The Taranaki surfing team is leading the points table after day two of the National Scholastic Champs.
With the first competitors of the event being eliminated, the team points table has started to take shape with Taranaki in the lead followed by Northland and Auckland.
Less than 1500 points separate the top five teams meaning one poor result can push a team down as many as five standings.
Surfers in the under-18 boys division were the only ones to hit the water yesterday.
Howling westerly winds and solid 2.0m waves made conditions at Fitzroy beach difficult, but there was still some solid surfing on display.
The Kettle brothers again led the way for the Taranaki team, both winning their heats to move through to the next round as did Eli MacDonald who took a late heat win to progress.
Unfortunately teammate Brodie Arbuckle was knocked out of the event.
The oldest of the Kettle brothers, Josh, said he felt a 'little bit' of pressure on him after Sean got through in the first heat of the round but as much as anything he wanted to get through for the Taranaki team.
Fitzroy Beach is the venue for day three of competition which kicked off this morning.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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