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WHAT IS PADDLER?

PADDLER is a community. We aim to inspire and inform paddlers of all disciplines and all levels, from beginner to expert, and provide resources and opportunities to help paddlers master skills and enjoy time on the water.

The site will officially launch with a full host of features and resources on 15 June. But in the interim we have had a "soft" launch to be able to house the 2020 NZ Virtual Surfski Championships (see below). So while you're here have a look around, check out what the site will have to offer.

THE NZ VIRTUAL SURFSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS 

16 May - 14 June 2020

 

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Heads to Harbour race, we are taking the Nationals online! This is your chance to test yourself against paddlers from all over NZ (and the World) in a new, virtual race format.

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Registration

Once you've completed your event, please take the time to fill out the information below (Double's Partner can enter name last page).

Live Leaderboard

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Austin

Kieffer

00:50:01

USA

Nordin

Sparmann

00:51:17

GER

Andrew

Mowlem

00:51:39

NZL

Jimmy

Feathery

00:52:30

NZL

Samuel

Newlands

00:53:48

NZL

Cory

Hill

00:51:09

AUS

Mackenzie

Hynard

00:51:37

AUS

Ben

Keys

00:52:06

NZL

James

Munro

00:53:06

NZL

Reid

Forrest

00:53:52

NZL

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Rachel

Clarke

NZL

00:55:16

Ana

Swetish

USA

00:58:30

Danielle

Mckenzie

NZL

00:57:47

Hanna

Höij

SWE

00:59:40

Be safe, have fun, good luck!

The Rules

  • This is the NZ National Surfski Champs, and the Finale of the Darcy Price NZ Surfski Series for 2019-2020

  • All paddlers will race 12km, except for U16 who race 3km

  • Enter after you have completed your race by filling in our online form, noting your time and uploading a .gpx file of your paddle, and/or a photo of your gps track showing your time and distance. You can attempt the challenge and record your time as many times as you like, but only your best result counts

  • You must start and finish at (approximately) the same point – this is to minimise the effect of wind, current etc 

  • No pausing your watch/phone during the effort

  • You can paddle alone or in a group, but you must follow all applicable social distancing rule​

  • You must paddle a surfski, but you may paddle on any body of water (this is because some people may be prevented from travelling to the ocean due to Covid-19 restrictions) 

  • The challenge is open to anyone in the world. Only NZ citizens/residents are eligible for the National title. We will send prizes anywhere in the World

  • To enter and be counted on our leaderboard, you must agree that you have followed all of the following safety precautions, including:

  • Any Covid-19 restrictions in force in the place where you are paddling

  • Wearing a lifejacket/pfd, leash and  at all times

  • Carrying a phone or other means of communication

  • Telling somebody where you are going and what time you plan to return

  • Checking the forecast and not paddling in conditions that you aren’t comfortable in

  • If you’re under 18, you must be supervised by an adult

 
 

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Hours of operation 

Mon-Thu: Open

Friday: Obviously Open

Sat-Sun: ALWAYS ALWAYS                  OPEN BABY!

contact us

"A" Buoy, Rangitoto Channel

Hauraki Gulf

Auckland 

New Zealand

info@paddler.nz