NZ 10km Championships/Kayak Krazy Winter Series Finale


Dec 03

03:00 pm


Lake Tikitapu, Rotorua


Karen Simpson-Warren

After postponement of the initial date in Rotorua, the final race in the Kayak Krazy winter series for 2023 will be held in conjunction with the CRNZ Tikitapu 1 Sprint event, in the afternoon following sprint racing on Sunday 3rd December.

Not only is it it 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 – 2-3km
14&U, 16&U, recreational – 5km
SUP- all ages 7-8km
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.

Entry Information

Clubs can also enter paddler using the Club Online Entry System .

You can also enter on the day, but organisers appreciate early entry for planning purposes.

Entry Fees:

Free for paddlers entered in the Tikitapu Sprint event.
If not competing in the Sprint racing:
10km paddlers-  $30.00
2.5 and 5km paddlers – $20.00
On-the-day entries will be subject to an additional $5 late entry fee. Please bring correct change.

Kayak Krazy Series information

To be part of the Kayak Krazy 10km Winter series, you need to compete in 2 races.
For full series information including event dates, points and division details-

If you have any queries, contact