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Plenty of success for Byron Bay Nippers at Cabarita beach carnival

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Byron Bay Nippers had a good outing when they competed at Cabarita Beach on the weekend in the third Far North Coast carnival for the season.

The efforts of board coaches Michio, Michael and Mike were rewarded with strong performances across all age groups in the challenging onshore surf conditions.

The swimmers also capitalised on their surf knowledge, making use of a rip to make the swim a little easier.

But the highlight for the day in the water arena was the strong performance by the U/12 board relay crew, who fought hard for first place. Congratulations to Zavier Eddington, Cash Cratchley and Suki Alford for their effort.

Byron was well represented in the beach events with five U/9 girls in the final of the beach flags and sprint.

The U/9s sprint relay team was a highlight on the beach, finishing in first place. 

Nippers are having a break over Xmas and returning for normal Sunday nippers at the Byron Surf Club on January 7 and  14.

The club’s next carnival is a two-day event for the Far North Coast Branch Titles on January 20–21 that will be held in Byron.

The plan is to have all age groups participate in this carnival so the club can challenge Cudgen and Lennox Head, who finished ahead of Byron in the point score last year.

Thank you to the parents, coaches and the officials for a great season so far; your efforts are greatly appreciated by all the nippers.

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