Yamba nippers hit the sand for championship day
THE nippers were out in force at Yamba on Sunday, taking full advantage of summer-like conditions.
Yamba Surf Life Saving Club has a healthy member base of 137 nippers for the 2013-14 season. More than 100 of those hit the sands to participate in the first of two championship days for the club.
Logan Mitiadou from the under-7s was named Nipper of the Week for his enthusiasm, sportsmanship and teamwork.
Yamba SLSC publicity officer Mike Harvey said the club had been blessed by the beach's recovery since the floods earlier in the year.
"Main Beach is in magnificent condition," Harvey said.
"The recovery from the floods is stunning, and that's great because it's our arena.
"Getting involved in nippers is such a good education for the young people because they learn about teamwork and mateship, and of course learning about water safety is an important issue."
The second championship day will be held at Turners Beach on Sunday, February 16.
Meanwhile, Yamba SLSC was third in the pointscore behind Byron and Cudgen out of nine competing clubs at the Byron Senior Surf Carnival on Sunday.
Kealy Day won the under-19s male board while Harry Fahey, Noah Hodgson and Will Brighton also featured prominently among the placegetters.
The Yamba A Team was third in the open male surf teams and in the over-40s Masters, Pete Rheinberger was second in the board and third in the swim.