Aotearoa Downwind Champs

She’s mighty windy the MANUKAU right about now!!! Surfs up!!! Race Entries open so get in early, avoid the last minute rush and chaos! Save your spot NOW… be apart of THE FIRST EVER Annual Manukau Harbour Race:

The Aotearoa Downwind Champs

To enter, visit:

click on Aotearaoa Downwind Champs Race Entry to purchase your Race entry ticket for $30 (includes race entry fee and meal).

LATE ENTRY FEE: Due to catering purposes and the Race fee being so cheap (we are organising a mean feed), we advise there will be a late entry fee, to cover late entry meal costs.

The $30 race entry fee will increase after midnight Sunday 4th March.

VERY IMPORTANT!: Please fill out email contact details in email section of entry so that we are able to contact and communicate race information with you.

Race caps and tees are available to pre order. Race logo will appear on cap and t-shirt. If ordering a race cap or shirt, please note: pre orders close Sunday the 4th of March. Check website for details.

Open all

Experience one of New Zealand's best kept secrets, the beautiful, Great Manukau Harbour, the second largest harbour in New Zealand. The Manukau Harbour always provides a guaranteed true Downwind run, great for Stand Up Paddle, Outrigger and Surf Ski paddling. We're stoked to be hosting along side French Bay Paddlers, a great race event to show off our back yard, Manukau Harbour and it's Downwinder along with it's gorgeous scenery. There's some Fantastic prizes up for grabs of course, what would a race be without goodies for reward and effort at the end right! Will be a cracker of a race !!! Looking forward to seeing y'all down there at the start line.

Course options wind dependent:

Course 1 - Whatipu Beach to French Bay

Course 2 - Onehunga Bay to Cornwallis

Course 3 - French Bay to Weymouth

Start line: To be confirmed
Register and Safety Check in: From 8:00am
Race Briefing: 10:30am
Race Start Time: 11:00am
Prize Giving: At the French Bay Yacht Club 2:30pmish. Subject to change depending on race finish

An easy start, easy finish and a guaranteed Downwind!

18-39 Open Men SUP, Outrigger, Ski
18-39 Open Women SUP, Outrigger, Ski
40 + Master Men SUP, Outrigger, Ski
40 + Master Women SUP, Outrigger, Ski


VERY IMPORTANT: When checking out, please include email details in email section so we are able to grab craft and race age category details from you as well as communicate race information to you.

Enter the event online


Entry Includes Prizegiving Meal

Any questions feel free to call Mike 0220635847 or Kathy 0212052387

Email: or

Live feeds

Follow us on Twitter

Magic moments

Subscribe our Flickr

Upcoming events

17-Oct-2018 03:38 PM

Pod Wellbeing on Water

Join our Pod for a day of connection, movement, rhythm and growth at Castor Bay beach as we explore what it is to be in a state of flow and in tune with your own natural rhythm.
SUP Yoga, PaddleFit Tempo Workshops, Breath and Meditation with an amazing group of likeminded humans.

Read more
17-Oct-2018 04:38 PM

Free Open Day at Takapuna

Bring your friends and family along to Takapuna on Sunday 4 November for a FREE chance to try stand up paddling, SUP Yoga, or a PaddleFit Complete Beach and Water Workout with SUPWell Coaches Victoria Stuart and Helen Blair and the Starboard Team.

Read more
17-Oct-2018 04:01 PM

Free Open Day at Judges Bay

Bring your friends and family along to Judges Bay for a chance to try stand up paddling, SUP Yoga, or a PaddleFit Complete Beach and Water Workout with SUPWell Coaches Victoria Stuart and Helen Blair.

Read more

Created by Frontend Design