Surf Lifesaving National Championships

Our Westlake students had some amazing results at the Surf lifesaving national competition held in New Brighton, Christchurch on 9th – 12th March. Beautiful sun and some of the biggest waves in Nationals history (4-6 foot) made conditions very challenging but it was great to be there after the event being cancelled for the last three years due to Covid.

Zoe Crawford, Michaela Pocock and Kacie Eagle represented Mairangi Bay proudly.

Zoe Crawford continued her great season and gained Gold in the open Taplin which consists of one Ski paddler, one Board paddler and a swimmer. Gold in the U19 double ski, silver in the U19 ironwoman (Board/Ski/Swim), Bronze open surf teams, Bronze U19 Surf Race and Bronze in the U19 Run/Swim/Run.

Michaela Pocock also continued her hot form on the beach this season and achieved gold in the U19 Beach sprint racing in the age group above hers, Gold in the U17 beach relay along with Kacie Eagle, Bronze in the U17 Beach flags, Bronze in the U19 Beach relay, Bronze U17 Beach sprint.

Photos: Zoe getting the open women’s Taplin trophy with her teammates, Michaela and Kacie after their win in the U17 beach relay and Michaela in action in the beach sprint.