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 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 …
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