A 33-YEAR-OLD Coolum man was killed last week when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a guardrail on the David Low Way at Yaroomba.
Matthew Dean Eaton died despite the best efforts of an off-duty firefighter.
The fireman tried for 30 minutes to resuscitate Mr Eaton but the motorcyclist died at the scene.
It is believed Mr Eaton was overtaking a car near the Yaroomba S-bend when the crash happened about 5.30pm last Thursday.
The David Low Way was closed between Scrub Rd, Coolum, and Tanah St, Mt Coolum.
Coolum Boardriders Club president Daryl Maudsley said Mr Eaton was well known in the local surfing community.
"Matt grew up surfing Coolum and Yaroomba and was a member of the club for years," Mr Maudsley said.
"He will be missed by all."
Mr Eaton's funeral will be held at St Peter's Catholic Church at Coolum 10am Friday.
The crash happened just hours after a serious accident at the National Junior Motocross Championships at Quanda Rd.
Champion motocross rider Jeremy Tyndall was flown to hospital with spinal injuries following the high-speed crash.
Tyndall came off his bike on the first corner of the 150cc race for 15-year-olds.
The rising star from Goulburn Valley told emergency crews he could not feel his legs after the crash. He was flown to Royal Children's Hospital in a serious condition. Mackay's Joel Dinsdale, a favourite to win the series, was also hurt in the crash.
The Sunshine Coast's road toll stands at 26, 10 more than last year. The Yaroomba fatality came just two days after a man, 41, was killed at Bli Bli.