What’s On? Surfing & Football

Mount Maunganui surfer Elin Tawharu. Photo: Col/Surf2surf.com

If today was a Scottish band that was popular in the late 80's up until the mid 90's, then it would be ‘Wet Wet Wet'.

So yes, you'll want to pack a brolly and a coat if you plan to head out to enjoy the range of great events taking place today, like the final round of the Billabong Grom Series or the Quadrilateral Football Tournament involving Tauranga City United Senior 1st team in Mount Maunganui.

Several Bay of Plenty surfers are in with a chance of winning their respective divisions in the final event of the Billabong Grom Series which kicked off at Mount Maunganui's Tay Street Beach this morning.

Bay surfers in the thick of it this weekend include Tauranga's Callum Chuter and the Mount's Jonas Tawharu, Elin Tawharu, Dylan Preston, William Van Der Beek, Tiana - Breeze de Mooij and Anna Brock who're all in the top five of their respective divisions.

After a summer drought of waves forced a postponement earlier in the season, there should be no shortage of swell at Tay Street with the heavens forecast to open up today and tomorrow. But despite the adverse weather, near record levels of surfers have entered the final event of the series.

The Billabong Grom Series presented by Oceanbridge hits the waves at Tay Street Beach in Mount Manganui today and tomorrow, March 11-12, from 8am – 5pm daily.

For more information visit Sufing NZ's website at: www.surfingnz.co.nz

Coinciding with the launch of Tauranga City United AFC's Infinity Football Academy, the club is hosting a quadrilateral tournament at Links Ave Reserve in Mount Maunganui, starting this afternoon.

The tournament involves Tauranga City United Senior 1st team and Northern Region Football League teams Melville, Forest Hill Milford and East Coast Bays.

Today matches see TCU face off against Melville, and FHM take on ECB at 12.30pm, followed by TCU versus FHM, and Melville versus ECB at 5.30pm. Then on Sunday, TCU take on ECB and Melville go head-to-head against FHM, with both matches to take place at 11am.

“The games will be played after the academy trials and we would like to encourage people to get along and watch,” says Tauranga City United president Paul Bates.

For more information visit: www.taurangacityutd.co.nz

These are just two of a number of great events taking place today, to see more view SunLive's full What's On listing below.


30th Annual Book Sale

Tauranga Rotary Club held April 15, 16 & 17 at Seeka Coolstore, Totara St, Mount. Donations of books, records, CDs, DVDs, jigsaws & sheet music needed. Deliver to: Caltex Welcome Bay, Bayfair, Greerton, Katikati. Z Energy 11th Ave, Hewletts Rd & Bethlehem. Or Ross 544 0817

Bay Network Singles Social Club

Friendship group of people aged 55+ who wish to make new friends & enjoy club activities, dining, shows, trips, bbq's etc. Mary-Anne 027 207 1690 or 576 9988

Baypark Family Speedway

Champion of Champion Sprint Car Series. A must see event. Gather up your friends & family & head down to ASB Baypark for a family friendly, action packed, thrilling motor racing experience. Tickets: Adults $20, child $10. ASB Baypark Stadium 6.30-10pm. www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz

Come Dancing Te Puke

Te Puke Scottish Society's, St Patrick's Dance (green theme) March 18, Te Puke Warm Memorial Hall 7.30pm. Enjoy the company of like minded people with a love of dancing. Live band, great company & supper. Door charge $7. Valerie 573 7093


Good company, live band, great supper at sequence dance. Theme colour: Green. Mount Sports Centre, cnr Hull & Maunganui Rds, Mt Maunganui 7.30pm. Entrance $7. Organised by Mount Scottish Soc. Elizabeth 544 5633

Fergie Fundraiser

March 18 - Las Vegas style games & entertainment at Otumoetai Sports & Recreation Club, Fergusson Park, Matua 7pm. Prizes/auction 9.30pm. Cost $25pp entry. Limited to 120 tickets. Richard 027 433 7675 email: richard.kluit@eves.co.nz

Friendship Force International

Friendship & Home Hosting exchanges with other clubs worldwide. Barbara 574 5711 or email: regclothi-er@gmail.com www.thefriendshipforce.org

Genealogy Informal Group

Discussions & guidance about family research. Visitors welcome. 860 SH 29, Tauriko 1.30pm. $2pp to cover afternoon tea. Cathy 541 3335 a/hs

Greerton Family Roller Disco

Greerton Hall 4-6pm. Both inline blades & old school quads available. $10 each of $35 family pass. Spectators & under 5's free. Price includes skate hire & protective padding.

Greerton Village Vintage (Cancelled)

Inversion Back Pain Expo

March 11 & 12 at Papamoa Community Centre, 15 Gravatt Rd 10am – 4pm.

Moggies Market

Katikati Memorial Hall 8am - 12pm.

Monster Garage Sale

At Papamoa Family Services, 35e Hartford Ave, opp the park 8am. Clothing toys, bric-a-brac, sausage sizzle & more. Bargains galore!

Narcotics Anonymous

Open meetings every Sat 7.30-8.30pm & every Sun 7-8pm, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor), 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. Every Mon 7-8pm & Fri 7.30-8.30pm, Hillier Centre. 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. Women's Meeting every Tues 10.30-11.30am Downstairs Hall (accessed from bottom car park), Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Petanque @ Club Mt Maunganui

Sat & Sun - coaching & competitive play 1pm. Equip available, all levels welcome. Jo Ann 578 3606

Sabbath Service

Every Sat 10.30am Bible discussion adults & children. 11.45am share blessings/singing/sermon Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. 576 0435 or 021 0778 214

Trustpower Photographic Exhibition

Until April 9 at The Strand, Downtown Tauranga. Large scale exhibition showcasing our people & places. Free en-try.

Village Radio

Community radio broadcasting from Tauranga Historic Village 1368 kHz AM. Music of 1940's - 90's weekends 9am - 5pm, weekdays 10am - 5pm. Specialty programmes. www.villageradio.co.nz or 571 3710

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