Shire Shred Surf Competition has been a fitting end to a week full of activities for Sutherland Shire youth.

It’s the first time a surf competition has been included in the annual Youth Week activities, now in its fourth year in the region.

Sutherland Shire Council community development advisor Holly McCreery believes the event brings the young community together in harmony.

“By hosting these activities young people are encouraged to create and enjoy a variety of events and activities, which therefore unites the community’s youth,” she said.

Ms McCreery said she was overjoyed by the response from residents.

“We’ve  had a bigger turnout than ever before and have received copious amounts of positive feedback not only from young people, but from onlookers as well,” she said.

The Sutherland Shire Council celebrated the local youth with a variety of diverse activities that encouraged creativity, talent and conversation in order to unite passionate, likeminded young people.

This year’s Youth Week has been hailed a huge success with young people gathering to express their views, ideas and enjoy the free events.

Council partnered with Project Youth and Headspace to put together activities ranging from skate and surf competitions to art workshops and a film screening of works created by the region’s youth.

The highlight though culminated with the Shire Shred surf competition at Cronulla.

Cronulla Surf Academy’s Shire Shred marked the end of Youth Week and showcased the talents of all participants.

Cronulla mum Chania Pyke was one of many who got the chance to enjoy the event from the sand.

“It’s been such an amazing day and the perfect way to bring this year’s Youth Week to close,” she said.

“I can’t wait for next year.”

The surf competition was such a huge hit, it’s hoped it will become a regular feature in the Youth Week line-up of activities.