Surf Lifesaving Nationals 2015

In March 2015, over 1500 athletes, 110 coaches and managers, 200 officials, 150 volunteers and 2500 supporters converged on Gisborne for the National Surf Life Saving Championships. Accommodation providers were booked out and, with an estimated $125 spent per day, retailers, eateries and entertainment business also reaped the benefit of the 4,000 outside visitors. This event was made possible, in part, thanks to a $50,000 distribution from ECT.