Owen Chapman Surf Carnival
The following photos were taken at the 61st Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival at Red Beach on Saturday 7th January 2017.
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The 61st Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival under way.
A heat of the U16 women's beach sprint about to start. Red Beach's Sophie Hildesley at right.
The start of a heat in the U16 men's beach sprint.
Members of the visiting Central Coast Branch team who were in Auckland for the biennial Trans-Tasman Tri Series.
Under way with the open women's beach sprint final, won by Red Beach's Lauren Johnson (top of picture).
A Mt Maunganui board competitor heads for the finish flags.
Finalists in the open women's beach flags head for another round.
The Muriwai Munchkins surf boat crew heads for the marker buoys in the U23 women's division.
The final of the open women's beach flags, won by Sophia Bogdanovas (Papamoa), right.
An U19 men's board race.
Red Beach's Caitlin Ryan, right, in the open women's beach relay.
Mairangi Bay's Daniel Peacocke takes out the open men's beach flags ahead of Red Beach's Rowan Gjaltema.
Members of the Central Coast Branch team got into the spirit of the carnival by racing against Kiwi crews. Surf canoes are exclusive to New Zealand and aren't found in Australia.
The six finalists in the open men's beach flags await the starter's whistle.
Mt Maunganui's Ollie Puddick on his way to winning the open Iron Man event.
Sunset Beach's U19 men's boat crew in action.
Red Beach's Jack Gavin (left) and Piha's Adam Parker head for the finish flags in the open men's board relay.
The Bethells Beach Boogie Broads after a race in the open women's division.
The 61st Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival in progress. Close to 400 athletes took part in the event.
The start of the open men's board race.
The Red Beach Boomers crew heads for the marker buoys in a heat of the open men's division.
Orewa's Cole Drinnan in the open Iron Man event.
Mount Maunganui competitors head for the finish flags in the open men's board race.
The Waihi U19 women's surf canoe crew about to finish a race.
Muriwai's Jake Allen, right, in the open men's board relay event.
The Whangamata Barrys crew in the open men's division.
The Red Beach IRB crew of Tere Ryan, left, and Peter Kramer take a break between events.
The Orewa Masters Jets boat crew with Benny Larsen as sweep.
Members of the Central Coast Branch team in a surf canoe race.
The briefing for the Candy Stripes Eliminator event.
Competitors complete a leg of the Eliminator event.
Time's up! The gate is closed after one leg of the Eliminator event.
Mairangi Bay's Sam Mayhew, foreground, in the ski leg of the Eliminator event.
Down to the last two in the Eliminator event. The final flag was claimed by Mt Maunganui's Ollie Puddick, left, ahead of Tim Schofield from Australia's Central Coast team.
The final two female contestants in the Eliminator event. The last flag was scooped up by Mt Maunganui's Libby Bradley ahead of sister Tessa Bradley.
The deck of the Red Beach Surf clubrooms awaits the arrival of athletes and supporters for the Owen Chapman prize giving. With thanks to Red Bull for their support.
The Whangamata Barrys surf boat crew took out the open men's division to win the Heron Boat Cup. From left: Andrew Jugunovich (sweep), Sam Stockley, Josh Kerridge, Brandon Dromgool, Lyndon Vickers.
Photos by Ross Malyon