Surf athletes at Nationals reap the rewards of training

31st March 2019

Three days of intense action
at the TSB NZ Surf Life Saving Championships at Mount Maunganui saw a wide spread of Red Beach athletes snatch podium finishes.
The 3 Gold, 6 Silver and 10 Bronze medals collected by the club were a reflection of the athletes’ commitments to solid training over many months.

The Nationals, spread over four days, kicked off with the NZ Masters Championships which were conducted in outstandingly good weather. The three days that followed saw a mix of weather conditions which brought both sunshine and rain. However, the wet conditions failed to dampen the spirits of club athletes. Red Beach finished in ninth position on overall points.

Pictured above ... Bronze medallists in the U16 Women's Taplin Relay, from left:  Ella Butler, Thea Stout, Josie Cornish. 

At the conclusion of the Nationals
, the NZ Selectors named the following Red Beach athletes in the SLSNZ High Performance squads they announced for 2019.

Development Squad:   Kees Kramer

Youth Squad:   Angus Henare, Kalani Gilbertson, Marissa Porteous, Patrick Makgill, Reuben Creighton

Overall Points (top 12 clubs):
Mt Maunganui (147) 1, Mairangi Bay (97) 2, Waikanae (90) 3, Titahi Bay (57) 4, Omanu (53) 5, East End (50) 6, Midway (50) 7, Orewa (39) 8, Red Beach (37) 9, Ocean Beach Kiwi (35) 10, Waimairi (32) 11, Lyall Bay (31) 12.

For the full set of Nationals results, click here