Sackful of gold for Taranaki at Classic

Fitzroy's Michael Watts powers to third in the under-16 men's ski race at the Whangamata Classic surf lifesaving competition.
Fitzroy's Michael Watts powers to third in the under-16 men's ski race at the Whangamata Classic surf lifesaving competition.

Taranaki surf lifesavers won six golds at the Whangamata Classic in Whangamata last weekend.

Fitzroy's Rebecca Cole won the open women's ski race, then finished second in the under-19 women's race, with Amy Barron, of New Plymouth Old Boys, first in the under-16 women's surf race.

Olivia Eaton, from New Plymouth Old Boys, won three of the beach events - the open women's beach sprint, the under-19 beach sprint and the under-16 women's beach flags.

Fitzroy's Katie Watts finished second to Eaton in the open women's beach sprint and claimed gold in the open women's beach flags ahead of Casey Stevens, from New Plymouth Old Boys.

In the under-19 women's beach flags, Fitzroy's Flossie Lunden-Moore finished third, with Barron third just ahead of Fitzroy's Amelia Riddick in the under-16 women's division.

Fitzroy's Ariana Kereopa was third in the under-16 women's beach sprint.

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