Top surf athletes for the Owen Chapman

18th December 2016

International flavour for iconic surf carnival

Red Beach Surf Club will play host to many of New Zealand’s top surf athletes when it stages the Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival on Saturday 7th January.

This summer’s carnival will have an international flavour with the visiting NSW Country Branch representative team having confirmed 20 competitors for the event. And members of the Central Coast Branch team, also in the country for the Trans-Tasman Tri Series, are likely to compete.

The event has always been contested at Red Beach, having been first held in 1957 as a picnic carnival for Auckland’s east coast surf clubs. Now in its 61st year, it's the longest running club day in Australasia for surf athletes. Read more …