The 2023 Annual Surfboat Carnival Wrap

By Michael King

  • Our annual Surfboat carnival was held last Saturday, 11.11.2023.
  • A typical challenging Newport shore break to start the day settled down as the tide dropped, the building nor’easter made for hard work heading to sea but an exciting run home.
  • It was a good win for our open women, Thunder, in their first start after having last season off.
  • It was a big day, and effort from all the rowers setting up and packing up, busy all day.
  • Megan and Mark Hayward, and Bernie Howard played their important roles as officials.
  • Thanks to Lily Tancred and our excellent first aiders, Matt Edwards and the IRB team, for setting the cans, ensuring water safety and bringing all the gear in.
  • Thanks also to Guyren Smith, Liam Taurins and Jess Menzies, who were there all day, ready to help out if required.
  • Another successful day and a great club effort.
  • The featured image is of the Thunder punching through the shore break. Photo credit: Nic Long
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