was at Maroochydore three years ago."

Such a dominating win might have some suggesting the club's success might be due to generational luck.

Greig hosed down any talk of "luck" very swiftly.

Action from Maroochydore Beach for the Queensland Youth State Championships. Cooper Williams and Steve Barclay. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
Action from Maroochydore Beach for the Queensland Youth State Championships. Cooper Williams and Steve Barclay. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily john mccutcheon

"I have been here for nine years and we have built a culture of success and of discipline by teaching the kids about surf skills," he said.

"We have been in the top two for seven years in a row and have won three titles so this is about maintaining the expectations.

"It is not just about beating Alex, Northcliffe or Currumbin, but to get over the top of all of them was great."

Greig praised the last generation of the club's juniors for inspiring the current crop of up-and-coming ironmen and ironwomen. "Jake Dale, Kathy Lee and Laura Pettigrew have set a wonderful example to these kids who look up to them with a lot of respect," he said.

Greig said he had every faith that his young charges could go on to become Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Series representatives if they so wished.

"There are some very talented kids here like Joey McMenimin who is winning the swim, the board and the ironman for the third year in a row," he said. "I tend to think that should one of them make it to that level, then it will be a flow-on affect."

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