2020 NZ SUP Championship Series

The Schedule

The following events will make up the 2020 series:

New Zealand Technical and Sprint Championships, Pauanui – 22/23 February 2020

New Zealand Distance Championships, Takapuna, Auckland, 31 October 2020
Registrations Open – Click here!


Age classes

  • Youth: Under 12*, Under 14*, Under 16*
  • Under 19
  • 20-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 and over

Age as of the first of January. No minimum numbers are required for an age class. Male and female classes.

*No under 12, 14 or 16 classes for Aotearoa Down Wind Champs. This event is for experienced and competent paddlers only. Any youth paddlers that meet these criteria will compete in Under 19.

All podium finishers will be recognised as National title holders (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) in their respective age groups for the races they participate in. Premier awards will be provided for first three males and females across the line in the Under 19 and Open (anyone over 19) for the Technical race, the Downwind race, the long distance (16km) course of the distance race and the Sprint races.
NZSUP is currently investigating series leader board options and awards, and will notify paddlers once decisions are made regarding this.

Board classes
14 foot and under for all age groups except for under 16, under 14 and under 12. Note: Each event manager is able to add additional board classes as they see fit.