Five Red Beach surf boat crews will head for Whangamata to compete in the Surf Boat Spectacular on Sunday 2nd January.
The event doubles as Round Two of the NZ Surf Boat Series and race organisers are confident of 40-50 crews taking part. The growth in numbers is the result of a widespread interest in surf boat rowing in New Zealand.
The annual event at the Bay of Plenty venue features two unique types of surf boat racing: the 2km Dash for Cash which will start offshore, and the short course sprint series. Start times: Dash for Cash at 10.30 am. Sprint series at 12 noon.