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!'