2017


SLSNZ Pool Champs

10th October 2017

Record number of entries for three-day event

Pic: The National Aquatic Centre, venue for the SLSNZ Pool Championships.

This weekend’s SLSNZ Pool Championships will see a record 687 competitors battling it out at the National Aquatic Centre on Auckland’s North Shore.
It’s the 15th consecutive year of the event which has 31 surf clubs going head to head over three days of competition starting on Friday 13 October. A total of 31 Australian swimmers will also take part.
Red Beach will be represented by 53 competitors with their ages ranging from 10 year-olds through to Masters.

This year's event has been sanctioned by the International Lifesaving Federation, which means that if any World Records are broken they will be recognised by the ILS.
There were 45 new New Zealand records set last year and it is expected that many will be broken across the board this year in all age groups.

For the programme of events and start times, click here
To read the SLSNZ press release, click here


Long Distance event to kick-start season

3rd October 2017

Runners, swimmers, paddlers & rowers to compete in season-opener at Red Beach this Saturday

Pic: Competitors in the 2km run at last year's Long Distance carnival.

The SLSNR Long Distance Carnival at Red Beach this coming Saturday will launch the 2017-18 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 2km beach run at 9.00 am.

Depending on ages, ski paddlers will cover either a 7.5km or 10km distance. Board paddlers have either a 2.5km or 5km course to get around.
Swimmers are likely to opt for wetsuits to cover a 1.5km swim distance. Surf canoe paddlers have a 7.5km course to race over and surf boat rowers will compete over 10km to put their fitness to the test.

2km Beach Run - 9.00am start - followed by:
1.5km Swim   5km Board paddle (U16, 2.5km paddle)
10km Ski (U16, 7.5km ski paddle)
7.5km Canoe    10km Surf Boat

For event information, click here ...

Footnote:
This event is open to non-qualified members over 14 years of age as per SLSNR policy. Non-qualified competitors will be required to wear an issued SLSNR cap and will not be eligible for competition points. This event does not contribute points towards the Competition Club of the Year.

Registration day for JuniorSurf members

29th September 2017

JuniorSurf Division geared for summer activities

The Red Beach Surf Club’s second day for registrations for its JuniorSurf division takes place at the clubrooms, Ngapara Street, Red Beach as follows:

Date/Time:   Sunday 1st October, 11.00am – 2.00 pm

Parents are invited to bring their children to the club to enrol them. Boys and girls aged from 4 - 13 years are eligible to join as JuniorSurf members.
Administrators will be on hand to provide information on age groups, activities, training days and surf carnival competition. Club clothing will be on sale. Activities for the JuniorSurf division will commence at Red Beach on Sunday 29th October.
For the coming season the club now has online registrations. Please register and pay online at your leisure or go to the club and register online. The link is https://memberdesq.onesporttechnology.com/3405

Opening Day – Sunday 29th October, Red Beach
Tadpoles (4, 5 & 6 yr olds): 9.00 am - 10.00 am.
A, B & C Groups (7-13 yrs): 10.00am – 11.30 am. The Roll Call for all members is 15 mins before the start time.

For further information contact Sidah Russell 027 471 8571 or Kirsty Rutledge-Malyon 021 888 142.

  • Junior Competition Club of the Year for 2016-17
  • SLSNR JuniorSurf Championships Trophy, 2017
  • Cath & Eddie Millar Cup winners, 2017

Registration days for JuniorSurf members

5th September 2017

JuniorSurf Division geared for summer activities

The Red Beach Surf Club is taking registrations for its JuniorSurf division at the surf clubrooms, Ngapara Street, Red Beach on the following days:

Dates:  Sunday 17th September and Sunday 1st October
Times: 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

Parents are invited to bring their children along to either of these registration days to enrol them. Boys and girls aged from 4 - 13 years are eligible to join as JuniorSurf Administrators will be on hand to provide information on age groups, activities, training days and surf carnival competition. Club clothing will be on sale on both days. Activities for the JuniorSurf division will commence at Red Beach on Sunday 29th October.

For the coming season the club now has online registrations. Please register and pay online at your leisure or go to the club on either of the registration days and register online. The link is https://memberdesq.onesporttechnology.com/3405

Opening Day – Sunday 29th October, Red Beach
Tadpoles (4, 5 & 6 yr olds): 9.00 am - 10.00 am.
A, B & C Groups (7-13 yrs): 10.00am – 11.30 am. The Roll Call for all members is 15 mins before the start time.

