EVES Real Estate Stand Up Paddle Board Championship

Race with NZ's Best!

Mt Maunganui Beach has become the home of paddle boarding in New Zealand, with the ideal conditions for both competitive and social paddle boarding. 

This section of our event involves a challenging competition between competitive athletes. There are also many opportunities for the public to get involved as well. So whether you enjoy watching sport or taking part, there’s something here for everyone.

If you are here to compete, Waterbourne will host one open division split by men and women. Results will be calculated across the range of races completed, with further detail in the Notice of Race.


Racing Options

At this years event we will have three main types of racing which will all make up the overall result. This includes

1. 300m sprints: These races will be short and sharp, where athletes will race from the beach, to a mark and then back to the beach for a finish... making it easy with only one turn.

2. Technical race: This will be approximately 1.5km-2km and will involve multiple turns. These races will create more action where paddlers will also be required to run through a gantry on the beach during the race.

3. Distance Race: This will be done if we have time and conditions are suitable. The race will be from Mount Maunganui to Papamoa and will be approximately 12km.

According to conditions we will decide what is best where we will ideally run most racing on March 11th. If conditions are not favourable we will then include March 12th.

Racing location will be on Mount Maunganui main beach side, where we will move to Leisure Island if conditions are too rough. If conditions are still too rough or dangerous we will race from Pilot Bay.

Race & Win

Thanks to our amazing partners at EVES Real Estate, there will be prize money of $2,000 up for grabs. Further information surrounding this will be broken down in the notice of race which will be announced closer to the race date.

By simply signing up and racing in any of our sports events including paddle boarding you will be in to win flights to Hawaii up to the Value of 200,000 Hawaiian Miles thanks to Hawaiian Airlines and House of Travel Papamoa. 

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Action from Waterbourne 2022