St Clair SLSC reclaim Southern Regional Champs title

Posted by Georgia McLaren on Monday, February 27, 2017

St Clair SLSC athletes put on some top performances over the weekend to regain the overall Southern Regional Championship title.

The weekend saw around 240 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 Red Beach on Auckland's North Shore, Tauranga's Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service and Napier's Westshore SLSC .

Last year's result was flipped with South Brighton taking out second place behind St Clair.  Brighton from Dunedin had some great results and had their best year to date at the event with a strong showing in third place, closely followed by Spencer Park and Taylors Mistake in fourth and fifth respectively 

Southern Region Sport Manager Scotty Roberts says "the event was held in stunning weather and surf conditions on Saturday followed by wet and testing conditions on Sunday.  The full range of conditions to the event's success."

"The Southern Regional Champs is always a major event as it's only a month away from the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships that are being held at New Brighton Beach, Christchurch for the first time since 2004. Athletes are not only competing for regional honours, but they are using the event as an ideal competitive warm-up to the Nationals." he says.

Click here to see full results, click here for images from the event

Overall Club Points:

1st

St Clair

218.00

2nd

South Brighton

140.50

3rd

Brighton

73.50

4th

Spencer Park

56.00

5th

Taylors Mistake

55.00

6th

Sumner

54.00

7th

Waimairi

52.00

8th

Mt Maunganui

23.00

9th

St kilda

17.00

10th

Waikuku

14.00

11th

Waimarama

10.00

12th

North Beach

6.00

13th

Red Beach

3.00

14th

Kaka Point

2.00

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