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Piha Boaties represent NZ

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The Piha A surf boat crew will represent New Zealand against Australia at the Trans-Tasman Test Series being held on the 7th February 2015, Waihi Beach. New Zealand Surf Boat Team Manager – Clayton Kellett Open Men’s Crew to represent NZ is – Piha swept by Mark Bourneville.  Ben Scott  Paul Gerritsen  Ben Richards  Jean Paul Smit  [ Read More ]

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Champions in big boats

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Reigning champions, Piha A, has emerged victorious as open men’s surf boat champs at the nationals at Mt Maunganui yesterday (8 March 2013). Piha Pistols also cleaned up the under-23 surf boat title, with Piha Pirates third. Piha Pedators were 2nd in under-19 men’s. Piha A’s team was Scott Lissington, Chris Morris, Benjamin Richards, Nen  [ Read More ]

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Titahi Bay takes Big Boat champs

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Titahi Bay came out victorious in the final of the Big Boat Classic at Piha, with Piha A second and Red Beach third. The weather and waves were perfect for surfboats on Saturday 2 February, but a lull struck the final, and it was essentially a race that involved rowing out and rowing back. Neither  [ Read More ]

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Sweeping all before – Champion Piha Boaties

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It doesn’t get better than this. Look at that tightly disciplined technique of the Piha Pirates crew (closest to camera), Horse on the sweep, with the Australian Tannun crew behind (in a Piha-borrowed boat). Piha crew are the newly crowned kings of surf-boating in Australasia so this was a big one to win, and they did it,  [ Read More ]

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Piha boat crew Australasian Champions

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  The Piha Senior A crew has just achieved a historic double – the Piha crew was 1st in the Autex Australian Surf Rowers League Open Men’s Champs and then won the Battle of the Ditch in an NZ Piha A vs Australia test. Our Piha Senior Surf Boat crew was selected  to represent New Zealand  [ Read More ]

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Big Wave Classic 2010 and other Piha big boats on You-Tube

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Day of Giants 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B91erNF4FM&feature=player_embedded Big Wave Classic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuZbelFascc&feature=player_embedded Inside the Boat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LN0nsIeUJY&feature=player_embedded#!

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Seen and heard on the Viaduct

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A very strange sight. The Piha boat crew – Bugsey with Piha Pirates – motoring along the Viaduct on Wednesday night. Heard the familiar clunk of rowlocks, and there they were. Had no Piha flag to wave so could only salute them with a cold glass of Piha Clean Breaks Sav Blanc. Just picked up  [ Read More ]

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Piha Boaties triumphant

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Surf boat crews at Piha continue their successful run with a number of national titles just annunced: Piha NZ Champion Boaties – 1st Champion Surf Boat Club 1st Open Men’s Long Course & Short Course Champions – Piha A Crew 1st Best Team NZ Nationals – Piha A 1st Under 23 Colts Long Course &  [ Read More ]

Photos of the week

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Just come to hand these great shots of the Day of Giants from photographer Mark Taylor of the Waikato Times, supplied by Piha SLSC. Click on photo to see whole image.  

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Big surf, big boats, big thrills – Day of the Giants

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The Porthtowan surf boat team from North Cornwall, representing Great Britain, nearly upset expectations in the Open Men’s Surf Boat final in the Day of Giants contest for big boats on Saturday 12 February. The team had a nearly flawless run through heats and semis to reach the final. Leading the field in the final, on the  [ Read More ]