For further information contact Sidah Russell 027 471 8571 or Kirsty Rutledge-Malyon 021 888 142.

  • Junior Competition Club of the Year for 2016-17
  • SLSNR JuniorSurf Championships Trophy, 2017
  • Cath & Eddie Millar Cup winners, 2017
Pics:  Above and below, a Sunday morning training session under way at Red Beach.

Awards given at AGM

6th August 2017

Eleven club members recognised for their services

Pic: Zita Talaic-Burgess, left, and Dylan Turner received Service Awards.

Eleven Red Beach Surf Club members received recognition for their services to surf lifesaving and to the club when awards were handed out at the recent Annual General Meeting. The recipients were members of either the SeniorSurf or JuniorSurf divisions.
Service Awards were presented to Zita Talaic-Burgess and Dylan Turner. The third recipient of a Club Service Award was Blair Cranston, above right, who wasn’t able to attend the AGM.
Recognition Awards went to Stephanie Busby, Veronika Cox, Sam Goodare, Sidah Russell, Brendon Rutledge-Malyon, Kirsty Rutledge-Malyon, Zita Talaic-Burgess, Gordon Williams and Richard Rogers, right.
Citations were read out to the meeting in support of the honours.
Red Beach Surf Club has four award levels ... Recognition, Service, Distinguished Service and Life Membership. Awards are usually presented each year at the Annual General Meeting.

Pics: Three of the nine recipients of Recognition Awards, from left: Kirsty Rutledge-Malyon, Brendon Rutledge-Malyon & Sidah Russell, all of whom are involved with the JuniorSurf division.
Sam Goodare, left, and Stephanie Busby also received Recognition Awards.
Veronika Cox, Gordon Williams & Zita Talaic-Burgess were presented with Recognition Awards. All have backgrounds in the surf boat division.

Trivia Quiz & Auction night this Saturday

1st August 2017

Annual themed fundraiser on Saturday 5th August

When:  Saturday 5th August 2017
Where: Red Beach Primary School. Doors open at 6.00pm. Quiz starts at 7.00pm sharp. Cash bar. BYO nibbles. Tickets $20 each. Organise a group, book a table!
For tickets contact Ange Moore 022 656 8082 or email


Red Beach a finalist in two top categories

31st July 2017

Recognition on the line for winners of prestigious SLSNR awards

The Awards of Excellence Night on Saturday 12 August could prove to be a very special occasion for Red Beach Surf Club.
The club has been named as a finalist in two major categories ... Club of the Year and Best Patrolled Beach. Red Beach has won the prestigious Club of the Year award on two previous occasions, in 2011 and 2012.
In addition, the club has finalists in seven other categories. They are Dylan Turner (2), Peter Kramer, Debra Cairns, Wade Downey, Pippa Nicol, Kalani Gilbertson and Angus Henare.

The night will be a memorable occasion for several club members who are in line to receive SLSNR Service Awards.
The Awards of Excellence function will take place at Shed 10 on Queen’s Wharf.


Finalists named for Excellence Awards

20th July 2017

Red Beach club members in line for SLSNR awards

Red Beach Surf Club has finalists in seven categories heading into the SLSNR Awards of Excellence Night on Saturday 12 August.
Club chairman Dylan Turner, right, is a finalist in two categories ... Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to JuniorSurf.
Peter Kramer, below, is a finalist for Outstanding Contribution to Powercraft.
At the club’s Prizegiving Night in May he was the inaugural winner of the Nick Saull Memorial Trophy for his contribution to powercraft at club level.
Club Administrator Debra Cairns is one of three finalists for the SLSNR Administrator of the Year trophy.
For the second consecutive year, Wade Downey is a finalist for the Instructor of the Year award. He was the driving force which saw Beach achieve 30 Surf Lifeguard Awards last season.
Meanwhile, three of the club's Under 14 athletes have been named as finalists on the night. Pippa Nicol is a contender for the U14 Sportswoman of the Year award.
Angus Henare and Kalani Gilbertson are both in the running for the U14 Sportsman of the Year award.
The evening will see the presentation of lifesaving, sports and regional awards.

When:   Saturday 12th August, 7.00pm. Arrival from 6.15pm.
Where:  Shed 10, Queens Wharf. Dress: Formal
Tickets: $65 per person which includes buffet dinner. Cash bar & eftpos available.

