2017 Northern Region Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence

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2017 Northern Region Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence

Trust Waikato Sunset Beach Lifeguards attended the 2017 Northern Region Awards of Excellence on Saturday 12th August at Shed 10, Auckland.

MC for the night was Malcolm Beattie who did a great job of getting through the night and all the awards up for contention.  Sunset had finalist nominations for:

Competition Team of the year – Taylor Shrimpton, Jemima Ferrier and Eva Imrie
Outstanding Contribution to Power Craft – Shane Edwards
Coach of the Year – Shane Edwards

Sunset beach had the winning finalists for Competition Team of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to Power Craft.  Our very big congratulations and well deserved for all the hard work put in.  We applaud that your efforts were recognised and were obviously popular recipients.

We were also presented the Trophy for Northern Region IRB Champions and Carolyn Edwards was recognised for her contribution to surf lifesaving with a Service Award.

Once again an outstanding result for our club members and supporters.  Congratulations to the award recipients!
 

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Trust Waikato Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service - Notice of AGM

Please find attached the Notice of AGM andNomination form that is required to be filled in if you wish to nominate someone for a Board position at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM). The nomination form needs to be signed by the person you have nominated. If you would like a copy of the Position Descriptions so you can see what is involved for each position, please email the secretary with link below to receive a copy. 

Please be advised nominations close on Friday 11th August 2017.

These can be e-mailed directly to: malcolmb@parnellpartnersgroup.com or secretary@sunsetbeach.org.nz

Many Thanks

Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service

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Trust Waikato Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service Wins Top Club at Surf Life Saving NZ BP Surf Rescue Championships at Waipu Cove.

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Trust Waikato Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service Wins Top Club at Surf Life Saving NZ BP Surf Rescue Championships at Waipu Cove.

What a perfect way to end the season and retain the New Zealand Top Club Trophy for Surf Rescue.  Day two of the Surf Life Saving New Zealand BP Surf Rescue Championships saw Sunset securing 95 points to take the win from St Clair on 60 points.  Here is a link to Surf Lifesavings NZ media release: http://www.surflifesaving.org.nz/sport/news/details?f=2017/april/back-to-back-titles-for-bp-new-zealand-irb-championships-winner/

Trust Waikato Sunset Beach having been top club last season, were on show on TV 3 news hub on Saturday night, here is the link: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2017/04/surf-clubs-gunning-for-success-at-national-lifesaving-championships.html

Lewis Powell and Hogan Shrimpton were awarded the prestigious Arancia Trophy for Top Premier Team.  They also won the Housiaux Trophy for Premier Assembly and the Don Wright Cup for the Premier Single Rescue.  Shane and Mark Edwards missed out on the Top Premier Team by 1 point, what a close battle, the points could have swung either way.   This means Sunset Beach have the two top Premier teams in New Zealand.  What an achievement for our club.  Lewis and Hogan had 2 Gold and 1 silver medal.  Shane and Mark have 1 gold and two silver.  The two teams combined in the open teams race to win Silver medal, just piped at the post for some exciting racing.

Taylor Shrimpton retained her Top New Zealand Women’s Crew title with her crewman Jemima Ferrier.  This back to back win comes after a fantastic year of racing with new crewman Jemima.  Taylor and Jemima won 3 gold medals.  Robbie Shrimpton and Olivia Andrew won silver medal in the tube rescue and placed in another final.  This was their first year paired as a team and were well rewarded.

U21 Men had finals placings adding to the teams points.  Anton Baptist and Robert Graham earned silver medal in the Mass Rescue and stood on the podiemwith Judd Redmond and Jhett Hunt who won bronze.  Judd and Jhettalso won bronze in the Single rescue.

This back to back win feels one better than last year with our Premier Men’s teams stepping up and grabbing the title with excellent performances along with the Sunset women’s crews and other team points.  The win was never going to be a given with Sunset Beach on even points with St Clair after day 1. 

