Surf Life Saving New Zealand is pleased to announce two surf
boat crews that have been selected to represent New Zealand at the
2018 Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Challenge.
Open Men- Red Beach
1. Jed Wright
2. Chris Carew
3. Hayden Smith
4. Shamus O'Halloran
5. Shane O'Halloran (Sweep)
Under 23 Men- Whangamata
1. Brandon Dromgool
2. Josh Kerridge
3. Lyndon Vickers
4. Sam Stockley
5. Andrew Jujnovich (Sweep)
They were selected yesterday following the second round of the
New Zealand Surf Boat Series, the Whangamata Surf Boat
These crews join the Muriwai Meerkats (Open Women) and Orewa
Aces (Under 23 Women) that were selected following the New Zealand
Surf Boat Trials held at Mt Maunganui on Saturday November 11.
Together, the four crews will represent New Zealand at the 2018
Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Challenge which will take place on February
17 at Elouera Beach in New South Wales and will be incorporated
into a full weekend of Surf Boat action as part of the ASRL Open
The Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Challenge consists of a three race
series for the men's crews and same for the women's with combined
points accumulating to a champion nation that will be presented
with the Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Challenge trophy.
The three races will be made up of two long course events and
one short course event. The Open crews will also be accompanied by
two New Zealand Under 23 crews who will race against the Open crews
in the three race series, and whose results count towards an
overall Under 23 points table.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand thanks selectors Neil Watts, Brett
Hamer, Bruce Matheson and also the volunteer officials that
assisted in running the Whangamata Surf Boat Spectacular.
For more information, please contact:
Mike Lord, Sport Manager, Surf Life Saving New
Phone 0274 571 025