Tickets are now on sale and must be ordered and paid for by Monday 24th July. Email Debra Cairns … click here

Pics: Pippa Nicol is a finalist in the U14 Sportswoman of the Year category.
Kalani Gilbertson (left) and Angus Henare (right) are both finalists in the U14 Sportsman of the Year category.

Club AGM : 30th July

16th July 2017

Red Beach Surf Club’s Annual Meeting coming up

The Annual General Meeting of Red Beach SLSC will be held on Sunday 30th July, 2.00 pm at the Red Beach Surf Clubrooms, Ngapara Street, Red Beach.
Nominations are called for officers of the CLUB COMMITTEE (Management Committee) for the 2017-18 season.
The annual meeting to elect officers for the club’s SENIOR SURF COMMITTEE will take place at the same time.

Note: Nomination forms have been emailed to club members eligible to vote. The closing date for nominations is Friday 21st July 2017.

SLSNR Awards Night

16th July 2017

Awards of Excellence function Saturday 12 August

It’s coming up … Surf Life Saving Northern Region’s Awards of Excellence Night. This is a major event on the surf lifesaving calendar and an evening all club members can look forward to. The evening will see the presentation of lifesaving, sports and regional awards. We suggest you enter these details in your diary or on your calendar …

When:   Saturday 12th August
Where:  Shed 10, Queens Wharf, City
Tickets: Ticket price $65 per person.

The names of the finalists will be announced very soon.


Trivia Quiz & Auction night coming soon

9th June 2017

Annual themed fundraiser on Saturday 5th August

When:  Saturday 5th August 2017
Where: Red Beach Primary School. Doors open at 6.00pm. Quiz starts at 7.00pm sharp. Cash bar. BYO nibbles. Tickets $20 each. Organise a group, book a table!

For tickets contact Ange Moore 022 656 8082 or email


JuniorSurf AGM

31st May 2017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting for the club’s JuniorSurf division will take place as follows:

When:  Tuesday 6th June at 7.30 pm
Where: Red Beach Surf Clubrooms, Ngapara St, Red Beach

The Election of Officers will be held for the 2017-18 season. If you are interested in one of the officer roles - position descriptions are available - please contact Dylan Turner on dturner0932@gmail.com or Sidah Russell on s.russell@massey.ac.nz.

Note: The committee is actively recruiting a new Health and Safety Coordinator who will be responsible for ensuring the Junior division fulfils its health and safety obligations and operates in a way that keeps its members safe. If you are interested please email Dylan or Sidah.

Parents & members are all welcome to attend the AGM.


Caitlin’s a winner!

21st May 2017

Gold medallist at World Cup event in Portugal

Caitlin Ryan stamped her mark on the K1 500m final at the opening ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup event of the season when she blitzed the field to take the gold medal.
Competing at Montemor-o-Velho in Portugal, the Red Beach lifeguard quickly took the lead from the starter’s gun and steadily increased it to win by more than a boat length.
Her time of 1:47.484, the third fastest ever recorded, was just .418 seconds off the world record which has stood for six years.
She has made an extraordinary transition to the K1 500m event, having competed in the K4 event in the Olympic final in Rio and finishing fifth. While in Portugal she will compete in the K4 race with, in seating order, Kayla Imrie, Lisa Carrington and Aimee Fisher. Caitlin will be at the back of the boat.
She will race again in the K1 500m event in Szeged, Hungary.


Award winners from club Prize Giving

9th May 2017

Trophies handed out for the 2016-17 season

Pic: Peter Kramer was the inaugural winner of the Nick Saull Memorial Trophy for Contribution to Powercraft. The presentation was made by Jan Saull.

Red Beach Surf Club’s annual awards were presented at the club’s Prize Giving function at the clubrooms on Saturday 6 May in front of a very large turnout of lifeguards, family members and supporters.
Receiving the top awards ... the Presidents Cup for Best Clubman was presented to Debra Cairns. The winner of the Jubilee Trophy for Best All-Round Patrolling member was Sam Young, while Ben Mellor was awarded the Chris Hailwood Memorial Cup for U16 Lifeguard of the Year.

A brand new award, the Nick Saull Memorial Trophy for Contribution to Powercraft was presented to Powercraft Manager Peter Kramer. The presentation was made by Jan Saull.
Congratulations are extended to all award winners.

