Hannah’s big rescue

5th February 2013

Hannah Williams in rescue drama at Mangawhai

Red Beach surf athlete Hannah Williams was just laying on the beach and soaking up the sun at Mangawhai Heads during late-afternoon on Tuesday 29 January, but cries for help from the water saw her training kick into action as she raced into the sea to help three men and a child stuck in a rip.
Hannah, just 14, only qualified as a lifeguard last October and she didn't expect her first rescue to be so big, but she's won the plaudits of her colleagues for her unerring bravery.  Read more …

New events on programme for NRC’s

Championships at Ruakaka to see 3 new events

(Pic) Caitlin Ryan and AJ Maney in the Mixed Double Ski event held at the ERC's at Whangamata.

Three competition events which weren’t on the programme at last year’s Northern Region Championships will make an appearance at the Ruakaka carnival on the weekend of 16 & 17 February.  The events are …

    2km Beach Run        All age divisions as well as Masters
    Mixed Double Ski     U19 & Open divisions
    Lifesaver Relay        Open division, male & female

Footnote:  The Lifesaver Relay is a demonstration event for the NRC’s. No points will be awarded for this event, however, medals will be presented to placegetters. The Surf Sport Competition Manual (8th edition) carries information about this event on pg 136. 

Red Beach on top at JuniorSurf Champs

4th February 2013

Club wins points trophy for sixth consecutive year

Red Beach’s JuniorSurf athletes have successfully defended the Northern Region Championships points trophy following two days of competition at Orewa Beach.
The club’s young competitors put in some sparkling performances to finish the championships 92 points clear of their nearest rival.
Close to 600 competitors aged from seven – 13 years, representing 10 clubs, took part in the weekend event.
Red Beach, with strength in numbers over all three age divisions, claimed the overall points trophy for the sixth consecutive year.

Overall Points:  Red Beach (262) 1, Orewa (170) 2, Mairangi Bay (152) 3, Piha (56) 4, Muriwai (26) 5, Waipu Cove (16) 6, Bethells Beach (5) 7, Karekare (3) 8.

For the Live Results from the Championships, click here.
For the full set of results from the Championships, click here.