Three golds for Ian

7th March 2013

Day One of the Nationals at Mount Maunganui

Masters competitor Ian Gunthorp was the stand-out competitor for Red Beach after he bagged three gold medals at the NZ Masters Surf Life Saving Championships at Mount Maunganui.
Competing in the one metre surf, he won both the surf race and the run-swim-run event in the 60-69 age group.
He then went on to win the Taplin relay in the 150+ years division with Mark Readman and Dean Pouwhare.
Red Beach's 'Rockin Reds' surf canoe crew of Kathy Kramer, Megan McKenzie, Sharon Turner and Jennifer Hall won gold in the women's short course surf canoe in the 160+ years division.
For the Masters story and overall points, click here.

The Mount all set to host the Nationals

5th March 2013

Red Beach to send its biggest-ever contingent

Mt Maunganui beach was the venue for the Oceans '13 event held at the end of February. It will now play host to the NZ Championships from 7-10 March.
Mount Maunganui is poised and ready to host the State NZ Surf Life Saving Championships which will see almost 1,700 competitors, including Masters, compete on the sand and in the surf over four days.
The Bay of Plenty venue will see a ton of action starting Thursday 7th March, through to the wind-up on Sunday 10th March.
A total of 48 clubs from throughout New Zealand will participate, with a number of international athletes also attending.
Mt Maunganui last hosted the season’s premier event – the Centenary Nationals – in 2011 when the Christchurch earthquake forced a switch in venues.
Red Beach has registered a total of 100 competitors including Masters.  And with the addition of all the Red Beach supporters, the club will see its biggest-ever turnout at a Nationals event.

For the Nationals programmes and site plan, click here.
To read the SLSNZ article ’10 reasons to come to the Nationals’, click here.
To read the SLSNZ article on Chris Moors, click here