Sundays rule at Orewa Beach with the
SUPSHED SPRING SERIES
proudly presented by Starboard, a six-event SUP, Prone, Longboard & Surfski series to crank up your paddle fitness, ready for summer.
Don't have a race board? No worries! It doesn't matter what kind of board you ride, longboard, surf SUP, clubbie board and even a surfski, just bring it along just for fun and get your glide on!...
The courses will be varied and adapt to take advantage of the best conditions on the day.
All ages and ability levels are welcome, and boards can be supplied for novice SUP race entrants.
ON YOUR MARKS...
Choose your distance:
The Social Splash (1km)
U17 and Novice (SUP / Longboard / Prone)
The Spring Thing (3km)
All divisions (SUP / Longboard / Prone)
The Big 'O' (6km)
All divisions (SUP / Longboard / Prone / Surfski)
First Stroke (non-competitive).
Choose your weapon:
Prone / SUP / Longboard / Surfski
1km - Junior U17 and ANY novice
3km/6km - Junior U17 (12'6 and under), Open (14' and under), Masters O50 (14' and under)
($100 adults / $80 U17), or a one-off event ($20) + processing fee of $2
9.30-11.30am - Compulsory check in at SUPSHED every event day (pick up your race number)
10.30-11.10am - * First Stroke on Orewa Beach
11.45am - Compulsory race briefing at Orewa Beach
12pm - Races start
(See details available on day for exact start times)
Food and Drinks afterwards at Orewa Surf Club, with spot prizegiving at 2.15pm.
Season Prizegiving after Race 6 to award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division (based on top 4 races).
Race 1: Sun 20 Aug
Race 2: Sun 3 Sept
Race 3: Sun 24 Sept
Race 4: Sun 1 Oct
Race 5: Sun 15 Oct
Race 6: Sun 29 Oct
No race Sun 17th Sept (Cam to Ham).
All participants must wear a race number (pickup at Check In) & have a leash and PFD.
Paddlers can opt to change between distances each week, but your series results will be based on your top 4 results in any one distance.
After each race all Webscorer results will be published along with a running leaderboard.
*First Stroke: introducing a non-competitive fun paddle and introduction to SUPracing, no experience needed. Beginners and non-competitive paddlers welcome.
Boards and paddles will be supplied for those needing them. Those signing up will also get a free entry into The Social Splash 1km race to use at any event.
Wetsuits or warm thermal layers recommended.
Conditions permitting - First Stroke will be postponed if wind is over 15knots or waves over 0.5m.