Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club - New twin-hull surf canoe

  • 10-Mar-17
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to assist the Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club with a $4,500 donation towards the cost of purchasing a twin-hull surf canoe and paddles earlier this year.

The surf canoe is a pivotal piece of equipment for the surf lifesaving club. All water active club members, which the club currently has 80 of, will benefit by having this craft to use not only at a club level but enabling members to be competitive at surf carnivals through to New Zealand Surf Nationals.

Surf competition is important, building confidence therefore making better lifeguards along with having a heap of fun in the water. The under 19 team from Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club, competed last year at the Eastern Bay Energy Trust New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships at Ohope and put in a very strong performance.

The club hope that with the new surf canoe the team will have a real chance to go further in future championships. 

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