The Trans-Tasman Tri-Series concluded with a third and final test at Orewa Beach on 8th January.
At all three tests, starting with Waipu Cove then Omaha, an 18-person team from Surf Life Saving Northern Region competed against two Australian branch teams from Central Coast and NSW Country.
Both teams were in Auckland for the biennial Trans-Tasman surf series. A Northern Region team will compete in Australia in January 2015.
Eight Red Beach athletes were selected for the SLSNR team and we bring you our photo essay from the first test at Waipu Cove.
Close to 100 swimmers of all ages are expected to hit the water during Red Beach Surf Club’s annual open water swim next Sunday 20th January.
Organised by the Red Beach club in conjunction with Roskill Masters Swim Club, it will be the 24th year of the event.
Contestants will have the opportunity to swim either a 1.5km or 3km distance, with the course starting and finishing in front of the surf club. The minimum age for swimmers is 14 years. The start time for the swim is 1.30 pm. Registrations can be made at the surf club from 12.00 noon.
To print out an entry form, click here.
In just their second carnival for surf boat competition, the newly formed Blakey’s Angels boat crew rowed into first place in the U21 women’s final at the recent Surf Boat Spectacular event at Whangamata. The carnival was the second round of the NZ Surf Boat Series.
Perfect weather and a half-metre swell greeted a record 437 entrants at last Saturday’s Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival.
Red Beach, with strength in numbers, was able to retain the Owen Chapman Cup by a comfortable margin.
It was the 57th year of competition for the cup which is contested by clubs in the Northern Region and awarded for overall points. The club notched up its ninth consecutive win. Read more …