Event Title
Queen & King of the Bay Nelson
Start Date
Saturday, 19 January 2019
End Date
Sunday, 20 January 2019
Kaiteriteri Beach
Nathan Fa'ave
Contact Number
nathan@nathanfaavae.nz 027 426 6734

This annual surf ski race runs from Kaiteriteri Beach to Port Mapua. It is a 26km paddle along the coastline in Tasman Bay, past Motueka, Kina and Ruby Bay. The prevailing wind in the summer is a northerly which is a tail wind over the paddlers left shoulder. Sea conditions is typically wind generated chop, more like lake conditions as opposed to open ocean. Depending on the lines paddlers take, they can be up to 2.5km from shore during the race.

Targeted race day is Saturday 26 January with Sunday as back-up day.  Registration 12.00pm - 1.00pm.

It is GOLD event in the New Zealand Paddler Series

For full details see the event website

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