Reigning champions South Brighton put on some top performances over the weekend to retain their Southern Region Championship title.
The weekend saw around 200 athletes contest over 100 events at the largest of the South Island's senior surf competitions at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch.
The event has a proud history, attracting more than just regional athletes. This year's competitors came from as far North as Mairangi Bay on Auckland's North Shore.
Also mirroring last year's results, Dunedin's St Clair took second place on 155 points, while last year's fourth place-getters Sumner slipped into the bronze position with 121 points, comfortably ahead of Waimairi who took fourth place on 83 points.
Southern Region Programmes and Services Manager Scotty Roberts says some good weather over the weekend contributed to the event's success.
"The Southern Region Champs is always a major event as it's only a month away from the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships. Athletes are not only competing for regional honours, but they are using the event as an ideal competitive warm-up to the Nationals which will take place in Whakatane, he says.
South Brighton 180.5
St Clair 155
Spencer Park 34.5
New Brighton 31
North Beach 19
Taylors Mistake 19
Mount Maunganui 11
Kaka Point 5
Mairangi Bay 4
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