The Rangitoto Classic – an endurance paddle across the Rangitoto Channel - will take place at Takapuna Beach on Sunday 13 June.
The event made a successful return in July last year, with water and weather conditions as good as could be expected.
It will be open to surf canoe & surf boat crews as well as single ski and double ski paddlers. There’s also an opportunity for Ocean Ski paddlers, SUP enthusiasts, and Waka Ama crews to participate.
The course involves a 5km paddle or row from Takapuna Beach to McKenzie Bay on Rangitoto Island where all craft are beached. Then it’s a run to the Rangitoto summit and back to the craft, a distance of 7km over rugged terrain. It concludes with a 5km return leg to the finish line at Takapuna Beach.
The purpose of the event is to allow surf athletes to keep fit over winter and challenge themselves against each other and the elements.
The start time is 9.00 am to meet the morning high tide. Prize Giving will take place after the event. More details will appear soon on the Surf Life Saving Northern Region Facebook page.