Summer Racing

Tuesday Twilight Series 2018

Tuesday twilight racing for 2018 will kick off 16th October 2018 and run for nine weeks through to the 11th December. 

Races are open to kayaks, surf skis, waka ama, paddle boards or any other human powered craft.

The final night will include a prize giving and and BBQ - 11th December. 

Registration and race start:

Registrations will take place from 6pm on the night of the race at the Kupe kayak shed. Even if you have registered for the race series you will need to check in to be be given your allocated start time.

Race briefing will take place at 6.25pm at Haitaitai beach, with start times from 6.30pm.

Entry fee:

$5 per race or $20 for the series.



Courses are weather dependant and will be posted on the Kupe Facebook page 24hrs prior 

Long Course: The long course races are approx 6-8km depending on conditions.

Short Course: A short course options will be introduced for 2018 with a focus on participation and encouraging new paddlers to get involved. Distances 3-5km depending on conditions. 



PFD’s must be worn by all paddlers.

All paddlers participate at their own risk and make the decision to compete based on the knowledge of their capability and the conditions on any given race night.


In really rough winds (wind speeds of 30knots plus) races may be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted on the Kupe facebook page by 3pm on the Tuesday afternoon.