Poor Knights Crossing


Sep 19

06:30 am - 04:00 pm


Tutakaka, Northland



Tim Eves

The Poor Knights Crossing is a 30km open ocean downwind race open to surf skis, waka and SUPs. It is Aotearoa’s toughest open ocean downwind race. It runs from the Poor Knights Marine Reserve to Tutukaka, Northland, New Zealand and is hosted by Mitamitaga o le Pasefika Va’a-alo Canoe Club.

The testy waters and unpredictable wind swells make this an event unique on the calendar that will challenge paddling skills and endurance.

A 30km open ocean challenge with Zest Brokers and Dive! Tutukaka

NOTE: race day is Sept 19 with Sunday Sept 20 set aside as a reserve day (weather). Please book accommodation and flight accordingly.

A unique open ocean paddle event that starts inside the biggest sea cave in the Southern Hemisphere, heads through a natural rock archway and finishes inside the world renowned Tutukaka Harbour. First rate safety, hospitality that welcomes you and open ocean paddling that will challenge.

Please note:

– Every competitor is provided with a race shirt

– Meal tickets (every entrant gets one as part of the entry but extra meal tickets need to be purchased if needed) @ $20

– Additional Event T-shirts are $30

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