Comfort for North Beach heading into final Surf Boat challenge

Posted by SLSNZ Media on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The North Beach Beavers can relax heading into the final round of the New Zealand Surf Boat Series at Piha this weekend.

They have had the perfect season so far, leading the open men's division with 60 points after the first three rounds that were held at Lyall Bay, Whangamata and Waihi.

And, as the first three places out of the four Surf Boat Series events count towards the final point scores, it means they have already won the Open Men's division.

The Red Beach Boomers will look to claim the second place medal with a good result this weekend, currently sitting on 46 points ahead of the Orewa Titans on 39 points.

The Big Wave Classic 'Day of Giants' will take place at Piha in West Auckland from 9am on Saturday.

The Muriwai Maine Coons are leading the open women's division with 46 points ahead of the Piha Black Pearls (40) and Paekakariki Rado in third (36).

Fresh from their test win against Australia at the 2016 ASRL Open Trans-Tasman challenge last week, the Titahi Bay Timders have claimed the Under 23 women's division having two wins and a second place under their belt. That puts them in a clear lead in their field and impossible to catch at round four this weekend.

The Whangamata Barrys lead the Under 23 men's while the Sunset Young Guns and Orewa Baby Blues lead the Under 19 men and women's respectively.

Westshore Red has a strong lead in the men's masters with 56 points, ahead of Fitzroy (20) and Omanu (18).

Surf Life Saving New Zealand Sport Manager Mike Lord says there has been some close racing in this year's series and the Piha Day of Giants will be the perfect end for the crews still fighting for a chance at the title this weekend.

For more information on the New Zealand Surf Boat Series, click here

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For more information, please contact:

Lisa Smith, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823
Email lisa.smith@surflifesaving.org.nz

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