New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Championships

22 Mar

We are exceptionally proud of our Senior Surf Sport Athletes who competed hard out at the recent New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Championships at Mount Maunganui.

The racing schedule meant some of our athletes raced in 10 or more individual and team events a day from heats through to finals. Courses were long, and on some of the days there were no waves on offer to help with the haul back to shore.

The whole team can be very proud of their achievements with many personal goals met. A huge thanks to Coach Jake Cowdrey for his commitment to this group of young athletes.

Thanks to all of our Pāpāmoa officials, water safety and first aid volunteers. Without you this wouldn’t be possible.

Nationals Podium Results:


U15 Male Surf Race - Oliver Pepers

U15 Male Run Swim Run – Oliver Pepers

U15 Female 2km Run – Sophia Maltai-Spence


U17 Female 2k Run – Trelise Chote

U15 Male 2km Run – Luke Gillbanks

U15 Diamond - Oliver Pepers

U17 Female Surf Teams - Isobella Davoren, Trelise Chote, Amelie Perason, Jessica Pilbrow


U15 Male Beach Sprints – Luke Gillbanks

U17 Female Tube Rescue – Isobella Davoren, Trelise Chote, Maddi Greetham, Georgia Davoren

U17 Male Surf Teams - Zac Cairns, Ryan Bevin, James Whittaker, Oliver Pepers

U17 Female Ski Relay - Trelise Chote, Georgia Davoren, Amelie Pearson

U17 Male Taplin - Oliver Pepers, Fergus McHardy, Zac Cairns

Photo credit: Clare Pepers