For the first time, Orewa Beach is the destination for New Zealand Surf Life Saving's U14 National Championship, the largest junior competition on the calendar.
Last year's event saw 898 entries from 46 Surf Life Saving Clubs around New Zealand from as far North as Waipu Cove to as far South as St Clair in Dunedin. Competitors must belong to a Surf Life Saving Club, & are our future Life Guards.
At the event athletes will compete in age categories from under 11 up to under 14 in individual events such as beach sprints, beach flags, run-swim-run, surf race and board races. Some will also take part in team events such as beach relays, 2 kilometre beach relays, board relays, tube rescues and board rescues. The top 3 placed athletes receive medals and points are issued for first, second and third placings which go towards and overall points score for the title and honour of top club overall for the event.