Blustery northerly winds battered competitors at the Second event of Northland Surfing Series held on Sunday 12th May at Forestry Beach, Mangawhai.
Strong northerly winds and a building 1.0-2.0m swell greeted the 40 odd young surfers competing in the event. Initially the contest briefing was held at Mangawhai Heads but with the deteriorating weather conditions it was decided to shift the event to the shelter of Forestry Beach to the south of Te Arai. Surfers taking part were representing various Northland Board Riders Club including Ocean Beach Boardriders, North Coast Boardriders and Mangawhai Junior Surfers.
Conditions were very challenging earlier in the day but as the tide filled in and swell built, some good waves were on offer.
Official Results – Event #2, 2019 Northland Clubs Junior Surfing Series
U12 Girls Division
1st – Indi-Lee Ruddell (NCB), 2nd Talia Da Silva (NCB), 3rd Emma Lay (Mangawhai), 4th Hollie Erceg-Gray (NCB)
U18 Girls Division
1st Trinity Smith (Mangawhai), 2nd Soarise O’Brien (Ocean Beach), 3rd Charlotte Taylor (NCB)
U12 Boys Division
1st Jesse Frazerhurst (MWH), 2nd Cohen Graham (OB), 3rd Taj Robinson (MWH), 4th Sam Frazerhurst (MWH), 5th Alex Burnett (NCB)
U14 Boys Division
1st Tai Erceg-Gray (NCB,) 2nd Izaak Hayes (OB), 3rd Kauai Rahui (NCB), 4th Carlos Donaldson (NCB)
U16 Boys Division
1st Thomas Charlesworth (OB), 2nd Jacob Buckle (NCB), 3rd Ari D’Anvers (OB), 4th Billy Whelan (MWH)
U18 Boys Division
1st Jacob Buckle (NCB) 2nd Ari D’Anvers (OB), 3rd Cory Vercoe (MWH) 4th Aiden Hayes (OB)
A huge thanks to Tawapou Coastal Natives for the trees that were given to each division winner along with amazing prizes from local businesses Threadbox, Trinity Swimwear, Fin Shui , Manga Wax and Bammas Surf and Leisure.