Me­mo­rial Con­test hon­ours surfers


Sand swept into the ocean as Orewa surfers took part in a Me­mo­rial Con­test to hon­our found­ing mem­bers who have died.

The Orewa Long­board Club held its in­au­gu­ral Me­mo­rial Con­test at Waipu Cove this month which at­tracted around 70 surfers aged from 11 to 67.

Club Pres­i­dent, Tom Kib­ble­white, said they chose Waipu Cove as it has close ties to the Orewa Club.

‘‘Our club is based in Orewa, but we surf all over Auckland and North­land.‘‘

On April 8 and 9, the con­test opened with a cer­e­mony.

‘‘Sand was brought from our past mem­bers’ lo­cal beaches and favourite surf spots, and were mixed to­gether in a sil­ver bowl. Fam­ily mem­bers of those who had died then placed a hand­ful of the sand into the surf.

‘‘The con­test rolled off with no hitches over the two days and we had a fan­tas­tic re­cep­tion from Waipu Cove res­i­dents who came down and sup­ported us.’’

David Storck came first in the Leg­ends 60+ event, Brian Young won the Grand Kahu­nas 50+ event and Win­nie Hooger­brugge came out on top in the Kahu­nas 40+ event.

Shelly Jones won the wom­ens di­vi­sion, Matt Newdick came first in the ju­niors and Tom Kib­ble­white took out the open class.


Bryan Young wins the 50 plus di­vi­sion.

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