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Waller and Smith on top of NZ oceanski series

Tim Waller and Tara Smith have taken the lead of the overall Darcy Price NZ Ocean Racing Series, but with 3 events left to go in the series, it is heating up and still all to play for.

2023 has been all about ocean ski paddling so far, with 3 events held over the last three weekends.

Current podium placings in the 2022/23 Darcy Price NZ Ocean Racing series are as follows:

Overall/Open Men 1st Tim Waller, 1189 points 2nd Liam Lace, 1114 points 3rd Toby Brooke, 1109 points

Overall/Open Women 1st Tara Smith, 1222 points 2nd Danika Mowlem, 970 points 3rd Carly Tyler, 870 points

Junior Men (18 and under) 1st Noah Andrews, 246 points

Junior Women (18 and under) 1st Poppy Barnes, 273 points 2nd Kyra Addison, 266 points 3rd Emma Brimelow, 255 points

Under 23 Men (19-23years) 1st Liam Lace, 1114 points 2nd Joshua Bilyard, 555 points 3rd Michael Esterhuizen, 283 points

Under 23 Women (19-23years) 1st Emma Kemp, 260 points

Masters Men 40-49 years 1st Reid Forrest, 818 points 2nd Ivan Cole, 751 points 3rd Jeremy Kuggeleijn, 549 points

Masters Women 40-49years 1st Tina Leone, 246 points

Masters Men 50-59years 1st Garth Spencer, 900 points 2nd Vaughan Reed, 813 points 3rd Chris Emmett, 773 points

Masters Men 60years + 1st Rob Jenkinson, 275 points 2nd Keith Alderson, 241 points 3rd Mark Bryant, 239 points

Double ski Mixed 1st Danial Bremner & Amber Bonny, 970 points

2nd Callum O’Leary & Elora Hallett, 590 points

3rd Dan Bremner & Elora Hallett, 281 points

Double ski Men

1st Matt Flannery & James Flannery, 700 points

2nd Glen Grey & Paul Zimmerman, 362 points

There are a few weeks rest now for our ocean ski paddlers before the next races in the series kick off. The Paddler Virtual Champs run throughout March, the Heads to Harbour is in Whakatane on 11th March, and the Vaikobi Auckland King & Queen Of The Harbour is set to wrap up the series on 6th May. Get amongst it!



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