The Takapuna Beach Cup is New Zealand's Premier 3 Day Outrigger Canoe Paddle Festival which takes place on the spectacular Hauraki Gulf.
On Friday there is an open invitation for all to joins us for the Official Welcoming ceremony before we host a 5km warm up race.
Saturday features the epic 42km Marathon Race with sea changes, set on a course out and around Rangitoto, Motutapu and Rakino Islands. There is also a grueling 21km Half-Iron Race with no sea changes in which a 6-person crew paddles the full distance out and around Motutapu Island.
Sunday is a colourful day on the water with the traditional 24km Outrigger Relay in which competitors compete in one or two man canoes and swap throughout the race.
There is also a 10km Junior and Novice race on this day with all the courses set close to the beach to allow spectators to follow the progress of the teams.
As you can see our Event caters for all types of paddlers, whether you are a serious competitor, a novice or a junior we have a race for you!
If you're asking yourself what is Outrigger Paddling and would like to know more about this sport, then head down to Takapuna Beach to check it out.
So come and join us for an action packed weekend of paddling!