Twofold success for Red Beach at Ruakaka

28th February 2018


Red Beach climbed to the top of the NRCs points table after two days of intense competition at Ruakaka Beach. The club’s athletes came away from the Northern Region Surf Life Saving Championships last weekend with the two major points trophies that were up for grabs. A total of 19 Gold medals were won by the club.

The club’s Senior competitors - 95 in total - amassed the most points to win the SLSNR Senior Surf Championships Trophy. With a tally of 252 points, the club headed off Piha (225), Mairangi Bay (199) and Orewa (127) who filled the next three placings.

In the trophy cabinet it will stand alongside the SLSNR Junior Surf Points Trophy which the club’s younger athletes won in early-February.

Also at Ruakaka, Red Beach’s Masters competitors showed their mettle in delivering a dominant performance to retain the Masters Points Trophy by a comfortable margin.

“There’s been a steady build-up in the skills and fitness levels of our athletes and we’re now seeing the results,” said club coach Jack Gavin.
“It’s testament to their hard work in training over the last two or three seasons. And they’ve been applying themselves at training in the build-up to the Nationals.”
“Our Masters athletes also did well at the weekend and they’ve become a big part of the club, adding to the strong and positive club culture we enjoy,” he added.

All surf athletes are now preparing for the NZ Championships which take place at Gisborne’s Midway Beach from 15-18 March.

Overall Senior Points:
Red Beach (252) 1, Piha (225) 2, Mairangi Bay (199) 3, Orewa (127) 4, Muriwai (24) 5, Karakare (10) 6=, Sunset Beach (10) 6=, Bethells Beach (7) 8, Waipu Cove (1) 9.

Overall Masters Points:
Red Beach (127) 1, Mairangi Bay (113) 2, Omaha (40) 3, Orewa (38) 4, Bethells Beach (35) 5, Piha (14) 6, Karekare (10) 7, United North Piha (1) 8.

For the full set of NRCs results, click here

For the full set of Masters results, click here