PORT Macquarie Surf Club’s pursuit of a hat-trick of Mid-North Coast junior surf life saving titles started in the right fashion on Sunday at Flynns Beach.
In the first of three surf life saving branch carnivals to be held this year, the Port Macquarie nippers were a class above the rest.
The host club set the bar high and had amassed a mammoth 874 points by the completion of the day after points were awarded on a first-place to sixth-place basis.
Junior chairperson Glenn Scott said the club started the season in an impressive fashion.
“We’re very pleased with the result and we weren’t expecting it,” he said.
“But we put it down to the change in the way we train and the attention to detail we place an emphasis on.”
Scott said the club had a higher frequency of training days and put their success down to a combined team effort.
“There are a lot of good people involved with our club and right across the park we excelled.”
About 300 junior life savers took part in the day, with Port Macquarie accounting for 100 of the junior competitors.
“The benchmark has been set pretty high from us at the start of the season and we’re also grateful for the support of all the volunteers,” Scott said.
“Without them the day doesn’t happen.”
Tacking Point Surf Club finished the day in second place.
The second branch carnival for the year is scheduled for December 4.