Wainui SLSC hosted the Wainui Junior Carnival on Sunday 24 January 2016. Due to the nature of the surf conditions that prevail along Wainui's beaches we hadn't seen a junior carnival here in more than 5 years. This season however conditions have been perfect for junior surf and this carnival saw 134 Junior Surf competitors from the 3 Gisborne clubs; Waikanae 52, Wainui 43 and Midway 39.
A full morning of races saw competitors from under 8 through to under14 contest beach and surf events. The Junior Surf Sport athletes were put through their paces in this fun participation event. This served as a great starting point for the competitive buildup heading towards the Gisborne Junior Champs, Eastern Region Junior Champs and finally for the National Junior Champs commonly known as 'Oceans'.
Congratulations to all competitors for coming out to Wainui and supporting this event. Huge thanks to all our Officials, parents, helpers, lifeguards and water safety crew - without everyone giving their time, energy and motivation we are not able to put these events together for our juniors.
Looking forward to getting this venue back onto the annual calendar, see you all agin next year.