This piece was written by Ann, partner of one of the photographers at the event, for her friends and family. However, when we saw it we asked if we could share if further, as it gives a wonderful insight in to how our sport looks to the outsider. This was her first experience of a stand up paddleboarding event, and we are very grateful for the opportunity to share her thoughts. Thanks Ann!
What an amazing weekend – three fabulous distance races on the Saturday, along with the first ever inter-schools SUP challenge, and an amazing sprint event on the Sunday. Huge thanks to everyone who helped make it such a success! Apologies again to Read More
Huge thanks to the many local businesses in Paihia who have so very generously stepped up with support in the form of spot prize vouchers. Please make a point of visiting these fabulous eateries and cafes when you’re in town, to show Read More
If you’re not racing, then here’s an opportunity to observe the racing up close from the best seats in the house – while enjoying an awesome lunch!
Great spot prizes from Sharkskin – will you be the one taking them home?
With all the different age categories for race, plus the extra board classes in the 4km race, we realised that we were going to need a LOT of trophies for the Distance and Sprint nationals. Like, literally hundreds….
Huge thanks to local fermented foods manufacturer K4, who are mad keen paddleboarders and have their factory just a few minutes from the Waitangi inlet so they can get out on the water quicker before/after work! They’ve donated over $200 worth of Read More
Super grateful to Moana NZ SUP for their huge support of the 2019 NZ SUP Distance and Sprint Racing Championships!
Great to have support for the 2019 SUP Distance Racing National Championships from APSU Life, manufacturers of daily vitamin supplements targetted specifically for paddlers.
Huge thanks to Far North District Council for their support of our event.