Surf Life Saving New Zealand would like to announce a change in venues for the BP Surf Rescue New Zealand Championships in 2013 and 2014.
Following a national events bid process earlier this year the 2013 event was awarded to Whangamata. However, after this decision the major music event Beach Hop was scheduled in Whangamata for the same weekend.
After discussions with the organisations involved it is in the best interests of the event and participants to move the BP Surf Rescue New Zealand Championships to Waipu Cove in 2013.
Waipu Cove SLSC, who were due to host the event in 2014, have agreed to switch hosting with Whangamata SLSC. We recognise that this change in venues will impact on clubs who have made advance planning and accommodation bookings. Hopefully any bookings can also be switched with minimal problems.
2012/13 Waipu Cove 22 - 24 March 2013
2013/14 Whangamata 21 - 23 March 2014
Surf Life Saving New Zealand would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change and thank Waipu Cove SLSC and Whangamata SLSC for making this change possible.