4 young members of the local Mangawhai Board Riders Club (MBR) excelled in the 3 event series which finished at Ahipara in challenging conditions at Ahipara earlier this month.

Louie Smith (pictured) placed first in the Boys Under 18’s

Alana Thrasyvoulou placed first in the girls division

Robyn Turnbull 2nd in the Girls division

Ryan “squid” Renall placed 2nd in the under Boys Under 14’s division.

Congratulations to all of you on a great result from Aotearoa Surf School .

All four will be training hard between now and 10-14 October when the National Scholastics championships will be held at Ahipara in New Zealand’s far north.

The National Scholastic Surfing Championships are the pinnacle of junior surfing in New Zealand. The annual event is held at a different location each year. Twelv