We’re lucky to have some of the country’s best surf beaches on our doorstep – think Main and Cylinder beaches at Minjerribah – only a ferry ride away. We’re also incredibly fortunate to have some of the best surf guardians on the planet watching over us on the water in the form of our local surf lifesavers, who volunteer to keep us safe in the surf.
For many kids, Nippers is where life on the water begins, which in turn leads to competing in surf events. And when your backyard is ‘Straddie’, it’s no surprise local kids grow up to be seasoned surfers.
This month, Main Beach plays main stage to the Gage Roads Straddie Invitational, a three-day surf comp in its 40th year of showcasing high-octane surfing talent from all over Australia.
Local surfer Tahlia Henderson (pictured with Josh Pettingill) from Point Lookout Boardriders is vying for a spot on the home team, and the competition’s fierce! Catch all the action at the Invitational from October 20 to 22. Entry’s free, and it’s your chance to see the stars of the surf beachside at Point Lookout. And if you’d like to catch a wave between the flags, the Point Lookout lifesavers have your back.