These were well deserved wins with hard work put into the training and management of these teams. Big ‘Thank you’ to Shane Edwards for all his hard work as coach and team captain.  Carolyn Edwards for her mangers role.  All the support crew Jonathan Ferrier, Steve Edwards, Jeff Shrimpton, Glennys Smith, Samantha Coughlan, Caitlin Stuart and Alex Stuart . The Officials, Robert Key and Roanne Gordan.  Our president Malcolm Beattie and the clubs committee have shown fantastic support.  There are many more who helped get these teams to best in New Zealand, we thank you all.

We would like to thank our sponsors Toyota Financial Services, Tuakau ITM, NZCT and Trust Waikato who have helped make this all possible.

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Sunset Beach Surf Boat Crews take National Titles at the  2017 TSB Bank New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships

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Sunset Beach Surf Boat Crews take National Titles at the 2017 TSB Bank New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships

Sunset Beach Surf Boat Crews take National Titles at the  2017 TSB Bank New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships held in Christchurch at New Brighton Beach, 17th - 19th March 2017

The Sunset Young Guns had superb conditions and weather at New Brighton to compete for the U19 Men’s Surf Boat Short Course and Long Course Titles. Having already earned the U19 Men’s NZ Surf Boat Series Gold Medal, they were hopeful to do well at Nationals.  The Sunset Hipsters were hot on their tales with Silver Medal for the U19 Men’s NZ Surf Boat Series.

The two teams from Sunset Beach have had an excellent year, trained hard and put in the hours on the Waikato River at Tuakau.  Their results at the Championships were outstanding.

The Sunset Young Guns are now the NZ U19 Men’s Surf Boat Champions. They performed well over their 5 races for each event and were awarded Gold medal for the Short Course and Gold for the Long Course.  The Sunset Hipsters chased hard and were awarded Silver medal in both the Short and Long Course events.  This made it a clean sweep for the Sunset Beach crews.

Ted Marsh (Coach and Sweep for the Young Guns) was immensely proud, “We had quite a bit of nerves going into Nationals.  It’s taken 5 years of dedication from this young team who started rowing at 14 years old to get to this standard to win the Gold Medals.  Last year we settled for Silver but were determined that wasn’t going to happen this year.  The wins were popular with the crowd with most of the boaties present at the ceremony having watched this team improve over the years.  A huge cheer went up, congratulating them on their win”.

The Sunset Hipsters with Mikey Waldegrave as Sweep had an excellent performance to earn the silver medals.  This being only their second year of rowing, we figure there must be a good amount of friendly rivalry between these two teams to enhance performance to do well.

Picture:  Sunset Young Guns on the podiem in first place with Sunset Hipsters in second

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North Island BP Surf Rescue Champions

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North Island BP Surf Rescue Champions

Sunset Beach Lifeguards Defended their title for Top Club.  Tough day out... with 87 points for Sunset and 71 points for Papamoa, Sunset Beach retained their North Island BP Surf Rescue Champions Title.  The annual event drew in 144 entries in the form of 63 crews from 12 different clubs around the country, including locals East End, Fitzroy, New Plymouth Old Boys and Opunake.  In flat conditions but some tough starting positions, Sunset earned 6 gold medals, 4 silver medals, 1 bronze medal. These were spread across U21 Men, Women, Open Men’s and Premier grades.

Taylor Shrimpton and crewman Jemima Ferrier won all their races, 3 Gold medals and were most consistent of the 11 women’s crews competing on the day.

Brothers Shane and Mark Edwards with patient Samantha-Jane Harding earned Gold in the final of the Premier men’s Assembly Rescue final taking on the elite of IRB racing.  Lewis Powell and Shane Edwards then combined to win Gold in the Tube Rescue for the Premier Men’s final after Mark Edwards was injured.

Senior Men’s team won gold in the Senior Men’s Tube Rescue (Jacob Pullen, Joshua Andrews and S J Harding) and with two Silver Medals were a real threat to some seasoned racers in their events.

In the U21 Men’s we had two teams competing.  Judd Redmond, Jhett Hunt, (Patients: Olis Fruh, SJ Harding, Carla Janse Van Resburg) won Silver in the Mass rescue.    Both teams have promise for the NZ Champs early April.

“It’s really great, we are feeling really good because it was touch and go for a while, with Papamoa right on our tails, so that kept us honest and working hard”, Shane Edwards.

