St Clair successfully retained their title of top IRB club in the South Island at the BP Surf Rescue South Island Championships yesterday.
The Dunedin club finished on 60 points ahead of Christchurch's Sumner Surf Life Saving Club on 41. St Kilda took out the third club spot with 26 points.
Close to 100 athletes took part in the event that was to be held at Warrington Beach but, due to the conditions, was moved to the Northern end of Waikouaiti Beach.
This weekend's BP Surf Rescue South Island Champs was the next step in the pathway towards the BP Surf Rescue New Zealand Championships, AKA the national IRB champs, which will be held at Papamoa from April 2-3.
Overall club points:
1st St Clair 60
2nd Sumner 41
3rd St Kilda 26
4th Waikuku 6
5th Palmerston North 5
6th Spencer Park 4
7th Brighton 4
8th North Beach 3
9th Warrington 1
Overall grade placings:
1st St Clair A - Arthur Ibbotson and Angus MacKenzie
2nd St Clair B -Silas Kemp and Nelson Mears
3rd Waikuku - Aidan Duffy and Sjoerd Nolten
1st Sumner B - Sarah Truscott and Megan Keats
2nd St Clair A - Maysha Aherns ad Briar Taylor
3rd St Clair B - Heather Thompson and Mikayla Garforth
1st St Kilda A - Nic Brice and Jack Nicoll
2nd St Clair B - Scott Fraser and Niam Chronican
3rd St Clair C - Ossian Woods and Matthew Bradley
1st Sumner - George Thomas and Steven Parratt
2nd St Kilda - Nick Harwood and Justin Reid
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