Gaye Breen shows off her new surfboard.
Gaye Breen shows off her new surfboard. John Gass

Surfboard win hits the right spot

GAYE Breen has a reason to smile after winning a surfboard.

Ms Breen was ecstatic when she received a phone call informing her she had won the joint competition between the Tweed Daily News and the Rainbow Bay Surf Life Saving Club.

“It’s such a big surprise and I am so glad a local person won it,” Ms Breen said.

“My partner Wayne will be getting the most use out of it, so it will be staying in local waters.

“We have been coming down and watching the (Quiksilver Pro) competition on our lunch breaks, which has been great.”

The surfboard competition was run through the Tweed Daily News.

Readers were invited to fill out a coupon and deliver it to the Tweed Daily News office or the Rainbow Bay Surf Life Saving Club.

As a community-minded person Ms Breen is a consultant for Connect, the Northern Rivers Community Partnership for Young People.

“It’s great to see the Kids in Community organisations receiving such great support from the Tweed community,” Ms Breen said.

Ms Breen was presented with her prize at the Rainbow Bay Surf Life Saving club yesterday in the presence of her partner Wayne Airth and Connect colleague Lisa McCabe.

The winners were eager to take their new board for a spin.



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