Queen and King of the Bay & South Island Surfski Championships

Date

Feb 20 - Feb 21

12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location

Kaiteriteri Beach

Contact

027 4266734

Nathan Fa'avae

Queen and King of the Bay and South Island Surfski Championships

Saturday 20 and 21 February

Introduction

Welcome to the annual surfski weekend or racing in Tasman Bay, There are two superb ocean paddling courses. The Queen and King of the Bay links two iconic attractions; Kaiteriteri Beach and Mapua Wharf. The other course is equally awesome, linking Cable Bay and Tahunanui Beach. The beauty of having two days and two courses is that the races can be put on the day that best suits the conditions. The aim will be to have the Queen and King of the Bay on Saturday, but if weather dictates, it will be on Sunday.

Queen and King of the Bay

Start

Kaiteriteri Beach

Finish

Port Mapua

Distance

26km

Event information

Registration 12:00pm-12.45pm – Kaiteriteri Beach

Start Waves

Division 5 – 1:00pm – (average speed = 8-9km/h)

Division 4 – 1:15pm (average speed = 9-10km/h)

Division 3 – 1:30pm (average speed = 10-11km/h)

Division 2 – 1:45pm (average speed = 11-12km/h)

Division 1 – 2:00pm (average speed = 12-13+km/h)

Paddle times range from 1:40 to 3:00 hours

Entry Package

Timed race with safety vessel support

Race number

Prizes and awards

Enter

Standard entry ends Jan 31/late entry in February

www.kayakhq.co.nz

Categories

U20 Female and Male

Open Female and Male

50+ Female and Male

Awards

Mapua Wharf 4:30pm

Weather

Water temperature in February 18-20C

High Tide 4:35pm, Feb 20

Best local weather information:

http://www.swellmap.co.nz/surfing/new-zealand/ruby-bay

Rules

Pfd must be worn

Leg or body leash worn

1 x communication device must be carried (epirb, phone, vhf marine radio)

Ski hire

If you are wanting to rent a ski locally for the event, there are a lot of skis in Tasman Bay and chances are you’ll be able to arrange something. The best place to start would be posting on the Tasman Bay Kayak Racing Club facebook page of contact KayakHQ.

Previous winners

Queens

2009  Jane Martin

2010  Jane Martin

2011  Fleur Lattimore

2012  Suzie LeCren

2013  Suzie LeCren

2014  Suzie LeCren

2015  Lynley Coventry

2016  Lisa Morrison

2017  Lynley Coventry

2018  Lynley Coventry

2019  Carly Tyler

2020  Rachel Clarke

Kings

2009  Nathan Fa’avae

2010  Nathan Fa’avae

2011  Nathan Fa’avae

2012  Dan Busch

2013  Sam Dillon

2014  David Ayer

2015  Hadyn Lockie

2016  Haydn Lockie

2017  Haydn Lockie

2018  Andrew Mowlem

2019  Toby Brooke

2020  Ben Keys

 

South Island Surfski Championships

Start

Cable Bay Beach – NE end (or reverse course Tahuna to Cable if south-westerly)

Finish

Tahunanui Beach

Distance

21km

Event Information

Registration 12:00pm (Cable Bay Beach)

Event Briefing for all paddlers 12:45pm

Start Waves

Division 5 – 1:00pm – (average speed = 8-9km/h)

Division 4 – 1:15pm (average speed = 9-10km/h)

Division 3 – 1:30pm (average speed = 10-11km/h)

Division 2 – 1:45pm (average speed = 11-12km/h)

Division 1 – 2:00pm (average speed = 12-13+km/h)

Entry Package

Timed race with safety vessel support

Race number

Enter

www.kayakhq.co.nz

Categories

U20 Female and Male

Open Female and Male

50+ Female and Male

Weather

Closer to the event entrants will be updated with weather information and if there are any route changes. The course can be run in both directions with northerly winds or the usal north-east sea breeze for the Cable Bay to Tahuna direction, and in south-westerly winds the course would be run in reverse (Tahuna to Cable). The back-up course starts and finishes at Tahunanui Beach.

Water temperature in February 18-20C

High Tide 16:27, Feb 16

Best local weather

https://www.windy.com

Rules

Pfd must be worn

Leg or body leash worn

1 x communication device must be carried (epirb, phone, vhf marine radio)

1 x signalling tool must be carried (whistle, mirror, flare – smoke flare are best in daytime)