Oceans of action …

23rd February 2013

The Mt Maunganui surf has provided us with a host of photographic opportunities.  We bring you this photo essay from the Oceans ’13 event.

Red Beach scoops up medals at Oceans 13

Club heads the overall points table after Day 3

(Photo) The trio of Dion Mittendorff, Hamish Gledhill and Levon Hutchinson after taking out the final of the U14 men's board relay, one of the most exciting finishes on Saturday's programme.

Red Beach’s young surf athletes have been in top form at the Oceans ’13 event, hauling in 11 medals with just one day of competition to go.
The event, the equivalent of the NZ Championships for JuniorSurf competitors aged 10-13 years, has attracted close to 800 athletes to the Mt Maunganui venue.
The club has taken out five gold, four silver and two bronze medals to head the points leaderboard, 12 points clear of its nearest rival.
Oceans ’13 will come to a close on Sunday which sees a large number of finals on the programme.

Overall points after Day 3 (top 12 clubs): Red Beach (35) 1, Orewa (23) 2, Papamoa (20) 3, Mairangi Bay (19) 4, Omanu (18) 5, Mt Maunganui (14) 6, Whakatane (14) 7, NPOB (10) 8, Waikanae (7) 9, Waihi (7) 10, Muriwai (6) 11, Lyall Bay (5) 12.