For more pics and the award winners, click here


Winter water sports gear at factory discounted price

21st April 2017

First 30 people to order will receive a $50 discount

Red Beach Surf Club’s Super Six sponsor NZ Sailing.net is offering an exclusive discount on a winter gear kit to Red Beach SLSC club members. The factory price for the kit is $237 and the first 30 people to order will receive a $50 discount on this.
For full details on this remarkable offer, click here
Visit ... NZ Sailing.net at 34 Peters Way, Silverdale to take advantage of this special offer.


Hawaii raffle result

5th April 2017

The club’s Surf’s Up In Hawaii raffle with the prize of a return flight for two adults in Hawaii with six nights’ accommodation was drawn on Friday 31 March.
Winner: Cindy McDonald (Orewa)
The club would like to thank YOU Travel Orewa for sponsoring the prize, and all ticket purchasers for their support. Proceeds are going towards the completion of renovations at the clubrooms. Red Beach raised close to $21,000 from this fundraiser.


Fishing competition all set for April 8

12th March 2017

Tickets are on sale for this popular family event

Red Beach Surf Club’s Fishing Competition has been re-scheduled for Saturday 8 April. Inclement weather forced the postponement of the event on 11 March.
There are more sponsors than ever before, resulting in more categories within the event. With more chances to win, anglers have never had it better for this popular club outing which has Hiway Stabilizers as its main sponsor.

Tickets are $40 per angler with Juniors at $20 each. The entry fee includes a fish & chips dinner for anglers in the clubrooms. Proceeds from the competition will go towards the purchase of surf lifesaving equipment.
Major prizes will be drawn from all anglers weighing in a fish. The major auction item has been provided by Norfolk Island Tourism.

The category sponsors are …
Biggest Snapper Subway Northcross     Biggest Kahawai Maxistrike & Kiwi Sizzler     Biggest Kingfish Eaves Associates        Biggest Gurnard Silverdale Asset Management     Biggest Trevally CMW Geosciences        Women’s Division North Harbour Law    Junior Division C & R Surveyors

Tickets can be purchased at the Red Beach Surf Club on Friday evenings, 6.00 – 7.30pm, or by email
Alternatively, contact Wade at 021 401 776 or Michelle at 021 959 414

To read more on the Fishing Competition, click here


Win a trip to Hawaii

12th March 2017

Return airfares plus accommodation for 2 adults

Here’s your chance to win a magnificent holiday in Hawaii, flying with Hawaiian Airlines and staying six nights at the 4-star Hotel Waikiki.
The raffle prize, valued at $4,999, has been generously donated by You Travel Orewa.
Red Beach Surf Club’s building redevelopment programme will benefit from the raffle, with proceeds going towards the completion of renovations.

The raffle is a joint fundraising project for both the Red Beach & Orewa Surf Life Saving Clubs.

Tickets:  $5.00 each
Drawn:   Friday 31st March 2017 at the Red Beach Surf Club

Tickets available at the Red Beach Surf Club or email here

YOU TRAVEL OREWA               Ph: 09 426 5743                www.youtravel.co.nz/orewa

Christchurch ready for Nationals action

12th March 2017

New Brighton to host the season’s pinnacle event

Pic: The New Brighton Pier, opened in 1997, is a great vantage point for photography.

New Brighton Beach in Christchurch is poised to host the TSB Bank NZ Surf Life Saving Championships. Last held at this venue in 2004, the Nationals will see more than 1,000 competitors competing on the sand and in the surf over four days.
Masters competition, with Red Beach athletes participating, will take place on Thursday 16 March. This will be the curtain-raiser for SeniorSurf competition from 17-19 March when over 100 national titles will be decided in the Open, U19 and U16 age divisions.

For the Nationals programmes & site plan, click here

For drone footage of New Brighton Beach, click here


Fishing competition has been postponed

8th March 2017

Event will now take place on Saturday 8th April

Due to unseasonal weather which is forecast for this Saturday 11th March, and from recommendations given by Coastguard, the Red Beach Surf Club’s Fishing Competition has been postponed until Saturday 8th April.
We apologise for any inconvenience, however, we believe that safety is of paramount importance.
For any enquiries, please contact Wade at 021 401 776 or Michelle at 021 959 414


Get set for the club's fishing competition!

