Merry Christmas to all of our members and subscribers!
Foxton Lifeguard Development Weekend | Foxton Surf Life Saving Club currently only has a small number of surf lifeguards so these development weekends have been designed to assist Foxton SLSC provide surf life guarding services and protect their community in the water.
Nine lifeguards from Titahi Bay recently participated in the first Surf Lifeguard Development Weekend at Foxton Beach. Surf lifeguards also had the opportunity to upskill in inflatable rescue boats, undertake scenario training, and utilise Foxton SLSC’s award winning water surveillance camera.
Congratulations to Ben Strombom who was awarded Lifeguard of the Weekend and to all of the lifeguards who attended. Let Nick know if you would like to attend the next Development Weekend on the 11-12 February 2017.
New Zealand Surf Boat Series: Round 1 | The series kicked off this month with over 30 crews from around the country racing at Titahi Bay. While there was very little surf action for competitors and spectators alike, Titahi Bay did turn on some stunning weather and the long-course races were enjoyed by all. The next round of the series is at Whangamata on the 2nd January.
Open Men - 2nd | Titahi Bay Dragonz (Wil McDowell, Jono Boyd, Tim Marsden, Brett Hamer, Jordan Tyrrell, Kyle Lang).
Open Women - 3rd | Titahi Bay Timders (Tim Marsden, Georgia McLaren, Tracey Mills, Kathryn Kinvig, Tessa McPherson).
U19 Women - 1st | Titahi Bay InTIMidators (Tim Marsden, Sarah Talbot, Keely Saunders, Luisa Stillwell, Alex Coupe, Maya Stillwell, Rosie Darrah).
A big thank you to all of the clubbies who helped out with the event, whether you were behind the scenes, out on the water or helped with the clean up it was hugely appreciated!
Surf Safety Videos | tune in to the Titahi Bay Facebook page every week for a beach conditions video providing you with a summary of the conditions at Titahi Bay for the whole weekend. These great videos are released on Friday evenings and offer advice on when the best times to swim are, the weather and the predicted surf conditions.
Junior Surf Zone
A huge Merry Christmas to all of our Nipper families from the Junior Surf Team! Stay safe at the beach this summer and keep an eye on your inbox for more information about getting back into it in the New Year!
Regional Lifeguard | paid lifeguard services will be running at Titahi Bay from 19 December to 27 January. Lifeguards will be on patrol from 11:30am to 6:00pm every weekday. If you're taking gear out while the club is open, please make sure that you look after it and give it a clean when you're finished with it.
2017 Competitions | please get your entries for these competitions to Margaret or the junior surf coordinators. Download a copy of our 2016/2017 Sport Calendar.
Central Regional Champs - 14 January 2017 (Waimarama) NZ Representative Challenge - 15 January 2017 (Waimarama) Central Regional Junior Champs - 21 January 2017 (Oakura) Riversdale Carnival - 22 January 2017 (Riversdale) Eastern Region Champs - 28-29 January 2017 (Main Beach, Mt Maunganui) Oceans'17 - 2-5 March 2017 (Main Beach, Mt Maunganui) Nationals - 16-19 March 2017 (New Brighton). If you are intending on attending Nationals this year you MUST let Margaret know as soon as possible for accommodation purposes.
In the Spotlight | Chloe, Ben & Toby
Meet Chloe Crowe, Ben Strombom and Toby Devine, some of Titahi Bay's newest lifeguard recruits. These guys have had their lifeguard awards for just over a month now and have already clocked up a considerable amount of patrol hours between them. All three attended the recent Foxton Development Weekend and it looked like they had a great time!
Age: 14(all) School: Wellington Girls College (Chloe), Aotea College (Toby), Tawa College (Ben). Favourite NZ beach?
The Mount (Ben), Castlepoint (Toby), Titahi Bay (Chloe). Sporting hero?
Kanoa Igarashi (Toby), Simone Biles (Chloe), Cory Hutchings (Ben). Words to live by?
"You will never know until you try!"
"Take one step at a time"
"More the miles more the smiles" What did you most enjoy while training to be a lifeguard?
Meeting lots of new people (Chloe)
Swimming in surf (Ben) What’s something you aspire to be?
Police or Westpac Helicopter (Toby)
To have a career that helps people or keep people safe (Chloe) What is the best advice you have been given?
Live your life while it last (Toby)
Ask questions you won't look stupid because you are asking to expand your knowledge (Chloe)
Back yourself (Ben) Something people might not know about you?
I have a fraternal twin sister (Chloe)
I want to learn how to sweep a surf boat...(Toby)
I want to be a farmer (Ben) Looking forward to this season?
Becoming a better lifeguard (Toby)
Helping people keep safe and making new friends! (Chloe)
Clubbies, we want to see how far and wide our togs can go this summer! Snap a pic of you in your club togs at your holiday destination and send them through to us via our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram or use #titahibayonholiday
Members |Remember that it is everyone's responsibility to keep the club and facilities clean and safe. Mop up after yourself, get rid of your rubbish and make sure that the windows are closed and the building is alarmed when you leave it.
Club Merchandise | We have a large variety of merchandise available for financial members to purchase. Contact Jenna Middleton for more information about merchandise and uniform this season. Club Togs are now heavily reduced! We have limited sizes in stock so get in quick - girls/women's now $20, boys/men's now $20.