Ocean’s 19 kicks off in Mount Maunganui

The premier U14 Surf lifesaving event sees 857 athletes from 45 clubs across New Zealand competing for honours in both beach events (sprints and flags) and ocean (swim and board) races. 

The first event of the day on Thursday was Beach Flags where Red Beach, Mt Maunganui and Maranui performed well in in both the male and female divisions.

The other finals for the first day of competition were in the Run Swim Run which saw great performances from the Omanu team with them winning three of the five age groups.

“We have been working to create a great team culture and have good coaching, management and support,” says Omanu’s head coach Scott Bartlett.

“The well performed Omanu team picked up 9 medals on the first day of competition.”

The home teams finished the day leading the medal table with Omanu leading 5 points ahead of Mt Maunganui.

Bartlett’s happy with his team “the team performed well, we worked as a team and got some great results – but there are still three more days to go”.

Oceans’ 19 continues tomorrow with sprint and board rescue events and concludes on Sunday.



U14 Male. Akira Gardiner, Red Beach 1, Jakob Currin, Red Beach 2, Logan Jenner, Waihi Beach 3.

U14 Female. Ellie Dinnison, NPOB 1, Annie Oneill, New Brighton 2, Riley Wood, Whangamata 3.

U13 Male. Thomas Richardson, Mt Maunganui 1, Max Reynolds, Maranui 2, Samuel Meikle-Horan, Maranui 3.

U13 Female. Lila Feasey, Maranui 1, Rosie Falcous, St Clair 2, Jodiesha Kirkpatrick, Midway 3.

U12 Male. Quinn Kirk, Maranui 1, Iraia Roberts, Westshore 2, Luke Morton, Omanu 3.

U12 Female. Rubi Hart, Waikanae 1, Monique Bartlett, Omanu 2, Billie Harwood, Red Beach 3.

U11 Male. Jerome Tamatea, Waikanae 1, Jackson Hill, Maranui 2, Ciaran Manning, Mt Maunganui 3.

U11 Female. Amelia Arthur, Wainui 1, Paige Rickard, Mt Maunganui 2, Grace Richardson, Omanu 3.



U14 Male. Mitchell Bark Riki, Mt Maunganui 1, Liam Shanahan, Mt Maunganui 2, Corbin Hooper, South Brighton 3.

U14 Female. Lucy Bartlett, Omanu 1, Jade Fairweather, St Clair 2, Zoe Crawford, Mairangi Bay 3

U13 Male. Larn Hamblyn-Ough, Mairangi Bay 1, Jacob Reeder, Mt Maunganui 2, Jasper Cornish, Red Beach 3.

U13 Female. Talitha McEwan, Papamoa 1, Amy McHardy, Lyall Bay 2, Bella Wansbrough, Fitzroy 3.

U12 Male. Jack McSweeney, Omanu 1, Leo Keaney, Omanu 2, Callum Gordon, East End 3.

U12 Female. Maddison Greetham, Omanu 1, Chloe Kapene, Waikanae 2, Monique Bartlett, Omanu 3.

U11 Male. Christopher Callebaut, Fitzroy 1, Fraser Walker, Omaha Beach 2, Charlie Shivnan, Omanu 3.

U11 Female. McKenzie Rowlands, East End 1, Charlie Keepa, Wainui 2, Grace Richardson, Omanu 3.

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