Trans-Tasman tests

13th January 2013

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.

For the results from each of the three tests, click here.

Open Water Swim

13th January 2013

Annual swim at Red Beach on Sunday 20th January

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.

Whangamata winners

11th January 2013

U21 women’s boat crew on top at Whangamata

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.

(Pics) The winning crew, from left:  Hannah Everitt, Georgia Cox, Christa Hanson, Liz McGlashan, Craig Dillon (sweep).
Georgia Cox of the Blakey’s Angels crew sprints for the finish line.
The club’s two other crews also made their respective finals at Whangamata … the Cab Savs, above, in the Open Men’s division and the Red Beach Sirens, below, in the Open Women’s division.

Owen Chapman Cup win to Red Beach

10th January 2013

Record entries for 57th challenge for the Cup

(Pic) The start of the U16 men's surf race.

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 …

(Pics)
Caitlin Ryan on her way to winning the open women's ski race.
Red Beach athletes Jake Hurley, left, and Lewis Gjaltema dive for the final flag in the U16 men's beach flags event.                         
Photos by Ross Malyon