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Created by Waterkiwi > 9 months ago, 5 Dec 2017
Waterkiwi
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5 Dec 2017 5:22PM
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With the fresh green sea flowing into the evergreen wild bush, Eastbourne will be the home of New Zealand's most exciting stand up paddle racing. From the 'Paddle for Hope' to the 'Waterbourne Ocean Clash' competitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to come down and be apart of this exciting event.

SUP racers will have the option to enter a variety of racing types including sprints, technical races, long distance and relays (for charity) for one simple entry fee. With the event base in Eastbourne, Bishop Park, we will have the option to run racing from Petone if winds limit the racing, however, we expect to hold racing from the event base for the duration of the event.

Paddle For Hope
With a focus on having fun and raising money for your chosen charity, the 'Paddle for Hope' is something worth being apart of. Whether you are a beginner SUPer or a world star, come down and be apart of a fun day on the water. Team relays will offer a fun environment where pink costumes are a necessity. Whether you have a pink tutu or a pink tie come down and create a splash at New Zealand's premier extreme water sports event.

Gear Transport
Competitors traveling from the north island will have the option to take advantage of free gear transport. This is available for the first 25 windsurfers and 20 stand up paddlers.We encourage you to bag your items to minimise the risk of damage. SUP allowance1 SUP board2 paddles

Accommodation
Top 10 holiday park is offering 20% discount to competitors. With a variety of rooms and camper van sites for your needs we highly recommend getting in fast while there are still available spaces.
Promo Code: waterbourne2018

Waterkiwi
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8 Jan 2018 8:36AM
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Waterkiwi
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1 Feb 2018 1:58PM
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Another awesome spot prize!!waterbourne.co.nz/




Waterkiwi
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12 Feb 2018 7:17PM
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SUP Racing Evolved. The wind calls - we follow. Three Days. Four Race Formats.

1) Race Format One: 200m Sprints. Fastest Paddler on Earth-style 200m Sprints. Ideal conditions: Flatwater, little or no wind. Course: Close to shore between two marks. Water start and finish. Individual race. SUP Divisions: 14' & Under Raceboard 14' World record: 53:12 sec Connor Baxter @ The Lost Mills 2017. The 200m Sprint Race is a coveted SUP title, previously held in NZ by Marcus Hansen. The 200m event is an ideal race for athletes from other sporting disciplines to fast-track their way to the top. Ski paddlers, OC1, cross-fitters or triathletes could surprise themselves. A straight-line course, one way, all power and short burst energy. This race requires pure grunt. Digitally timed. May the fastest paddler win.

2) Race Format Two: Ocean Clash (SUP v Kite v Windsurf) Downwinder. Long Distance Multi Sport Harbour Race Ideal Conditions: Northerly Wind >15knots Course: 10km (approx) Downwind Race starting at Petone, then around Somes/Matiu Island and into Eastbourne. SUP Divisions and Handicap: 14' Raceboard 4min, Open Unlimited + SUP Foils 11min, Inflatable/Surfboard 0min. The Ocean Clash is a totally new concept in SUP Racing. Stand Up Paddlers are pitted against foilers, windsurfers and kiters, with a handicap of up to 40min* on this long distance course. If the wind is right, and the paddler has a reasonable skill level, who knows what code will trump? This course is an open ocean endurance race, all paddlers attempting this course should be trained and competent in extreme conditions, must wear a PFD and leash, carry a whistle and emergency flare. Appropriate nutrition and hydration are advised. Costumes encouraged.

3) Race Format Three: Technical Course Racing. Spectacular technical course racing around a fixed-buoy course. Ideal conditions: <18 knots wind. (If 18knots+ Technical racing will be at Petone). Course Options: 2km or 4km M-shaped or Triangle course @ Eastbourne 5km Around Ward Island Race @ Eastbourne 1.5km/3.5km/7km Beach Dash @ Petone 3km River Run @ Petone SUP Divisions: 14' Raceboard, Inflatable/Surfboard. Battle of the Paddle style technical racing, with multiple laps and buoy turns, different wind directions, current, waves and chop to contend with. This race requires technical prowess, paddle fitness and speed to win, but the shorter course length options are also suitable for paddlers new to SUP racing. Depending on your board and experience, a 2km race should take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Test your skills.

4) Race Format Four: Teams Relay Fun pink relay race in teams of four to help improve NZers quality of life after cancer. Ideal conditions: <15knots wind. (If 15knots+ Teams Relay will be held at Petone). Course: Short 500m lap course where each team member paddles in pink costume once around the course, then hands over the board and paddle to their next team member to complete a lap. When all four team members have finished one lap each, the team carries the board over the finish line together. Exact course will be on display at the event and announced at briefing, but will likely be a basic triangle course, suitable for all levels of paddler. Depending on your board and experience the whole event should take between 20min and one hour to complete. Teams compete on and OFF the water to see who can raise the most funds. SUP Divisions: Open. If an XL Team SUP is used, the whole team must paddle four laps, plus one extra lap. Race format for Day One and Day Three will be announced on Facebook the night before and confirmed at the briefing. Day Two (Ocean Clash) is scheduled for Saturday morning but can be rescheduled if conditions are not ideal. All SUP Races will be held in the morning, and Paddle For Hope Teams Relay at 12pm. All SUP Races are subject to change to suit conditions on the day.

Waterkiwi
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18 Mar 2018 10:58AM
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Nothing beats a tasty craft beer on the beach! Enjoy some water sport action and then relax on the beach with live music and Tuatara Brewery Bar!Headline musicans Laughton Kora and Dick Johnson.

Piros
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18 Mar 2018 8:56PM
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Yeah cool tune

Waterkiwi
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7 Apr 2018 12:14PM
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Waterkiwi
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10 Nov 2018 11:05AM
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We have partnered with Movember so jump onboard and MOVE for MOvember!

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benjl
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10 Nov 2018 3:01PM
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Nice one water kiwi! If I still lived in welly I would enter for sure

Waterkiwi
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21 Nov 2018 4:27PM
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Thanks mate. Here is a look at what is being organised for the SUPers! www.waterbourne.co.nz/ninja-games/

#PaddleNinjaGames




Waterkiwi
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9 Jan 2019 4:15PM
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For all you paddlers want to have some fun!We are raising money for Men's Health (Movember) alongside some fun SUP races. Come down to Kiwiland for some action!

Waterkiwi
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Wednesday , 16 Jan 2019 12:27AM
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For those interested in the party life at Waterbourne




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