Wellingtons premier downwind paddling event featuring surfski, SUP and Waka-Ama categories and proudly part of the Darcy Price NZ Ocean Surfski Series.
Date: 30th October 2021 - 11:30am race briefing.
Early Bird Pricing (Before 3rd October):
Late Entry Pricing (4th - 30th October):
Prize Categories - prizes will be awarded for short and long course in the following categories:
Waka Ama Categories
Surf Ski Categories
The recreational category is for people who love the sport of downwind but arn't so much into racing and want to utalise the safety boats and comfort of paddling in numbers.
The recreational category will get all the benefits of taking part in the event but will get to start without the pressure of a gun going off and won't have thier finish time recorded.
The prevelant wind in October in Wellington is Northerly - often referred to as the "Spring Northerlies" provide great innner harbour downwind conditions.
Aiming to cater to a wide range of skill and experiance levels, there are long course options of 16kms and short course options of 11-12kms.
Northerly Course Options
Southerly Course Options:
We will have 1 support boat per 10-15 paddlers. So that we can achieve this, we may have to cap entries on the day. To help us with organising the support boats PLEASE get your entry in early.
You need to take responsibility for yourself and provide all of your own safety equipment. There will be safety checks for all vessels before you put on. You will not be able to race with out all the appropriate safety equipment on this checklistbelow.
YOU MUST HAVE:
Everyone is required to fill in and sign their own Assessment of risk & Release of liability - Entry Form,accepting their own responsibility for being on the water on the day and acknowledging that they are competent in the conditions before them.