3rd March 2017

More categories with greater chances to win

Red Beach Surf Club’s Fishing Competition will be back for a fifth time on Saturday 11 March.
There are more sponsors than ever before, resulting in more categories within the event. With more chances to win, anglers have never had it better for this popular club outing which has Hiway Stabilizers as its main sponsor.
Tickets are $40 per angler with Juniors at $20 each. The entry fee includes a fish & chips dinner for anglers in the clubrooms. Proceeds from the competition will go towards the purchase of surf lifesaving equipment.
Major prizes will be drawn from all anglers weighing in a fish. The major auction item has been provided by Norfolk Island Tourism.

The category sponsors are …
Biggest Snapper
Subway Northcross Biggest Kahawai Maxistrike & Kiwi Sizzler Biggest Kingfish Eaves Associates Biggest Gurnard Silverdale Asset Management Biggest Trevally CMW Geosciences Women’s Division North Harbour Law Junior Division C & R Surveyors

Tickets can be purchased at the Red Beach Surf Club on Friday evenings, 6.00 – 7.30pm, or by email
Alternatively, contact Wade at 021 401 776 or Michelle at 021 959 414

To read more on the Fishing Competition, click here


Big medal haul by club athletes at NRCs

2nd March 2017

Results bode well for Nationals in Christchurch

Red Beach athletes hit their straps at Omaha during the two days of the Northern Region Championships. Across the divisions, club competitors delivered some impressive performances and came away from the weekend with a myriad of medals ... 20 Gold, 25 Silver and 26 Bronze medals, to be exact! The club finished in second place on the overall points table.
Meanwhile, the club’s Masters competitors wove their magic to come away with the Masters Points Trophy following a clear points win.
Perfect weather and a light surf blended together to provide good racing conditions and an ideal workout for the NZ Championships in Christchurch from 16-19 March.

Overall Points (all clubs): Orewa (235) 1, Red Beach (185) 2, Piha (176) 3, Mairangi Bay (157) 4, Muriwai (38) 5, Wainui (13) 6, Karekare (10) 7, Waikanae (6) 8, Bethells Beach (6) 9, Omaha (6) 10, Fitzroy (6) 11, Sunset Beach (5) 12, South Brighton (2) 13.

For the full set of competition results, click here
Coming soon, our photo gallery from Omaha.


Red Beach Masters dominant at Omaha

2nd March 2017
Pic: Competitors await the start of the Masters surf race.

The club’s Masters competitors showed their mettle at last weekend’s Northern Region surf lifesaving championships.
With the biggest contingent of over-30s athletes that Red Beach has ever fielded at the NRCs, the club emerged as winners of the Masters Points Trophy following two days of events at the Omaha venue.
Club athletes raked in 112 points, finishing well clear of second place-getters Bethells Beach (77) and Mairangi Bay in third spot (69 points). Eleven clubs were represented in the Masters division.

Overall Masters Points:
Red Beach (112) 1, Bethells Beach (77) 2, Mairangi Bay (69) 3, Omaha 34) 4, Orewa (21) 5, Karekare (16) 6, Raglan (5) 7, Muriwai (4) 8, Ruakaka (3) 9, Piha (2) 10, United Nth Piha (1) 11.

For all the results of Masters competition, click here

Pic: The Lion Red canoe crew in action at Omaha.

Omaha : NRCs results

27th February 2017

For all the results from the NRCs at Omaha, click here

For the results of Masters competition, click here

Story & photos coming soon!


JuniorSurf athletes head for Oceans ’17

27th February 2017

Red Beach sending 70 enthusiastic young athletes

Pic: The start of a board race at last year's Oceans event.

Red Beach JuniorSurf members are about to head for Mount Maunganui to compete in the annual Ocean Athletes event.
A total of 70 competitors from the club – all aged 10-14 years – will participate throughout four days of competition starting on Thursday 2 March. It will be the largest club group at Oceans ’17.
The Ocean Athletes concept was developed 17 years ago and has grown in size to become one of Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s most successful surf sports events. Oceans ’17 has attracted 898 young athletes from 46 clubs around New Zealand.
At the Oceans ’12 event, Red Beach took out the top honours for overall points.
“There’s always an amazing atmosphere at the Oceans carnivals as the kids give the competition their all and display great sportsmanship; looking out for one another and cheering each other on,” said SLSNZ Sport Manager Mike Lord.
“It’s a great chance for them to hang out with their mates in an environment that they love,” he added.

For Oceans ’17 details & the programme, click here
For the SLSNZ media article on Oceans '17, click here


Boaties cook up a delicious fundraiser

19th February 2017

The Red Beach boaties are full of enterprise! Charged with the expensive task of towing two surf boats to Christchurch for the NZ Championships in mid-March, they have launched a fundraising project that will greatly appeal to the palates of cake lovers.

