Red Beach‘s surf athletes - Seniors and Masters alike - have their sights set squarely on the summer’s premier event, the TSB NZ Surf Life Saving Championships in Gisborne.
The event, expected to attract around 1,500 competitors from around the country, will take place from 12-15 March at Midway Beach. The Nationals were last held in Gisborne in 2018.
A full day of Masters competition on Thursday 12 March will be the curtain raiser for Senior competition from 13-15 March. Over 100 national titles will be decided in the Open, U19 and U16 age divisions.
Red Beach will again be well represented with athletes. The club has 14 Masters registered to compete on the opening day and a total of 83 Senior athletes set to compete over the next three days.
The recent NRCs at Omaha, where Red Beach snared the overall points trophy, could provide pointers as to how the club will fare at Midway Beach.