NZ 10km Championships/Kayak Krazy Winter Series Finale – Rotorua


Sep 30 - Sep 30

11:00 am - 02:00 pm


Boyes Beach, Millars Rd, Lake Okareka, Rotorua

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Karen Simpson-Warren

The final race in the Kayak Krazy winter series for 2023 will be held on the spectacular Boyes Beach, Lake Okareka in Rotorua on Saturday 30th September , and it is worth double series points! It is also the Canoe Racing NZ  10km National Championships, with paddlers eligible for national medals in all kayak divisions.

The Kayak Krazy 10km Winter series is made up club-run paddling races around New Zealand to keep all paddlers active and connected over the winter months. 

This is the final race in the series, worth double points – if you’ve raced two or more of other series races you could be up for a series win, as well as in the draw for a $300 travel voucher spot prize thanks to Worldwide Travellers Gisborne!

Open to anyone who wants to come and paddle-  K1, multicraft boats (skis, multisport boats, sea kayaks, recreational craft),  SUP, Waka Ama and K2/Doubleskis.

Age groups/distances/categories will be:

    • 12&Under – 2.5km
    • 14&U, 16&U, recreational – 5km
    • SUP (all ages) -7.5km
    • 18&U, Open, Masters – 10km
    • K2/Double Skis– 10km

Masters age groups will be split into 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+, depending on sufficient numbers in each category.
Recreational 5km division is not a Kayak Krazy series division, but there for people who want to get on the water, paddle/race but not do 10km.


10.00am Registration Open
10.45am  Race Briefing
11.00am  Racing starts
BBQ and Prizegiving will follow asap after races are complete.
There will be a junior Kahawai event in the afternoon, following the 10km series race. For more information and to enter, visit

Entry Information

Clubs can also enter using the Club Online Entry System.

You can also enter on the day, but organisers appreciate early entry for planning purposes. On-the-day entries will be subject to late entry fees. Please bring correct change.

Entry Fees:
10km paddlers $30.00
2.5 and 5km paddlers $20.00
There is a $5 late entry fee for entries received after 24 September.

Kayak Krazy Series information

To be part of the Kayak Krazy 10km Winter series, you need to compete in 2 races, plus the 10km Champs at Rotorua on 30th September.
For full series information including event dates, points and division details-

If you have any queries, contact