NCB members and other beach users were involved in the initial water rescue and provided an immediate first aid response until fire and emergency first responders from Tutukaka and Ngunguru arrived on the scene.
Sadly these efforts were not successful. Our condolences go out the the family and friends of the surfer involved.
A rāhui which was placed on Sandy Bay following the event has since been removed.
These events can be distressing to witness, NCBs doors are open to anybody who needs to discuss the events of Friday, and we encourage people to seek appropriate help if required.
For further contact please use the club contact information found on our website www.ncb.co.nz