Surf day success

Saint Thomas More Primary School recently held the first Noosa District Surfing Challenge as part of the Coastal Surfing Series.

The contest took place at Noosa’s First Point, where contestants and spectators braved wet, blustery and cold conditions.

The surf, however, was first class, providing the young surfers with perfect contest waves.

Five schools – Sunshine Beach, Coolum, Noosaville, St Thomas More and Tewantin – entered mixed teams of their 10 best surfing students to compete against each other.

Spectators on the day were treated with many exciting displays of surfing prowess. Sunshine Beach State School won the day and was crowned the champion surfing school in the district, just nudging out a competitive St Thomas More by a handful of points. Coolum State School finished in third place.

Sunshine Beach’s surfing teacher Geoff Peel was extremely happy with the result.

“I’m very proud of how our children competed and they all surfed extremely well,” Mr Peel said.

He also praised the efforts of the contest organiser Andrew Biddle and other St Thomas More staff.

“Speaking from experience, I know what sort of effort goes into organising a contest such as this and I congratulate St Thomas More for providing the children with a safe, fun and worthwhile day.”


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