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NZ National SUP Festival 2013


Sun 24 Feb 2013, 8:00am–5:00pm

Where: Orewa Surf Life Saving Club, SH 17, Orewa, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: victoria7

The 3rd annual Battle of the Paddle-style NZ SUP festival will be an exciting two-days of stand up paddle racing and fun event suitable for all levels of paddlers.

With a challenging 15km downwinder between Shakespear Regional Park and Mairangi Bay on Saturday, followed by slalom racing in knockout-heat format, have-a-go sessions, free workshops and a big SUP Expo at Orewa beach on Sunday, this promises to be a great weekend to head north and checkout the best in NZ SUP. The event's also a fundraiser for the Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club - keeping us safe at the beach.

Saturday Distance Race

15km Downwind Race Shakespear Regional Park to Mairangi Bay (or vice versa) - 2pm race start (12pm check in)

Sunday Festival

1200m Knockout heats slalom course racing at Orewa Beach:
10am race start (8am check in)

Mixed teams relay: 3pm start

Have-a-Go and SUP Expo: 8am-3pm

Free workshops: 8.30am - 2.30pm
Beginner SUP surfing with Armie Armstrong or Mike Cann
Board construction with master-shaper Steve Morris
Paddle technique with ISA instructor James Bradshaw
Resistance band training to improve your skills with Al Pagel
SUP stances with Bill Dawes
Intro to downwinding with Jeremy Stephenson and more!
A full schedule of these 10-15min practical workshops will be posted soon.

Prizegiving at Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club 5pm-6pm

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