NZ SUP Distance Nationals

Stand up paddleboarders from all over NZ and the South Pacific will be converging on Takapuna Beach in April for a weekend of endurance racing. Two distances are on the table, 8km and the 16km championship race.

This will be the final event of the New Zealand Stand Up Paddling Championship Series, which has already seen NZ’s best paddlers competing in the Technical & Sprint races, held in Pauanui.

As well as attracting the top athletes, the event is for everyone who wants to test themselves at this level. Whether its a test of endurance or performance, this is an event for everyone.

Each race will have separate divisions for a wide range of age groups.

Important Information

  • Age Groups: Your age group is your date of birth before January 1st, 2020
  • Ideally the Distance Champs will be on the Saturday (April 18th). 
  • We will only do the 12km option if conditions are not suitable from Takapuna Beach on Saturday or Sunday.




  • 11.00pm-1.00pm: Registration
  • 1.45pm: Race briefing & course confirmation
  • 2pm: 16km racers start
  • 2.05pm: 8km racers start
  • 6.00pm-10pm: Official Function at Takapuna Boating Club


8km & 16km Course

  • 8km Divisions
    • Novis
    • U16
    • U12
  • 16km Divisions
    • Open
    • O 60
    • O 50
    • O 40 
    • U 19

16km Map


12km Course

  • This will only be used if there is a strong North Easterly, and Takapuna is not suitable


Event Details


Takapuna Beach, Auckland

Event Date:

Saturday 18 April 2020 to Sunday 19 April 2020
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Telephone: 0212617097
Website: Visit Event Website