Hard day at the office with Single Resues finals being cancelled for the day due to low tide.  Crews now have six weeks to build up to the 2017 BP Surf Rescue New Zealand Championships which are set to be held at Waipu Cove in Northland from April 1-2.

"We're sure to see these, and other crews from around the country, battle it out to become New Zealand's top IRB club," Event Manager, Todd Velvin

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Sunset Beach U19 Surf Boat Crew - North Island Champions

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Sunset Beach U19 Surf Boat Crew - North Island Champions

Trust Waikato Sunset Beach Lifeguard's had 2 x U19 Men's Surf Boat crews competing at the North Island Surf Boat Champs held at Waihi Beach 5th and 6th February. The Sunset Young Guns won the Gold Medal and are now the U19 North Island Champs. This was also part of the NZ Surf Boat Series so the win assured them of Gold Medal for the NZ Surf Boat Series. With Piha Big Wave to go in two weeks time on the 18th February, the Sunset Hipsters have to wait and compete to retain 2nd position in the series. Day two was the NZ Regional Surf Boat Challenge. Four regions competed for the trophy with Sunset Young Guns representing Northern Region U19 mens and Sunset Hipsters rowing for the Central Region. Northern Region retained their title winning gold and the trophy. Central Region were 4th.

Champion of Champions was then held with 24 teams competing for a position in the A, B and C grade final. Sunset Young Guns and Sunset Hipsters made the A grade final. The Sunset Young Guns with some awesome rowing came 2nd overall and Sunset Hipsters 5th. This was competing against senior teams.

Ted Marsh was proud of the performance of the teams. "Good performance all round by the Sunset Young Guns and Sunset Hipsters. Sunset Young Guns holding onto their NZ Title in the NZ Surf boat series and Hipsters in second place till Piha Big wave is testament to how these guys are rowing". "They represented their Regions well and have a huge respect amongst the senior teams as up and coming rowers. Sunset Beach can be proud of these young men!"

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"Golden Day" for Sunset Beach - Northern Region IRB Champs

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"Golden Day" for Sunset Beach - Northern Region IRB Champs

Sunset Beach retained their title on January 14th 2017 with 8 teams competing. Loads of photos to check out... everyone was busy and conditions were flat and great for some close finishing. Thank you to the officials at the event today and the supporters who came along to watch. 13 Golds 6 Silver 5 Bronze There were 13 gold medals available and Sunset won them all.  Click on this link to go to our facebook page for more photos...

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Toyota Financial Services Sponsors New Rescue Vehicle

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Toyota Financial Services Sponsors New Rescue Vehicle

Trust Waikato Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service
Celebrating Success

On Saturday 10th December, our club had an opportunity to celebrate the success of the past season as the ‘Top Club’ in New Zealand for Surf Rescue (Inflatable rescue boats) and also the success of our U19 Surf Boat Crews at National Level.

Having just been sponsored by Toyota Financial Services a new multipurpose rescue vehicle, we invited Chris Stark, Marketing & Insurance Manager for Toyota Financial Services and Waikato District Councilor, Jacqui Church to an event held to acknowledge this sponsorship and launch the rescue vehicle to the public.  Trust Waikato Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service are very appreciative of this 3 year sponsorship and the support that goes with itThe season last year for us was huge.  The club had major success as a small club competing against the giants of Surf Life Saving clubs in New Zealand and we would like to acknowledge their success and the heart from which our club operates. 

We have shifted the communications tower twice in one year, the decision to retreat by the council and the erosion problems are something our lifeguards deal with every weekend and acknowledge the communities awareness and support.  Our president Malcolm Beattie has also been recently elected as President of the Northern Region Surf Life Saving. We are sure the Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service and the Northern Region is in good hands going forward.  Click on this link to go to our facebook page for more photos...

 

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Malcolm Beattie - Elected President Surf Life Saving Northern Region

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Malcolm Beattie - Elected President Surf Life Saving Northern Region

We wish to congratulate Malcolm on his new appointment.  Last night at the Surf Life Saving Northern Region AGM, he was elected as President for a term of 2 years. 

Malcolm gives a significant contribution in all aspects of Surf Life Saving with his vast experience, leadership skills and dedication.  We are sure this will benefit SLSNR and its Associate Clubs.

