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NZSUP inc campaigns on behalf of all paddleboarders in New Zealand on matters of safety, legislation and all other aspects of negotiation and liaison with other governing bodies.  NZSUP organises the national race championships and teams for international events, and oversees SUP schools and instruction in New Zealand.

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The team is train hard. The Rangitoto Observer is talking about the men of the team today both ex Westlake Boys High School students. Shout out to @beachseries who get a mention as well for helping make these champs by providing summer racing opportunities as these kids grew up. You can read full article here rangitoto-observer.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Rangitoto_Observer_30Sep2022.pdf See MoreSee Less

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The team is train hard. The Rangitoto Observer is talking about the men of the team today both ex Westlake Boys High School students. Shout out to @beachseries who get a mention as well for helping make these champs by providing summer racing opportunities as these kids grew up. You can read full article here https://rangitoto-observer.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Rangitoto_Observer_30Sep2022.pdf

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Exciting times!! Go hard team!

An opportunity to take the mighty Waikato River from Cambridge to Hamilton (Cam2Ham paddle race) was jumped at by more that 40 SUP paddlers with over 100 other paddle craft. A fast 400 cubic m/ flow, this year (resulted in over 26km course for most) if you worked the river opportunities to gain water speed. The unfamiliar river environment, caught many unaware with the odd eddy line causing a few swims and the pillowing narrows bridge section a few more swims but this is all part of the fun of the Cam2Ham.
18 year old Fergus Dunlop took out the fastest SUP of the day (1:46.11) by just 14 seconds from Jan Dunlop (1st master ). 3rd place was just as close with 11 seconds between Jordan(1:51.12) in 3rd and another master Chris Dickson taking 4th place overall. In the women’s 14 year old Rosara Davis took fastest women (1:57:41)in her first Cam2Ham (9th overall ) over winning masters women Marlene Bergh both under 2hrs for the 26km plus course.
Top 5 men
1.Fergus Dunlop
2.Jan Dunlop
3.Jordan Zagonel
4.Chris Dickson
5.Matt Johnstone

Top 5 Women
1.Rosara Davis
2.Marlene Bergh
3.Trudy Lile
4.Jane Rattanachai
5.Flis Pask

In the 11km event Husband and wife Karl and Pip Gaensicke took out 1 & 2 spots with Carmel Dowling taking 3rd overall.
Congratulation to you all. A special mention goes to 16 year old Tessa Nicholson who took on the full 26km event to the end in 2hrs: 47min. Tessa wanted more of a challenge after completing the 11km twice.
The full race results and category results can be studied here.
my2.raceresult.com/218633/RRPublish/pdf.php?name=Result%20Lists%7CMy%20Time%20Finisher%20List&con…
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2 weeks ago
An opportunity to take the mighty Waikato River from Cambridge to Hamilton (Cam2Ham paddle race) was jumped at by more that 40 SUP paddlers with over 100 other paddle craft. A fast 400 cubic m/ flow, this year (resulted in over 26km course for most) if you worked the river opportunities to gain water speed. The unfamiliar river environment, caught many unaware with the odd eddy line causing a few swims and the pillowing narrows bridge section a few more swims but this is all part of the fun of the Cam2Ham.
18 year old Fergus Dunlop took out the fastest SUP of the day (1:46.11) by just 14 seconds from Jan Dunlop (1st master ). 3rd place was just as close with 11 seconds between Jordan(1:51.12) in 3rd and another master Chris Dickson taking 4th place overall. In the women’s 14 year old Rosara Davis took fastest women (1:57:41)in her first Cam2Ham (9th overall ) over winning masters women Marlene Bergh both under 2hrs for the 26km plus course.
Top 5 men 
1.Fergus Dunlop 
2.Jan Dunlop 
3.Jordan Zagonel 
4.Chris Dickson 
5.Matt Johnstone

Top 5 Women 
1.Rosara Davis 
2.Marlene Bergh 
3.Trudy Lile 
4.Jane Rattanachai 
5.Flis Pask

In the 11km event Husband and wife Karl and Pip Gaensicke took out 1 & 2 spots with Carmel Dowling taking 3rd overall. 
Congratulation to you all. A special mention goes to 16 year old Tessa Nicholson who took on the full 26km event to the end in 2hrs: 47min. Tessa wanted more of a challenge after completing the 11km twice.
The full race results and category results can be studied here.
https://my2.raceresult.com/218633/RRPublish/pdf.php?name=Result%20Lists%7CMy%20Time%20Finisher%20List&contest=0&lang=en

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Special mentions to those who did it for the first time: Nigel Delaney, Douglas Melville, Jane Rattanachai all nailing the 26km and Carmel Dowling smashing out the 11km in a last minute entry💪💪

It's always been 26km each time I've done it 🤔

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Every Thursday evening right throughout the year, from 5pm - 6.30pm, stand up paddleboarding enthusiasts from all over the Far North get together at the Kerikeri Basin (by the Stone

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Whangarei Town Basin Quayside, Whangarei, Northland

Every Tuesday evening, right throughout the year,  the Riverside Paddlers launch into the Whangarei basin and have a social paddle and fun race - usually from the main town basin

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