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Trans-Tasman Tri Series

For over 20 years Northern Region teams have competed against SLS Central Coast and recently SLS NSW Country on a biennial rotation between New Zealand and New South Wales. These teams have featured current and future national champions and national representative athletes from both countries and the competition gives our athletes an opportunity to race some of the world's top surf athletes and experience surf sports outside New Zealand. 


April 2020,

2021 Trans-Tasman Series Postponed

Unfortunately due the the fragile conditions COVID-19 has presented, a decision has been made jointly by SLSNR, SLSNSW & SLSCC to postpone the 2021 Trans-Tasman series until 2022.

SLSNR were due to host the next installment of this historic event and will look forward to working with SLSNSW & SLSCC in delivering the event.

For further information, please contact SLSNR Junior & Surf Sports Development Manager Zac Franich (



October 2019

Thank you to all the athletes that applied to represent Northern Region clubs for the Trans-Tasman Tri Series in January 2019.

Following an extensive selection process, SLSNR are pleased to announce the team for the 2019 Trans-Tasman Tri Series. Congratulations to the following athletes:

The team is subject to change based on injury/availability. A full team meeting will be held in October to cover expectations and team workload. 

U17 Men: U17 Women:
Blake Readman (Red Beach) Astaria Teaukura (Mairangi Bay)
Patrick MacGill (Red Beach) Sakura Gardiner (Orewa)
Harry Wenman (Orewa) Renee Benney (Orewa)
U19 Men: U19 Women:
Kees Kramer (Red Beach) Tayla Dalton (Mairangi Bay)
Levi Ata (Piha) Lucy Makaea (Piha)
Hamish Lockie (Orewa) Nadine Lees (Mairangi Bay)
Open Men: Open Women:
Bayden Botha (Mairangi Bay) Samalulu Clifton (Mairangi Bay)
Paul Van Achterbergh (Mairangi Bay) Samantha Rowe (Mairangi Bay)
Daniel Dyet (Mairangi Bay) Chelsea Grant (Red Beach)




We are calling for applications from Athletes to be considered for the 2019 Trans-Tasman Tri Series to be hosted by SLS Central Coast in January 2019.


July 9                 Call for applications

July 20               Applications close

August 10          Squad named

September 3      Team named

December 1       Athlete contribution due

January 2           Team departs New Zealand       

January 9           Team returns New Zealand

The Team will be coached by Zac Franich and Managed by Cam Lockie.

Athlete Information & Application Form

SLSNR Selection Policy