WAUCHOPE-Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club's stop-start surfboat season will reach another milestone when they hit Blacksmiths Beach on Saturday.
Their under-23 women's and men's crews will have another shot at a state title after the original event was postponed due to wet weather three weeks ago.
Boat sweep Steve Monaghan said both crews haven't raced since the Australian Surf Rowers League championships at Mollymook in February.
"I'm expecting both crews to make finals and then it definitely will be about who's lucky enough to complete their races or keep their heads to get on the podium," he said.
"The girls are the fittest they've been all season and the boys are confident and think they'll win every race ... I hope they do."
The stop-start nature of the season due to a variety of factors including COVID and weather had provided Monaghan and the crews with numerous challenges.
"We've certainly had to learn to be flexible," he said.
"The training has been good and it feels good in the water, but we haven't raced so it will be interesting to see how we go when we come up against our competitors who have had races recently."
The newly-formed under-23 men's crew are focused on learning as much as they can.
"They're great athletes and will do well ... they're flying and just want to learn," Monaghan said.
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