Isaac Boyd melon skiing at the Chinchilla Melon Festival, Saturday, February 16, 2019.
Isaac Boyd melon skiing at the Chinchilla Melon Festival, Saturday, February 16, 2019. Brooke Duncan

Melon skiing a sweet treat for visitors

THE MELON skis are getting a workout as hundreds line up for their chance to slide through dozens of sticky sweet watermelons.

The Melon Festival Arena is packed out with spectators cheering on the daring entrants doing their best to keep their feet.

It's harder than it looks, but occasionally someone claims victory.

Someone like Brisbane's Isaac Boyd, who's attended the Melon Festival three times running.

"I absolutely love the festival, I think it's an amazing showcase of country Australia," Mr Boyd said.

"I think it's amazing how they've turned an agricultural festival into something so creative and so fun, it's a great drawcard."

And the secret to ski success?

Well, according to Mr Boyd it's simple.

"Plant your bum down low and then go off like a cut snake," he said.

Mr Boyd wasn't the only skiing champion, with Chinchilla local Scott Thompson also reaching the finish line upright.

With friends coming from all over for the festival, Mr Thompson said it's even busier than 2017.

"(There's) a lot of people, I think it's going to be a good fun day."

 


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