Well done Malcolm.

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Top Club 90 Mile IRB Classic Challenge 2016

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Top Club 90 Mile IRB Classic Challenge 2016

On Saturday 10th September Sunset Beach Lifeguards competed in the 90 Mile Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Classic.  For the third year in a row they were the top club out of 14 from all over New Zealand.  This is a really hard, physically challenging and gruelling race.

Starting at Scott’s point the boats travel parallel to the shore and within the surf break, to the first rally point, Matapia Island.  Usually the teams drive out and around the Island but the seas were too big this year, so they did a loop back to the start then travelled to the second rally point at the Bluff.

At the Bluff, they have to pick up their boats and carry them across the sand spit, 500m, refuel and then travel to the third rally point, Huketere.  Here, two of the crew run 2km to the top of the hill, the third refuels then they travel to the 4th rally point, Waipapakauri.  While one crew member refuels for the third time, the other two carry the motor (in some cases just one person carries it) around a check point and then back to the boat. The teams then travel to the finish.

Following the teams along the beach are the support crews with the petrol for refuelling, tools in case they break down and in some cases a spare motor.

The teams would like to thank all of the support crews, the Sunset Beach Lifesaving Club for their support and the coach and team captain Shane Edwards. “The crews have trained all winter and have got the rewards for their hard work.  With the volunteer lifeguard season starting Labour weekend, our crews are well ready to face the upcoming summer, saving lives on the beach”, Shane Edwards

Sunset Beach Results

1st The Milk Men - Lewis Powell, Josh Andrews and Finbar Culley                    2:32:13                           2nd Sunset A - Shane Edwards, Mark Edwards and Hogan Shrimpton             2:32:32                         4th Wet Wedges - Taylor Shrimpton, Jacob Pullen and Mikey Waldegrave     2:50:46                           13th Are We There Yet - Glen Richards, Anton Baptist and Flynn Avery           3:14:52

Club Points
Sunset Beach                       431
Bethels Beach                      224
Mairangi Bay                        160
St Clair                                     126
Brighton                                 116
Omaha                                    86
Kariaotahi                              85
Far North                               80
Worser Bay                           75
United North Piha              60
Otaki                                        58
New Plymoth Old Boys    52
Piha                                          34
Opunake                                3

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Sunset Beach LGS - 2016 AGM

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Sunset Beach LGS - 2016 AGM

The Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service held it’s 57th AGM on Sunday 7th August at the Sunset Beach LGS Club Rooms.

The meeting was well attended by current members, life members and the Waikato District Council Mayor, Allan Sanson.  Malcolm Beattie OBE, president of Sunset Beach LGS, chaired the meeting and was voted in as President for the 2016 – 2017 season.

Malcolm Beattie was proud to report on a very successful season 2015/16 with high standards that ensure the community and wider general public have a safe ocean experience at Sunset Beach.

 

  • For 6 consecutive years we recorded 100% efficiency audits for patrolling standards. Lifeguards completed 12 rescues, 18 First Aids, 25 Searches and 2,040 preventative Actions outside the flagged area involving 7,513 persons.  Lifeguards worked 4,746 hours during the 2015-2016 season.
  • Our IRB competitors had an outstanding season winning Northern and National titles.  Sunset Beach is now recognised throughout New Zealand as a leader in the field of IRB racing and rescue operations.
  • Sunset Beach U19 Men’s Surf Boat Rowers continue to impress coming top in the NZ Surf Boat Series and Representing Northern Region in the NZ Surf Boat Challenge.
  • The club has completed a feasibility study for a proposed new building project.  Plans have been approved for new club rooms.  We will now move to stage two which includes a wider ranging feasibility study, engineering reports and consultancy with the Port Waikato community. 

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Sunset Beach LGS moves Tower

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Sunset Beach LGS moves Tower

Prominent for the lifeguards and the community this week was the moving of the Lifeguard communications tower to the rear of the carpark next to our club rooms.  It has only taken 1 year since the tower was moved from it’s previous position.  As per the Waikato Regional Council’s directive, the decision is to retreat.  Storms over the last two months have caused major damage to the front of Sunset Beach and around main access areas, causing the total loss of the bottom car park. 

