Last weekend Albany Surf Life Saving Club ventured to Mutton Bird for what has become an annual day of testing competition to educate nippers about rough beaches.
With the impending cyclone Iggy off the north coast, the club considered reverting back to Middleton Beach.
But the day at Mutton Bird went ahead as planned, with conditions cooler than expected and a 4.5m swell.
Some protection in the corner allowed a good turn out of 70 nippers to swim in some testing seas.
The club is now in preparation for competition events on the weekend of February 18-19 in Fremantle.
On the Saturday teams are expected to compete in the country carnival, in which under-11s to under-19s take on various challenges.
On the Sunday will be themasters championships.
This year ASLSC plans to celebrate Boardies Day on March 16, for which students and professionals are invited to fundraise by wearing boardies and giving a donation.
Visit http://fundraise.boardiesday.com.au/Albany2012.Picture by Janet McArtney, a member and media officer of Albany Surf Life Saving Club.