The Annual General Meeting for the club’s JuniorSurf division will be held on Tuesday 3rd June, 7.00 pm at the Red Beach Surf Clubrooms, Ngapara Street, Red Beach. The election of officers will be held for the 2014-15 season.
Should anyone be interested in one of the officers roles, please contact chairman Mark Scheib on 021 731 786, or email email@example.com
Parents and members are all welcome to attend the AGM.
R & B is the theme for Red Beach Surf Club's end-of-season Prize Giving Night on Saturday 17th May.
Club members have the chance to let their imaginations run riot in deciding on their kit for the occasion. Just arrive dressed as something beginning with the letter ‘R’ or ‘B’ for the club’s big night of the year.
The occasion will also be a celebration of the club's many successes through the 2013-14 season.
The clubrooms lounge will be open from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. We'd like to know if you'll be attending. There's an easy way to let us know ... click here
After more than 80km of high-octane IRB racing, Saturday’s Bay of Plenty Epic Long Haul race came down to cereal consumption, brute strength and a sprint up the beach.
The Red Beach crew of Dan Peacocke, Jack Readman and Jared Pouwhare emerged triumphant after more than 2hrs of racing, outsprinting Muriwai’s slick trio of Katherine Reardon, David Butt and Matt Buswell.
Aided by magnificent Bay of Plenty weather and mirror-like seas, eight crews set off from Ohope Beach near Whakatane for the five-leg odyssey – sponsored by McMillan Lockwood Group – through to Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach. Read more …
Red Beach lifeguard Rachel Clarke is undaunted by the prospect of a 51km ski paddle across one of the toughest sea crossings in the world.
The former national surf lifesaving Ironwoman champion heads for Hawaii this month with the goal of winning the Molokai to Oahu ski paddle at the Molokai World Championships.
Paddlers from a number of countries face powerful currents and can surf for hundreds of metres atop swells that can reach heights of more than three metres, in an attempt to cross the 51.5 km (32 miles) of treacherous ocean known as the Ka’iwi Channel, or the Channel of Bones. Read more …
Red Beach’s ten surf boat rowers who head for Gallipoli next year couldn’t have been happier with their recent Anzac Day training row.
The seven-leg row began shortly after the dawn service at Browns Bay and took a course down Auckland’s East Coast Bays and into the Waitemata Harbour.
Four rowers and a sweep stepped into their surf boat in the pre-dawn darkness following a moving and uplifting ceremony at the Browns Bay cenotaph, right on the beachfront, attended by more than 1,000 people.
The three-hour journey saw the boat make stops at Mairangi Bay, Castor Bay, Takapuna, Narrow Neck Beach, Tamaki Yacht Club and the Viaduct Harbour, finishing at Devonport around 9.30am in time for a 9.45am parade and service.
Crew changes were made at each of the stops and the rowers were accompanied throughout the journey by a Team New Zealand chase boat. Read more …
Three Red Beach surf boat rowers heading to Gallipoli in 2015 made an appearance on TV1’s Breakfast show on Anzac Day.
Chris McCullough, right, Gordon Williams and Zita Talaic-Burgess all commented on aspects of G100, the centenary of the Gallipoli landings when 80 surf boat crews from New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, France and the UK race down the Dardanelles in April next year. The surf boats will arrive at a beach close to where the ANZACs landed in 1915.
Here’s the link to TV1’s Breakfast show. The segment comes on at 1hr 47min 55secs
Red Beach surf boat rowers are preparing for next year’s commemorative race at Gallipoli with a special training row this coming Anzac Day.
The row, involving a team of 10, starts at Browns Bay with the 5.45am dawn parade and 6am service.
The seven-leg journey will take the surf boat and its crew to Mairangi Bay, Castor Bay, Takapuna, Narrow Neck Beach, Mission Bay and the Viaduct Harbour, finishing at Devonport in time for a 9.45am parade and service.
A chase boat, courtesy of Team New Zealand, will accompany the surf boat as it makes its way along the east coast bays. Crew changes will take place at each stopping point. Read more ...
To read the 'Rodney Times' front page article, click here
Red Beach athletes came away from the NZ Surf Life Saving Championships at Whakatane’s Ohope Beach with a total of 32 medals. The haul comprised of 8 gold, 15 silver and 9 bronze medals.
Red Beach had a record 123 competitors taking part in the 3-day event.
Our photo essay gives recognition to those who won titles at the Nationals.
A Red Beach surf boat, rowed by club lifeguards, will be one of many surf boats to feature in the 100th anniversary of the famous landing at Gallipoli by the ANZAC’s.
The Gallipoli 100, or G100, is a surf boat event taking place in April 2015 and will involve around 80 surf boats manned by Australian, New Zealand, British, French and Turkish surf lifesavers. The crews will row over a 75km distance, including racing and staging, with the location being the Dardanelles, Aegean Sea and the Gallipoli Peninsula. Rowing will take place over two days, 23 & 24 April. The crews will proceed to a landing near where the ANZAC’s landed 100 years earlier.
In 1915, many lifesavers and future lifesavers fought at Gallipoli, however, a number of the pre-war lifesavers did not return home.
Surf boats will be shipped to Turkey for the event and a number of them will be handed over to the Turkish surf lifesaving authorities at the close of the centenary celebrations.
One of the objectives is to continue the training of Turkish surf boat crews which has been under way since 2010. Another is to assist in developing a culture of surf lifesaving within Turkey, a country which has a particularly poor water safety record with many drownings per year around its stunning coastline.
To check out the Gallipoli 100 website and watch a short video on the event, click here
Red Beach lifeguards were to the fore at Mangawhai Heads when they lifted the SLSNR Patrol Championships Trophy for the very first time, heading off two teams from Bethells Beach.
The successful team comprised of Dan Peacocke, Jack Readman, Cody Richards, Madeline Readman, Hannah Williams and Rebecca Pearce. The club’s previous best result was a second placing at Muriwai last season.
The two metre surf, although even, provided testing conditions for all competitors. In the first event, the mass rescue, one team’s IRB flipped.
At the conclusion of all events for the patrol championships, Red Beach emerged with a comfortable points win.
Mangawhai Heads turned on a powerful 2m surf for the SLSNR Patrol Championships & Rookie Challenge, held jointly on Saturday 5th April.The club’s Rookie members emulated the feats of the seniors by winning the Rookie Challenge. Making up the successful Red Beach A team were Connor O’Leary-Lodge, Jade Tuilaepa, Kees Kramer, Emma Hildesley and Sean Casey. They headed off Mairangi Bay B and Muriwai A to take out the overall points win.
Twelve teams took part in the Rookie Challenge, three of them from Red Beach.
Red Beach’s surf athletes returned from the National Championships at Whakatane’s Ohope Beach with a haul of 32 medals. They collected 8 gold, 15 silver and 9 bronze medals over the three days of competition.
The club’s representation was a record 123 competitors, the largest number of the nearly 50 clubs taking part. And in the mix were seven surf boat crews – the most ever for Red Beach – and nine surf canoe crews.
In the quest for the Allan Gardner Trophy for surf lifesaving supremacy, the club finished in third place on overall points. Read, see more …