07-Jan-2015 07:31 a.m.

King and Queen of Mauao

ENTRIES CLOSE WEDNESDAY 7th JANUARY!

KING AND QUEEN OF MAUAO : Mount Maunganui Stand Up Paddle Festival

Sat 10 - Sun 11 January 2015

Grab this opportunity to race against elite Starboard International Teamriders Connor Baxter, Zane Schweitzer and Sean Poynter in this challenging two day festival of Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) at the Mount Festival of Multisport. Take to the water on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th Jan to claim the title of King or Queen of Mauao! Paddle craft including; waka ama, stand up board and Skis can be used.

Saturday 10 Jan: Race 1 - Super Circuit
Utilising the marked 2km swim course of the Half Ironman, the super circuit is an 8 lap sprint race where competitors can opt to complete one lap of the smaller course marked Buoy course (effectively 7 large laps + 1 small lap)

Enter as an individual – 4 lap sprint race with running in between laps
Enter as a team of 2 – 8 lap sprint race with running in between laps

Sunday 11 Jan: Race 2 - 10km Open Ocean Paddle
Open ocean paddle exiting Pilot Bay around Mauao, across Main Beach, around Rabbit Island and return to origin

Note: this race is for experienced paddlers only. Course is subject to change depending on tide and weather conditions. Event briefing will occur 30 mins before the events.

The titled King and Queen of Mauao must compete in both races and will only include individual paddlers. 

The King and Queen of Mauao will be determined based upon combined finishing positions within BOTH races. To be eligible for the title, paddlers must be entered into both races.

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Proudly delivered by Ngai te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Pukenga and the Mauao Trust, take part in the King and Queen of Mauao at the Mount Festival to help raise awareness for the local Tauranga environment.

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