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2016 Aussie Champs

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2016 Aussie Champs

Australian IRB Championships 2016 – Mollymook Beach Australia

Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service had 3 teams head to Mollymook Beach, Australia to compete in the Australian IRB Chammpionships 2016.

Competition started on Friday 22nd July at 11.30 after the Interstate competition and then all day Saturday and Sunday.

Teams – Shane and Mark Edwards (Open Men’s), Lewis Powell and Hogan Shrimpton (Open Men’s), Taylor Shrimpton and Izzy lempriere (Open Women’s). Lola Key (patient)

Competing in events:
Open Men (133 crews entered) 16 x Heats, 2nd round heats, ¼ finals, semi finals, finals – 9 lanes per heat, 4 go through to next round
1. Tube Rescue Mass Rescue
2. Surf Rescue
3. Mass Rescue
4. Male Teams Rescue

Open Women (75 crews entered)
1. Tube Rescue
2. Mass Rescue
3. Surf Rescue

Best Results for Sunset:   Taylor and Izzy 7th place out of 9 in final of Women's Mass rescue. Well done team.  Shane, Mark, Lewis and Hogan 5th in semi final of Open Teams Race.  Did not progress to final.  Great results and experience.

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Sunset Beach wins 6 Awards at the Northern Region Surf Lifesaving Awards of Excellence

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Sunset Beach wins 6 Awards at the Northern Region Surf Lifesaving Awards of Excellence

The Northern Region Surf Lifesaving Awards of Excellence were held last night 25th June at Shed 10, Auckland.  The event was well attended by 20 lifeguards from Sunset Beach and MC’d by Malcolm Beattie.

The night rolled on with many well deserving lifesavers, competitors, surf clubs, volunteers and officials recognised for their outstanding contributions and dedication to Surf Lifesaving.

Sunset Beach was nominated for 5 awards, Winners of Northern Region IRB Competition Title and 4 Service Awards.  We were not disappointed, winning the nominations:

Outstanding Contribution to Junior Surf – Joanne Hobson
Coach of the Year – Shane Edwards
Outstanding Contribution to Power Craft – Shane Edwards
Competition Team of the Year – Womens IRB Racing team and National Champions – Taylor Shrimpton, Robbie Shrimpton and Robert Graham
Volunteer of the Year – Joanne Hobson
Northern Region IRB Champions – Sunset Beach

Service Awards: Warren Edwards, Terry Wyllie, Joanne Hobson, Shane Edward. What an outstanding result for a very successful year for Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service.  Well done to the award recipients and the support behind them!

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2016 Waikato District Youth Awards - Shane Edwards Wins the Kia Kaha Award

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2016 Waikato District Youth Awards - Shane Edwards Wins the Kia Kaha Award

Sunset Beach lifegaurds attended the Annual Waikato District Youth Awards for contribution to the Community for 12 - 24 year olds.

Shane Edwards and Robert Graham were Finalists for the Kia Kaha Award. 'Young People who have contributed in meaningful ways to their community'.

Shane Edwards was the winner of the Kia Kaha Award and Robert Graham a runner up. Congratulations to you both. Well deserved nominations and a huge asset to our community. Read Shane's Nomination below:

Shane Edwards joined our club in 2004 as a junior guard. He has risen through the ranks of our volunteer lifesaving club and in this time he has contributed significantly to the community of Port Waikato. He has trained a large number of local guards to become proficient as rescue boat crews and as patrolling members. This year alone he has trained two rescue boat (IRB) instructors and supervised the training of 15 crewmen and 15 drivers.

The community has benefited by his input as the beach is a safe place for the community family's to recreate over the summer period. He has been involved in a number of very high profile rescue missions and is a member of the Port Waikato region after hours patrol. All of this work is carried out voluntarily.

He sets a very high example for other lifeguards to follow and is held in high regards by the people of Port Waikato. He has been recognised by the Northern Region and the NZ Surf Lifesaving Association as a leader in his highly specialised area of life guarding expertise.

