The Red Beach Sirens surf boat crew heads to the capital this weekend for Round One of the NZ Surf Boat Series.
Competing at Paekakariki Beach on Saturday 1st December will be Zita Talaic, Lorraine Brake, Ashleigh Jenkins, Madison Smith and Kelly Andrew with Monty McGougan as sweep. The crew took out the silver medals in the long course boat event at the NZ Championships in Gisborne last March.
The weekend after Paekakariki, Zita will tie the knot when she marries fellow-lifeguard Tom Burgess.
Dates and venues for the 4-race series are:
Round 1 – Paekakariki, 1st December; Round 2 – Whangamata, 2nd January; Round 3 – Piha, 2nd February; Round 4 – Waihi, 9th February.