The Piha Pirates, an under-23 crew were the winners of the Pub to Club surf boat challenge held on Saturday 27 October.
The race, an annual event organised by the Red Beach club, attracted 11 crews. The 14km course took them down the Puhoi River, past Wenderholm to the sea then across the ocean to Red Beach. It was sponsored by Heron Plumbing who contributed over $2,000 in prize value which went to the top-placed crews.
The winning Piha crew completed the course in a time of 1 hour 36:45. A crew from Mt Maunganui came home second in 1 hour 37:29, with the Red Beach masters crew finishing third in 1 hour 37:43.