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Robert has been nominated by the Onewhero Area School for his contributions as a Year 12 sports leader at Onewhero Area School, member of the sunset beach surf lifesaving club at Port Waikato and coach of the Onewhero Area School Basketball Team.

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Op Shop Ball - Event of the Year

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Op Shop Ball - Event of the Year

The Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service - Op Shop Ball was the Fundraising Event of the year! It was a real celebration for the end of a fantastic year for Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service and their competition teams. The silent auction was a huge success with 16 items up for auction, a big thank you to all our bidders and winners. To the sponsors and donors of the fabulous auction items, we really appreciate your efforts. 

To Christine Poole and her team of organisers, what a fabulous job you all did. Karen, the decorations were stunning and so was your dress. Congratulations for Best Dress.

The Band - Split Second had everyone hopping, welcome to Port Waikato and we hope you'll be there next year. 

We're sure those who attended are still buzzing from this very successful/special event. Well done to all!

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NZ BP Surf Rescue Championships, Top Club

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NZ BP Surf Rescue Championships, Top Club

It was 'rent a crowd' at Papamoa with all the supporters from Port Waikato at the Champs to watch our teams compete.  

Trust Waikato Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service can be proud of our young achievers who were awarded the BP Trophy for Top Club at the NZ BP Surf Rescue Championships at Papamoa, April 2nd and 3rd, 2016.  With 39 Points, Sunset were clear winners with nearest Papamoa and East End on 22 Points.  Check out the Podiem photo with the team singing Shane Edwards Happy Birthday, what a prize to win for your Birthday, well done Shane!

Hogan Shrimpton and Lewis Powell were awarded Top NZ Senior Men's Crew with Gold medal for Mass Rescue which gives them entry into the Premier Grade 2017, Silver medal for Assembly Rescue and Bronze Medal for Single Rescue.

Sisters, Taylor and Robbie Shrimpton stole the show in the women's competition and were awarded Top NZ women's crew.  Winning Gold Medals in the Assembly Rescue, Tube rescue and Mass Rescue, they narrowly missed a 4th gold medal in the Single Rescue coming home for Silver.

The U21 Men's competition was fierce but for their first Nationals Jacob Pullen and Joshua Andrews stood up to be counted and were awarded Gold medal in the Single Rescue, Silver medal in the Assembly Rescue and Bronze medal in the Tube Rescue.

Premier Grade was tough but Shane and Mark Edwards expected that.  Made finals, took away Bronze Medal in the Mass Rescue for some very close racing and with the help of Lewis Powell and Hogan Shrimpton were awarded Bronze medal in the Open Teams Race.

Well done to Glen Richards, Anton Baptist, Judd redmond and Jhett Hunt for it only being their second competition and doing as well as you all did. Medals will be coming you way every soon - look forward to 2017.

To the patients, managers, officials and behind the scenes workers a big 'Thank you'.  

Shane has the last say 'To the team well done I can't say how proud I am with how well we all did!'

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Sunset Beach Lifeguards Club Champs

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Sunset Beach Lifeguards Club Champs

Trust Waikato Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service Club Champs were held 26th March 2016

Club Champs were a load of fun and well competed this year.  With record numbers attending, credit goes to all the gear on hand recently maintened, 1 dozen paddle boards seen going west in the men's paddle board comp.  Clubbies competed in Beach Sprints, Beach relays, Beach Flags, Paddle Board and Swim.

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NZ Surf Life Saving Surf Boat Championships

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NZ Surf Life Saving Surf Boat Championships

Sunset Young Guns - Two Silver Medals - Ohope Beach 20th March 2016

Sunset Young Guns were so close to a Gold medal with 1st equal in the u19 Surf Boat Long Course event at Ohope Beach. Only countback gave Titahi Bay the Gold. Sunset Young Guns were however presented Gold for their efforts in the NZ Surf Boat Series and the Hipsters received a bronze medal. Huge effort for the Hipsters considering first year rowing together.

The Sunset Young Guns earned Silver Medal in the Short and Long Course events in very testing conditions that at times had us wondering if they were going to cancel racing in the afternoon. Congratulations to Ted and Mikey who kept the boys safe with some amazing sweeping of the boats out to the bouys and back. Check out photos from the event on our facebook page.

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