Talent shows in the water

Peregian nippers Bailey Ghent and William Moore.
Peregian nippers Bailey Ghent and William Moore.

Christmas has come and gone and the second half of the nipper season is now upon us.

Peregian nippers travelled to Noosa Heads to experience some testing conditions, with the king tide occupying most of the beach and offering some extremely challenging waves, which had been ripped up by the south-easterlies.

The young green caps had shallow wades, with their parents cheering them on from the side. Some of the shore dumps were fiddly but were well-executed by all who took them on.

The under-9 and under-10 nippers teamed up to compete against each other.

With some of the under-9s finishing ahead of the under-10 nippers in the swimming and deep water wades, the future is extremely bright for the club with a pool of talented nippers.

The under-13 nippers took on enormous waves while pushing themselves to confront some very difficult situations of controlling their boards on walls of white frothy foam.

The under-11 nippers had the challenge of confronting the waves in the swim with some testing moments, but with guidance and leadership of the water safety officers on hand, the nippers were always safe on the sand and in the water.

The under-8 to under-10 teams carnival will be held at Alexandra Headland next week and normal nipper activities will be held at Peregian Beach subject to the conditions.

– Simon Williams

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