Red Beach Rookie Kate Rogers (14) has emerged as the top female competitor in the JuniorSurf Twilight series for 2018.
She is the first Red Beach club member to claim the honour in the five years that the series has been running for U14 and U13 athletes.
The first carnival of the series, at Mairangi Bay on 23 January, saw the events of Beach Sprints, Beach Flags and a 2km Beach Run. Kate finished fourth in the 2km run.
In the second carnival of the series, at Red Beach on 26 February, the events held were a Surf Race, a Board Race and a Diamond Race. Kate won the Board race and placed second in each of the Surf race and Diamond events.
Athletes' points were cumulative across the two carnivals to determine the overall male and female winners for the series. Around 80 athletes took part at each carnival.
JuniorSurf Twilight Series Points:
Girls : Kate Rogers - Red Beach (27) 1, Zoe Crawford - Mairangi Bay (21) 2, Aimee Hendren - Orewa (20) 3.
Boys : Josef Andrews - Orewa (34) 1, Noah Makaea - Orewa (24) 2, Cooper Heath - Mairangi Bay (22) 3.
From left: Aimee Hendren, Kate Rogers, Zoe Crawford.