Lifeguards meet surf challenge

Posted at 3:18pm Wednesday 18 Nov, 2020

Surf athletes met with tricky surf conditions when they gathered at Muriwai Beach on November 7 for the first interclub carnival of the summer.

Because of the water turbulence, events were limited to surf  and board races, while surf skis sat idle on the sand. The risk of damage was such that surfboat and canoe racing was cut from the programme.

Just over 130 surf lifesavers from the Northern Region took part, and those from both Red Beach and Ōrewa clubs handled the conditions with aplomb, with many of them winning events. Midway through the proceedings, the competition arena was moved 300m up the beach to take advantage of more manageable water conditions.

You can see the local lifeguards in action this weekend – the next interclub carnival is at Ōrewa Beach on Saturday November 21.


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