Ocean Ski Racing is a rapidly growing watersport in New Zealand and around the world. Many ocean ski racing athletes have a background in flatwater kayaking and surf lifesaving.

Canoe Racing New Zealand’s Ocean Ski Racing athletes compete in both national and international events.

The key national event is the “King and Queen of the Harbour” held in Auckland. Traditionally held off Takapuna beach, this event varies in location depending on the wind as it is a downwind event. 

New Zealand boosts some of the world’s best Surfski paddlers led by reigning women’s world champion Danielle McKenzie. Her fellow Kiwis Teneale Hatton and Rachel Clarke have also snared medals on the World Championship stage.