‘Healthy rivalry’ on water
Titahi Bay hosted the Whitehorse Carnival, an invitational competition for all surf clubs across the region, on Sunday.
The local leg was the final of three events to see which of the country’s top surf lifesavers would win the Whitehorse Trophy.
Organiser Brent Harvey said there were some young up-and-coming athletes among the teams including Tyler Maxwell from Lyall Bay, who won the Ironman event, Danny McDowell from Titahi Bay who placed second in the Ironman, and Nikki Cox from Napier, who won the Ironwoman and women’s surf ski surf boat races.
Harvey said there was some stiff competition on the waves but it was all in good fun.
‘‘The whole day went really well we had fantastic weather. Paekakariki looks pretty good to win but the results are yet to be finalised.
‘‘ There’s always a healthy rivalry between Paekakariki and Lyall Bay.’’
The day’s events also included the boating leg of the Capital Coast Boat Championships. Titahi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club’s senior crew took out the open men’s section, while its under-19s boys and open girls crews also won their sections.
For full results visit: surflifesaving .org.nz.
Dash: The women making their way into the
Heading in: The men rush through the wake
near the end of the surf board event.