Pub to Club event attracts 16 crews

12th November 2013

Surf boat rowers meet with ideal conditions in the 16km row from Puhoi to Red Beach

For the fifth consecutive year a Piha crew has taken out the Pub to Club surf boat challenge. The event, held on Saturday 9 November, saw Mark ‘Horse’ Bourneville sweep the Piha A crew to a win in a time of 1 hr 25:30.
The course was along the Puhoi River, past Wenderholm to the sea then across the ocean to Red Beach. Male and female crews took part in the annual event with boats being started at 2-minute intervals.
The Red Beach Sirens crew of Zita Talaic-Burgess, Madison Smith, Ashleigh Jenkins and Kelly Andrew, with Craig Dillon as sweep was the first women’s crew to finish the race.

Pub to Club Results: 
Open Men:  Piha A (1:25.30) 1, Red Beach Boomers (1:28.55) 2, Piha U23 (1:30.40) 3, Muriwai Mongols (1:31.25) 4, Red Beach Cab Savs (1:32.49) 5, Mairangi Muds (1:35.00) 6, Mairangi Mature Shavers (1:37.14) 7, Orewa Masters (1:50.56).
U23 Men:  Piha U23 (1:30.40) 1,Waihi Beach U23 (1:33.05) 2, Orewa Seamen (1:47.06) 3
Open Women: Red Beach Sirens (1:37.50) 1, Piha Black Pearls (1:50.52) 2, Bethells Baracudas (1:51.24) 3, Muriwai Chicas (1:51.47) 4.
U23 Women:  Muriwai Muzzies (1:45.37)) 1, Piha Coladas (1:50.48).

For the photos of the Pub to Club event, click here