The 2020 Surf Club Nationals were held recently in Gisborne, with Westlake students representing two local clubs.
Mairangi Bay SLSC
Four students (three of whom are pictured top) represented Mairangi Bay SLSC. Zoe Crawford received the U16 Champion Female Athlete Plaque from NZ Surf Lifesaving. Her results were: U16 NZ Champion (Run/Swim/Run; Surf Race and Board Rescue), Silver (U16 Surf Teams Race and U16 Tube Rescue). Isla Brain; Silver (Tube Rescue and Surf Teams Race). Lily Redford; Silver (Surf Teams Race). Tara Vaughan; Silver (Tube Rescue).
Red Beach SLSC
Three of our students (pictured left) represented Red Beach SLSC. The students competed in the U-16 age group with 90 competitors from around New Zealand.
Results were: Kate Rogers; Silver (Ski Race), Bronze (Board Race) and Bronze (Iron Woman Race). Ella Butler; Bronze (Ski Race). Katrina Hall; Bronze (Flags). Kate, Ella and Katrina also received a Bronze in the Tube Rescue Swim. Lastly, Kate and Ella (along with another team mate) won Gold in the U-16 Taplin Relay.