Red Beach has six newly-qualified IRB drivers and two new IRB instructors.
All eight were successful in passing their respective exams at Piha Beach on Sunday 20 October. And despite a messy 2.5m surf which tested everyone, all came through with flying colours.
IRB Instructor Awards: Jonah Cleminson, Harry Mellor
IRB Driver Awards: Leah Clark, Josie Cornish, Brie Downey, Kalani Gilbertson, Angus Henare, Jamie Ward
The club also extends its congratulations to Red Beach Powercraft Manager Peter Kramer who trained up and prepared the lifeguards for the awards. And thanks also to IRB drivers Kees Kramer and Brodie Campbell for their input with training.