Prize Giving Night

26th May 2014

Red Beach Surf Club celebrated another successful season with an equally successful prize giving function in May. With R & B as the theme, clubbies were able to dress up as anyone or anything beginning with the letters ‘R’ or ‘B’. The night saw recognition being given to those who excelled in both surf lifesaving and surf sports during the past summer. Here’s our photo essay on the evening.   Click on a pic to enlarge it.

For the list of award winners on the night, click here.

Rachel wins Molokai

22nd May 2014

Triumph in the Molokai Surf Ski World Champs

Pic: Rachel Clarke with her trophy for the first female to finish in the 2014 Molokai Surf Ski World Championships.         

Rachel Clarke has won the pinnacle of ocean ski kayaking, the women’s section in the Molokai Surf Ski World Championships in Hawaii.
The race is a 51km downwind paddle riding the huge swells from Molokai, across the Kaiwi channel (Channel of Bones) to Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu.
She completed the distance in four hours 33 minutes, finishing 10 mins ahead of her nearest female rival.
“It was by far the hardest race I have done. It was not only challenging (physically), it was a mental game as well,” she said.  Read More …

Pic: Approaching the finish line at Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu at the end of the 51km paddle.

Award winners from the 2013-14 season

19th May 2014

Presentations made at the club’s Prize Giving Night

Pic: The Sirens surf boat crew at Ohope Beach in March. From left: Shane O'Halloran (sweep), Madison Smith, Ashleigh Jenkins, Zita Talaic-Burgess, Kelly Andrew, Katrina Gouldstone.   Click to enlarge.  Photo by Veronika Cox.

The Sirens surf boat crew was the big winner at Red Beach Surf Club’s recent Prize Giving Night. Crew members Zita Talaic-Burgess, Ashleigh Jenkins, Kelly Andrew, Madison Smith, Katrina Gouldstone and sweep Shane O’Halloran took out the Terry Marsh Trophy for Top Surf Boat Crew.
Moments later they were awarded the Shannon Cup for Best Competitive Achievement. The crew represented New Zealand at the Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Challenge at Stockton Beach, NSW in February. They then went on to snare the Open Women’s long course surf boat title at the NZ Championships at Ohope Beach in March.

JuniorSurf Chairman Mark Scheib took out the President’s Cup for Best Clubman while Hayden Shaw, in his first year in U16 ranks, won the Kavanagh Cup for Sportsmanship & Club Spirit along with the Chris Hailwood Memorial Cup for the U16 Lifeguard of the Year.

For the full list of award winners, click here

Pic: Mark Scheib, right, provides Hayden Shaw with some competition tips at Ohope Beach during the NZ Championships in March. Both took out major awards at the club's Prize Giving Night.     Click to enlarge.  Photo by Ross Malyon.