NZ SUP Race and Sprint Championships

Where: Waitangi Holiday Park, 21 Tahuna Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 4km race (early bird discounts available - book now to get it cheaper!): $30.00
  • 8km race (early bird discounts available - book now to get it cheaper!): $40.00
  • 16km race (early bird discounts available - book now to get it cheaper!): $50.00
  • sprint races (early bird discounts available - book now to get it cheaper!): $25.00
  • Buy Tickets – 0277771035
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: billqn3

Many hundreds of stand up paddleboarders from all over NZ and the South Pacific will be converging on the Bay of Islands in April for a weekend of stand up paddleboard racing, with distance races over 4km, 8km and 16km, along with 200m sprint racing.

As well as attracting the top athletes, the event is very much about participation, with classes and prizes for all ages and types of equipment (including normal all-round family paddleboards and inflatable paddleboards), along with fun prizes for best fancy dress, lots of spot prizes, etc.

The shorter distances will all be on the sheltered waters of the Waitangi inlet, so well within the capabilities of the recreational paddleboarder. Each race will have separate divisions for the following age groups:

Prizes will be awarded in the following age categories,
U12 (no 14’0 class for this age group)
U14 (no 14’0 class for this age group)
U16 (no 14’0 class for this age group)
U19
20-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70 and over

In the 4km race there will also be classes for 12’6 Raceboard and non-raceboard style paddleboards, along with additional prizes for men and women riding inflatable boards, in the following age groups and classes:

Open 12’6 Inflatable raceboard
U19 12’6 Inflatable raceboard
Open Inflatable non raceboard
U19 Inflatable non raceboard

So whatever type of paddleboard you have, as long as it goes in a vaguely straight line you will be able to enter!

The event schedule also deliberately allows a lot of free time for participants to explore and enjoy other activities that the Bay of Islands has to offer. The fabulous Waitangi Mountain Bike park is only 2km away from the race site.

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