They’ve pooled their collective talents to do a Cake Sale to raise the funds. One of the group is a certified patisserie chef.
The cakes are $80 each, there are four main flavours and they can either be collected or delivered to you. The flavours are ...

  • Caramel Malt Cake with Vanilla Maple Buttercream
  • Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
  • Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream
  • Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese
Note: Specialty cakes are also potentially available – buttercream only – with the price on application.

These cakes are perfect for morning teas, birthday celebrations or just plain binge eating. Best you get in quick as orders are already mounting. Read more ...
To place an order call Jasmin at 021 338 710 or send an email to redbeachboaties@gmail.com

Support the boaties ... they’ve cooked up a treat!


World Masters Games

18th February 2017

The World Masters Games will take place in Auckland from 21-30 April 2017. It’s the world’s largest multi-sport event and it’s expected to attract 25,000 athletes from 100 countries. There will be 28 sports competing at 45 venues.
Surf Life Saving is one of the sports and Takapuna Beach will be the venue over the weekend of 22-23 April.
A number of Red Beach Masters members have registered for this major event, including three surf canoe crews and two surf boat crews as well as individuals. Registrations close on Friday 3rd March.

For the World Masters Games website … click here

Pic: Takapuna Beach on Auckland's North Shore, venue for surf lifesaving events during the World Masters Games.

Northern Region Champs

18th February 2017

Two days of competition in lead-up to Nationals

Pic: The start of the U19 double ski event at the ERCs in Mt Maunganui.

Omaha Beach will see two days of top surf lifesaving action when the Northern Region Championships get under way on 25/26 February. It will be the second consecutive year that Omaha has hosted the event.
Saturday’s programme starts at 9.00 am with surf races for all age divisions. Short course racing for canoes & boats starts at 9.30am. Ironman finals and Beach Flags wrap up the afternoon’s programme.
Sunday’s programme commences at 9.00 am with the Lifesaver Relay, the 2km Beach Run and the Surf Teams events. Double Ski racing will bring the weekend to finality. The order for the Ironman/woman disciplines is Board-Ski-Swim.

Masters events also feature on the NRC’s programme with points counting towards the Masters Competition Club of the Year Trophy.

For the final programmes for Sat & Sun, click here

Saturday tides:  High 7.11 am. Low 1.12 pm.
Sunday tides:    High 7.57 am. Low 2.08 pm.

Boomers out front in NZ Surf Boat Series

11th February 2017

Muzzies in second spot in open women’s division

Pic: The Red Beach Boomers crew in action at Waihi during Waitangi weekend.

SurfWith three rounds of the NZ Surf Boat Series now completed, the Red Beach Boomers crew have moved to the top of the points table in the open men’s division.
The crew had podium finishes at Titahi Bay, Whangamata and Waihi – the venues for the first three rounds – and will now head to Piha for the fourth and final round on 18 February.
Sitting on 48 points, the Boomers are just two points ahead of Paekakariki with Titahi Bay third on 38 points. Racing at Piha – the Day of the Giants – will determine who clinches the open men’s series.
Meanwhile, in the open women’s division, the Red Beach Muzzies are second on the points table with 46, trailing the Muriwai Meerkats who are out in front on 60 points from three wins. Titahi Bay are third on 44 points.

For the overall series points, click here
For the results from Round 3 at Waihi, click here

Pic: The Red Beach Muzzies head out through the Waihi surf. 

Red Beach on top at JuniorSurf Champs

9th February 2017

Points trophy won for second consecutive year

Pic: Winners of the U14 men's Cameron Relay, from left: Kalani Gilbertson, Henry Williams, Angus Henare, Ethan Anderson.

Red Beach’s JuniorSurf athletes have successfully defended the Northern Region Championships points trophy following two days of competition at Orewa Beach.
The club’s young competitors put in some sparkling performances to finish the championships comfortably clear of their nearest rival.
Close to 400 competitors aged from 10 – 13 years, representing 15 clubs, took part in the weekend event.
Red Beach, with strength in numbers across the age divisions, claimed the overall points trophy for the second consecutive year. Read more ...

Overall Points: Red Beach (134) 1, Mairangi Bay (106) 2, Orewa (101) 3.

