International Surf Rescue Challenge

Event Details

Thu 19 Sep - Sun 22 Sep
Onjuku Beach, Isumi District, Chiba, Japan, National
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<p>The competition is a gathering of the world's top lifesavers and originally started in 1939 as the Trans-Tasman Series between Australia and New Zealand. In 1999 South Africa joined the event and the Tri-Nations Challenge was formed. &nbsp;Since 2005 the event has grown and this year the participating countries are Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand, USA and Japan. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.4em;">The 2013 ISRC is being hosted by the Japan Lifesaving Association at Onjuku Beach in Chiba from September 19-23.&nbsp;</span> <span style="line-height: 1.4em;">Events include Ironman, surf race, surf ski, board relay, beach flags, beach sprints, tube rescue, beach relay and taplin relay.&nbsp;</span> <span style="line-height: 1.4em;">Surf Life Saving New Zealand is sending two teams- the New Zealand Team and the Under 20s, each comprising of six male and six female athletes. They depart for Japan next Monday, September 16.</span></p> <h3>Follow the team on social media</h3> <table border="0" style="width: 200px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="http://www.facebook.com/slsnzhp" target="_blank"><img width="60" height="60" src="/media/148514/facebook_60x60.jpg" alt="Facebook" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"/></a></td> <td><a href="http://www.twitter.com/slsnzhp" target="_blank"><img width="60" height="60" src="/media/148515/twitter_60x60.jpg" alt="Twitter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"/></a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://instagram.com/slsnzhp" target="_blank"><img width="60" height="60" src="/media/262053/instagramlogo.jpg" alt="Instagram"/></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="https://www.surflifesaving.org.nz/sport/high-performance/follow-us-online/" title="Follow us online">Don't have Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? You don't need to miss out you can check out the updates on our "Follow Us page".</a></p> <h5>Quick Links</h5> <ul> <li><a href="/media/262127/201309_internationalsurfrescuechallenge_japanv02.pdf" target="_blank">Download the full results here</a><span>&nbsp;(pdf, 136kb)</span></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.520787864664215.1073741842.200146836728321&amp;type=3" target="_blank">Check out the photos from test one racing on Facebook here...</a></li> <li><a style="line-height: 1.4em;" href="/sport/high-performance/isrc-nz-team-updates/" target="_blank">Click here to view the latest NZ Team updates on their blog.</a></li> <li><a href="#" title="2013 International Surf Rescue Teams">Click here to view the team members and their profiles&nbsp;</a></li> <li><a href="http://nz-sls-u20.blogspot.co.nz/" target="_blank">Click here to view the Under-20 blog (this is being run by the athletes themselves)</a></li> <li><a href="/media/262076/201309_isrceventprogram.pdf" target="_blank">View the event program here</a> (pdf, kb)&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h5>News articles</h5> <ul> <li>25 September 2013, <a href="/news/2013/september/kiwis-finish-on-a-high-note-at-isrc-in-japan/"> Kiwis finish on a high note at ISRC in Japan</a></li> <li>22 September 2013,&nbsp;<a href="/news/2013/september/kiwi-ironman-conquers-world-champ/" target="_blank">Kiwi ironman conquers world champ</a></li> <li>21 September 2013,&nbsp;<a href="/news/2013/september/veteran-sparks-kiwi-lifeguards-in-second-test/" target="_blank">Veteran sparks Kiwi lifeguards in second test</a></li> <li>19 September 2013,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.surflifesaving.org.nz/news/2013/september/halligan-heroics-help-kiwi-lifesavers-stay-in-touch/" target="_blank" title="Halligan heroics help Kiwi lifesavers stay in touch">Halligan heroics help Kiwi lifesavers stay in touch</a></li> <li>11 September 2013, <a href="/sport/news/details?f=2013/september/radiation-levels-in-japan/"> Radiation levels in Japan</a></li> <li>9 September 2013,&nbsp; <a href="/sport/news/details?f=2013/september/new-zealand-teams-gear-up-for-2013-international-surf-rescue-challenge/"> New Zealand teams gear up for 2013 International Surf Rescue Challenge</a></li> <li>2 September 2013,&nbsp; <a href="/sport/news/details?f=2013/september/clubbies-claim-three-medals-at-icf-canoe-sprint-world-championships-in-germany/"> Clubbies claim three medals at ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Germany</a></li> <li>2 September 2013,&nbsp; <a href="/sport/news/details?f=2013/september/injury-rules-natasha-hind-out-of-international-surf-rescue-challenge/"> Injury rules Natasha Hind out of International Surf Rescue Challenge</a></li> <li>5 July 2013,&nbsp; <a href="/sport/news/details?f=2013/july/international-surf-rescue-challenge-new-zealand-team-announced/"> International Surf Rescue Challenge New Zealand team announced</a></li> </ul> <h5>Competition Dates</h5> <div> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 20px;">Day 1 - Thursday 19 September 2013</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 20px;">Day 2 - Saturday 21 September 2013</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 20px;">Day 3 - Sunday 22 September 2013</span></li> </ul> <h5><span style="line-height: 20px;">Venue:&nbsp;</span> <span style="text-align: justify; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana; font-size: 10px;"> Onjuku Beach&nbsp;</span></h5> <p><span style="line-height: 20px;"><span>Onjuku beach is located on the east coast of Chiba Prefecture, east coast of Boso Peninsula.&nbsp;</span><br /> <span>In 1609, when a Spanish galleon, San Francisco ran aground Onjuku on a stormy day, it is told villagers all together went to rescue the crew, warmed them on bare skin, and generously cared them with clothes and food. For this action, 317 out of 373 crews saved their lives.</span><br /> <span>Onjuku beach hosts lifesaving national competitions almost every year, and lifesaving is locally well known.</span><br /> </span></p> <p>&nbsp;<img width="500" height="374" src="/media/148348/2013_isrc_onjukubeach_500x374.jpg" alt="2013_ISRC_Onjuku Beach"/></p> </div> Sport

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The competition is a gathering of the world's top lifesavers and originally started in 1939 as the Trans-Tasman Series between Australia and New Zealand. In 1999 South Africa joined the event and the Tri-Nations Challenge was formed.  Since 2005 the event has grown and this year the participating countries are Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand, USA and Japan.  The 2013 ISRC is being hosted by the Japan Lifesaving Association at Onjuku Beach in Chiba from September 19-23.  Events include Ironman, surf race, surf ski, board relay, beach flags, beach sprints, tube rescue, beach relay and taplin relay.  Surf Life Saving New Zealand is sending two teams- the New Zealand Team and the Under 20s, each comprising of six male and six female athletes. They depart for Japan next Monday, September 16.

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Competition Dates
  • Day 1 - Thursday 19 September 2013
  • Day 2 - Saturday 21 September 2013
  • Day 3 - Sunday 22 September 2013
Venue:  Onjuku Beach 

Onjuku beach is located on the east coast of Chiba Prefecture, east coast of Boso Peninsula. 
In 1609, when a Spanish galleon, San Francisco ran aground Onjuku on a stormy day, it is told villagers all together went to rescue the crew, warmed them on bare skin, and generously cared them with clothes and food. For this action, 317 out of 373 crews saved their lives.
Onjuku beach hosts lifesaving national competitions almost every year, and lifesaving is locally well known.

 2013_ISRC_Onjuku Beach