The SLSNR Long Distance Carnival at Orewa Beach on Saturday 19 October will launch the 2019-20 surf sports season.
Competitors aged from 14 years through to Masters (30+) will take to the water in a variety of events. The morning’s competition starts with a 5km beach run at 9.00 am.
The carnival will be run as a long-course endurance event – similar to the Mount Monster – with a run, swim, ski and board component. Individual competitors will have the option of completing between one & four legs offered.
Swimmers are likely to opt for wetsuits to cover the 2km swim distance. Board paddlers have a 6km course to race over while ski paddlers have a 12km distance to cover.
Large craft – boats & canoes - will have a separate course and will compete over a 12km distance.
Red Beach will have 13 teams and two individuals competing over the course. Teams will be mixed together with the club’s oldest members joining forces with Rookies.