For all the results from the championships, click here

Pic: Red Beach achieved a trifecta in the U13 women's beach flags, taking out the top three placings. From left: Sarah Houston (3rd), Marissa Porteous (1st), Ella Butler (2nd). 

Club wins Millar Cup

9th February 2017

Red Beach takes back the Cath & Eddie Millar Cup

Red Beach’s JuniorSurf athletes have snared the Cath & Eddie Millar Cup which the club last won in 2014.
Competition for the trophy was held in conjunction with the SLSNR JuniorSurf Championships at Orewa Beach over the weekend of 4 & 5 February. It was the sixth time that this format has been adopted with specific events designated for Millar Cup points.
In the 42 years that the Cath & Eddie Millar Cup has been contested, Red Beach has won it on 29 occasions, read more.

Pic: U12s athlete Pippa Nicol, right, collected four Gold and one Silver medal at the championships.
Overall Points for Cup:  Red Beach (49) 1, Orewa (43) 2, Mairangi Bay (41) 3.
Age Group Points:
Under 14s – Orewa (40) 1, Red Beach (25) 2, Mairangi Bay (20) 3.
Under 12s – Red Beach (24) 1, Mairangi Bay (21) 2, Bethells Beach (4) 3.

Results from ERCs

1st February 2017

For the full set of results from the ERCs, click here

Pic: Lauren Johnson, left, and Kelsi Boocock took out Red Beach's first Gold medal at the ERCs in the open women's board rescue event.

Fishing competition returning in March

26th January 2017

Tickets now available for this popular family event

Fishing 3Red Beach Surf Club’s Fishing Competition will be back for a fifth time on Saturday 11 March.
There are more sponsors than ever before, resulting in more categories within the event. With more chances to win, anglers have never had it better for this popular club outing which has Hiway Stabilizers as its main sponsor.
Tickets are $40 per angler with Juniors at $20 each. The entry fee includes a fish & chips dinner for anglers in the clubrooms. Proceeds from the competition will go towards the purchase of surf lifesaving equipment.
Major prizes will be drawn from all anglers weighing in a fish. The major auction item has been provided by Norfolk Island Tourism.

The category sponsors are …
Biggest Snapper
Subway Northcross     Biggest Kahawai Maxistrike & Kiwi Sizzler     Biggest Kingfish Eaves Associates        Biggest Gurnard Silverdale Asset Management     Biggest Trevally CMW Geosciences        Women’s Division North Harbour Law    Junior Division C & R Surveyors

Tickets can be purchased at the Red Beach Surf Club on Friday evenings, 6.00 – 7.30pm, or by email
Alternatively, contact Wade at 021 401 776 or Michelle at 021 959 414

To read more on the Fishing Competition, click here


800 athletes heading to Mt Maunganui for ERCs

26th January 2017

Country’s top surf athletes to take part

ERCs 2017More than 800 surf athletes from 31 clubs will compete over the two days of the Eastern Regional Championships (ERCs) during Anniversary weekend. Red Beach has 88 lifeguards – the largest contingent - entered for competition at the Mt Maunganui venue.
It’s the next biggest surf lifesaving event after the New Zealand Championships and is regarded by competitors as the springboard for the premier event which will be held at New Brighton, Christchurch in March.

Saturday’s events get under way at 8.00am with surf races and there’s also an 8.00am start on Sunday. The boat & canoe arena is south of Main Beach and also commences at 8.00am Saturday.
The Twilight beach events of sprints, relays, flags and the 2km Beach Run will take place on Saturday evening from 5.00pm – 8.30pm.

For the media article on the ERCs, click here
For the ERCs programme & site plan, click here


Weather comes right for open water swim

23rd January 2017
Pic: Axel Wohlfarth, left, and Rachel Hare won the 3km swim in the men's and women's divisions respectively.

A welcome turn in the weather enabled the annual Open Water Swim to proceed at Red Beach on Sunday 22 January.
It was the 28th year of the event and although numbers were down on previous years – 57 swimmers entered the water – it was believed that atrocious weather conditions just 24 hours earlier deterred a lot of entrants.
Swimmers had the choice of a 1.5km or 3.0km swim in generally flat conditions, however, a strong offshore wind provided a challenge for them on one leg of the journey.
Red Beach lifeguard Rachel Hare took out the 3km swim for the second consecutive year, while Axel Wohlfarth won the men’s 3km swim. Both were in the non-wetsuit division.
First home in the 1.5km swim was Red Beach’s AJ Maney.

