It’s the first time that Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club has entered a team in the 90 Mile Classic IRB Challenge.
The event took place last weekend, on September 16, and includes not only racing an inflatable rescue boat (IRB) in big surf but also running with it over a sandspit.
The crew of four, the oldest aged 19, trained for around a month at Orewa Beach but expected the conditions at 90 Mile Beach to be challenging.
The course begins at Scott’s Point and finishes at Ahipara; the event is held every year and is open to all surf lifesaving clubs. This year a total of 37 crews are taking part.
Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club has competed several times and won it once. This year Red Beach is not entering a team.
See how the Orewa crew did.