On the crest of a wave

Young Otago surf life-savers. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
Young Otago surf life-savers. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
Young Otago surf life-savers did well at the Oceans 2019 event, the national junior championships for surf life-savers,  in Mount Maunganui last week.

With more than 1000 competitors lining up and some big teams from the North Island, six athletes from clubs in Dunedin managed to win medals.

The talented group of Otago life-savers, pictured at St Clair Beach this week, are  (back, from left) Jade Fairweather (14), Sam Stedman (14),  Sophie Matahaere
(13), (front, from left) Alexis Owen (10), Charlotte Aburn (10) and Rosie Falcous (12). 

Sophie, of the St Clair club, won gold in the under-13 girls board race. Rosie (St Clair) won silver in the under-13 girls board race and Jade (St Clair) won  silver in the
under-14 girls run-swim-run. 

Warrington club lifesaver Alexis won silver in the under-11 boys diamond race.

Sam (St Clair) won bronze in the under-14 boys diamond race and Charlotte won bronze in the under-11 girls diamond race. St Clair finished 15th in the club rankings, while Bay of Plenty club Omanu Beach won  the overall title.

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