SURF SPORTSBEACH FLAGS
Beach Flags is an event which requires a good beach sprinting technique and ultra sharp reflexes.
The event is run by sticking a series of "flags" (usually short lengths of hosepipe) into the sand in a row. The competitors lie facing away and face down approximately 20 metres away. Upon a starting signal, the competitors race to the flags and try to grab one. There is always one fewer flag than competitors, and the competitor who does not manage to capture a flag is eliminated. The flags are reset, removing one more and the event continues until there is one person remaining - the winner.
The event involves a tactical component as competitors have discretion as to which flag they obtain. While there is a degree of jostling, a competitor can be disqualified for deliberately impeding another competitor.
Rather than testing endurance and stamina, this event tests power and reflexes. A top class round run by an open national finalists will take about 3.7 seconds.
LOCATIONCnr Marine Parade and Beach Road, Waimairi, Christchurch
Friday 15th November 2023 to Sunday 17th March 2024
Saturdays: 11:00 to 17:00
Sundays: 11:00 to 17:00