For the open water swim results, click here

Pics: Swimmers get the starter's whistle for the 28th Open Water Swim at Red Beach.
Red Beach lifeguards who took part in the swim, from left: Flynn Southcombe, Rachel Hare & Alexsia Bingley.
Preparing to lay the marker buoys for the swim, from left: Bob Mellor, Allan Hewlett & Peter Kramer.

Open Water Swim

12th January 2017

It's time to get your entry in!

The 28th Open Water Swim will take place at Red Beach on Sunday 22 January 2017.
Organised by the Red Beach Surf Club in conjunction with Roskill Master Swimmers, entrants will have the opportunity to swim either 1.5km or 3km, with the course starting and finishing in front of the surf club. The minimum age for swimmers is 14 years.
Up for grabs will be the Deyal Cosgrove trophies to be awarded to the first man and first woman to complete the 3km course without wetsuits. The start time is 2.00 pm.

For registration details and the entry form, click here


Red Beach regains Owen Chapman Cup

8th January 2017

A concerted effort by Red Beach athletes has enabled the club to win back the Owen Chapman Cup.
Almost 400 competitors turned out at Red Beach in sunny conditions for some fierce competition both in the water and on the sand. Read more ...

Owen Chapman Cup Overall Points:
Red Beach (159) 1, Orewa (134) 2, Mairangi Bay (107) 3, Piha (26) 4, Muriwai (14) 5, Kariaotahi (5) 6, Sunset Beach (5) 7, United (1) 8, Bethells Beach 9

For the full set of results from the carnival, click here


Big entries for the Owen Chapman Cup

6th January 2017

Central Coast & NSW Country teams to compete

Close to 400 athletes will descend on Red Beach this Saturday for the 61st Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival.
It will be one of the largest turnouts ever seen at the annual event.
And spectators can expect to see some sizzling hot competition with the appearance of the two representative teams from Australia’s Central Coast and NSW Country branches. Both teams are in Auckland for the biennial Trans-Tasman Tri Series.

Adding to the international flavour on the day will be 13 young athletes from Sydney’s Avalon Beach who are entered in the U16 events.
Host club Red Beach, with 90 athletes, has the biggest number of entries. Orewa will have 73 and Mt Maunganui are bringing 47 competitors.
Expect to see a great deal of excitement in the Candy Stripes Eliminator event. And with an incoming tide, the action will be brought even closer. The surf races which wrap up the programme will finish right in front of the spectators positioned on the grassy slope overlooking the beach.
For the Owen Chapman programme, click here

To read more on the Owen Chapman carnival, click here


Candy Stripes Eliminator event at the Owen Chapman

5th January 2017

The Candy Stripes Eliminator event will be a race against the clock at the Owen Chapman carnival

Race 2The Candy Stripes Eliminator is a gut-busting surf event in which competitors race off against each other and the clock. Get too far behind and you’re eliminated. There are six non-stop classic surf lifesaving events tied together by the Eliminator’s relentless stop watch.
Finish within 60 seconds of the leg winner through the first five events of the Eliminator and you make the start line for the next leg. The rest of the field have a further 30-second window to start the next event and continue in the race from catch-up territory. Get further behind and the Eliminator steps in and you’re gone!
It all begins with a mass swim which starts at the buoy line with a swim-run-swim and ends five events later with just three survivors battling off in a beach flags contest for the Eliminator title.

To print out the Owen Chapman programme, click here


Boats at Whangamata

4th January 2017

Three Red Beach surf boat crews reach finals

Pic: Jed Wright makes a leap for the Boomers crew before sprinting to the finish flags. The crew had two first placings in the heats and easily qualified for the open men's final in which they finished third.

All three Red Beach crews rowed into finals at the Whangamata Surf Boat Spectacular on 2nd January. It was Round Two of the NZ Surf Boat Series which attracted 36 crews.
The Boomers placed third in the open men’s final, an extremely tight race which saw the runners from five of the six crews sprinting almost neck and neck up the beach to the finish flags.
In the open women’s final, the Red Beach Muzzies and Rabbits crews both made the final six with the Muzzies finishing second.
Calm conditions prevailed at Whangamata, with a half metre swell taking shape just 30m from the shoreline.

For the full set of results from Round Two, click here

Pics: The Red Beach Muzzies placed second in the final of the open women's division.
The Red Beach Rabbits crew also made it into the final of the open women's division.