Winners at the NRC's

4th March 2013

Our photo essay on the Northern Regional Championships at Ruakaka gives recognition to the Red Beach athletes who won titles during the two-day event. We weren't able to capture all winners on camera, however, we extend congratulations to all the NRC placegetters who delivered some highly impressive results. Red Beach won the championships for the fourth consecutive year.

Winners of the U16 men's board relay at Ruakaka, from left:  Mitchell Grant, Jake Morgan-Kemp, Izaak Scheib.
Kelsi Boocock on her way to winning the U16 women's surf race. She also took out the U16 Diamond event.
The Lazy Andreys canoe crew, winners of the U19 short course canoe event. From left: Jordan Downey, Connor Mathers, Campbell Busby, Xavier Rice.
Winners of the U19 ski relay, from left: Louise Aitken, Lauren Bailey, Briar McLeely.
AJ Maney winning the open Ironman event. He also took out the open surf race.
Winners of the U16 women's board relay and Taplin relay events, from left:  Hannah Williams, Kelsi Boocock, Rebecca Pearce.
Matt Thetford, left, and Daniel Cairns made it a quinella for Red Beach in the U19 men's Ironman event.
Rebecca Pearce on her way to winning the U16 women's board race.
Caspian Smith was first to cross the finish line in the U19 men's 2km beach run.
The Red Beach Rockets won the U19 women's short course canoe event.  From left: Courtney Jenkinson, Jessica Cornish, Jaime Busby, Anna Harkin.
Jake Hurley grabbed the last flag in the U16 men's beach flags event.
The duo of Kelsi Boocock, left, and Hannah Williams won the U16 women's tube rescue event.
Matt Thetford won the U19 men's board race.
Winners of the U19 women's board relay, from left:  Madeline Readman, Lauren Bailey, Louise Aitken.

Red Beach runner-up at Oceans ’13 event

4th March 2013

Club brings home 7 gold, 7 silver, 7 bronze medals

(Pic) Red Beach JuniorSurf competitors at Mt Maunganui for Oceans '13.

Red Beach’s JuniorSurf athletes took the club into second place overall at the recent Oceans ’13 event.
Close to 800 athletes aged 10-13 years converged on Mt Maunganui for four days of action in the surf and on the sand.
Red Beach went in as defending champions and held the overall points lead after three days of some outstanding competition in which youngsters from around the country displayed an amazing array of surf skills.
The club was dead-locked with Papamoa on 53 points each, right up until the final event, the Grand Cameron relay. Papamoa won the relay and captured the overall points trophy.
Red Beach came away with 21 medals in total.

Final Points:  Papamoa 58, Red Beach 53, Mount Maunganui 49, Orewa 44, Mairangi Bay 36, Omanu Beach 34, Whakatane 21, Lyall Bay 19, NPOB 16, Waihi Beach 14, Midway 13, Westshore 12, Waikanae 10, Muriwai 8, Paekakariki 7, Sumner 7, Whangamata 6, Wainui 6, Warrington 4, East End 4, Titahi Bay 3, Pukehina 3, Piha 3, Ocean Beach 3, Waimairi 3, Otaki 3, Maranui 1, St Clair 1.

Hamish Gledhill after winning the U13 board race. He came away from Oceans '13 with four gold medals.
Jade Tuilaepa crosses the line first to win the U13 girls' board race final.
The start of the 2km beach relay in which Red Beach placed third.

Club Champs coming up this Saturday

25th February 2013

The annual Club Championships for members of the SeniorSurf division will take place this Saturday 2nd March at Red Beach.
Up for grabs will be the six Champion Lifesaver titles for men and women in the Open, U19 and U16 divisions. Club members will get to compete in beach sprints, tube rescues, board and ski races, surf races and beach flags.
The Champion Lifesaver trophies will be awarded to the competitors in each of the six divisions who gain the most overall points.
Registrations:   1.30 pm at the clubrooms
First Event:       2.00 pm
Full details of the Club Championships have been emailed to club members.

Footnote:   All members who won cups & trophies at last year’s Club Champs are requested to return them to the clubrooms.