Northland's young surfers battled blustery northerly winds at the second event of Northland junior club surfing series on Sunday at Forestry Beach, Mangawhai.
Strong winds and a building 1m-2m swell greeted about 40 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, and Mangawhai Junior Surfers.
Results: (North Coast Boardriders/NCB, Ocean Beach Boardriders/OB, Mangawhai Junior Surfers/MWH)
Under-12 girls' division
1st – Indi-Lee Ruddell (NCB), 2nd Talia Da Silva (NCB), 3rd Emma Lay (Mangawhai), 4th Hollie Erceg-Gray (NCB)
Under-18 girls' division
1st Trinity Smith (MWH), 2nd Saoirse O'Brien (Oh), 3rd Charlotte Taylor (NCB)
Under-12 boys' division
1st Jesse Frazerhurst (MWH), 2nd Cohen Graham (OB), 3rd Taj Robinson (MWH), 4th Sam Frazerhurst (MWH), 5th Alex Burnett (NCB)
Under-14 boys' division
1st Tai Erceg-Gray (NCB,) 2nd Izaak Hayes (OB), 3rd Kauai Rahui (NCB), 4th Carlos Donaldson (NCB)
Under-16 boys' division
1st Thomas Charlesworth (OB), 2nd Jacob Buckle (NCB), 3rd Ari D'Anvers (OB), 4th Billy Whelan (MWH)
Under-18 boys' division
1st Jacob Buckle (NCB) 2nd Ari D'Anvers (OB), 3rd Cory Vercoe (MWH) 4th Aiden Hayes (OB)