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14 Paddle events
Kayak Krazy 10km Series Mana
image descriptionOnepoto Rowing Club, Porirua Wellington

The Kayak Krazy 10km Series Mana will take place on the 5th of July 2020. The Crazy Kayak Series is hosted by a number of canoe clubs around the country.

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Kayak Krazy 10km Series Waitemata
image descriptionWaitemata Canoe and Multisport Club, Te Atatu Auckland

The Kayak Krazy 10km Series Waitemata will take place on the 11th of July 2020. The Crazy Kayak Series is hosted by a number of canoe clubs around the country.

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Kayak Krazy 10km Series Hawkes Bay
image descriptionFarndon Park, Clive Hawkes Bay

The Kayak Krazy 10km Series Hawkes Bay will take place on the 12th of July 2020. The Crazy Kayak Series is hosted by a number of canoe clubs around the country.

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Kayak Krazy 10km Series Waitemata 25 July
image descriptionWaitemata Canoe and Multisport Club, Te Atatu Auckland

The third Waitemata leg of the Kayak Krazy 10km Series will take place on the 25th of July 2020. The Crazy Kayak Series is hosted by a number of canoe clubs around the country.

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Kayak Krazy 10km Series Karapiro
image descriptionLake Karapiro Waikato

The Kayak Krazy 10km Series Lake Karapiro will take place on the 9th of August 2020. The Crazy Kayak Series is hosted by a number of canoe clubs around the country.

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Kayak Krazy 10km Championships
image descriptionLake Okareka, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

Kayak Krazy 10km Championships will take place on the 29th of August 2020 at Lake Okareka, Rotorua.  This is the final race in the Kayak Krazy 10km series and is also the national 10km champs. This series has races for all ages and abilities.  

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South Island Canoe Sprint Championships
image descriptionRuantanuiwha Rowing Centre, Twizel Canterbury

The South Island Canoe Sprint Championships will be held at Ruantanuiwha Rowing Centre, Twizel on the 26-27 September 2020. South Island clubs will vie for the coveted South Island Trophy. The event also includes the South Island School Champs.

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Blue Lake National Canoe Sprint Regatta - Race 1
image descriptionBlue Lake, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

The first Blue Lake National Canoe Sprint Regatta be held at Lake Tikitapu in Rotorua on the 10th and 11th of October 2020.

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Vaikobi Auckland King & Queen of the Harbour
image descriptionTakapuna Auckland

The Vaikobi Auckland King & Queen of the Harbour is part of the Darcy Price NZ Ocean Surfski series. The event will return on the 5th of December 2020 and features SUP and Waka-Ama categories.

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Blue Lake National Canoe Sprint Regatta - Race 2
image descriptionBlue Lake, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

The second Blue Lake National Canoe Sprint Regatta be held at Lake Tikitapu in Rotorua on the 12th and 13th of December 2020.

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2021 Waka Ama Sprint Nationals
image descriptionLake Karapiro Waikato

The highlight of the waka ama sprint calendar! Come check out the racing as the best of the best from the tamariki to the Master 70s hit the waters of Lake Karāpiro for a week of exhilarating racing!

Registrations for this event must be carried out through a Waka Ama NZ...

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James Moore-morial Champions Cup
image descriptionMount Maunganui Bay of Plenty

The James Moore-morial Champions Cup is the the 2nd race of the Darcy Price NZ Ocean Surfski series. The event will be held on the 6th of February 2021 at Mount Maunganui.

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NZCT New Zealand Canoe Sprint Championships
image descriptionLake Karapiro Waikato

The NZCT New Zealand Canoe Sprint Championships will be held at Lake Karapiro from the 19 - 21 February 2021. The event is the pinnacle of the canoe sprint domestic season and is open to all age groups.

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Te Heke 2021
image descriptionWaiheke Auckland

Te Heke is a 56km circumnavigational relay paddle challenge around beautiful Waiheke Island. The racing vessels can either be a one man waka ama (outrigger canoe), surfski, or a standup paddleboard (SUP). Also welcome are 2, 3 and 4 man Waka Ama craft.

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