WAUCHOPE-Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club’s under-19 girls crew could be the ones to watch when the North Coast Surfboat Series starts this weekend.
Round one and two of the 2018/19 season is set for a start at Woolgoolga, but conditions could play a significant role in the outcome.
Forecasters have indicated reasonably flat conditions which would suit them; they struggled at times in heavy swell last season.
Boat captain Tony Kee conceded it was difficult to know what to expect in the first couple of rounds.
“You have to be able to row in any conditions because Mother Nature can dish up anything,” he said.
“But the girls have had a lot of preparation and went pretty well at the Boaty Bash in Coffs a fortnight ago.”
While some of the stronger crews from Sydney, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie won’t be competing, Kee said races would still be tough to win.
“There are still some great crews around the North Coast as well, so it’s going to be tough,” he said.
“We’ll get a close look at where we are at.”
Kee also has high hopes for his open men’s crew who will welcome back a few familiar faces this season.
He believes a top three finish is achievable.
“We want to be at the pointy end, but everyone is really excited about this season,” he said.
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