2021 Auckland King and Queen of the Harbour

13 November postponed - new date coming soon

The 2021 Vaikobi Auckland King & Queen of the Harbour will be brought to you by the Takapuna Boating Club.

New Zealand's premier ocean ski event also features SUP and Waka-Ama categories, and will see the Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf play host to the best paddlers this country has to offer. 

This race is proudly part of the Darcy Price NZ Ocean Surfski Series.

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We have three possible long course options between 18-23km all finishing at Takapuna, designed to provide the best downwind run regardless of wind direction. The final course will be decided on Wednesday 10 November. 
A  6km short course will also be available, starting and finishing at Takapuna Boating Club

Shakespear Regional Park to Takapuna (20-22km) - Starting at Te Hurihi Bay at the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, paddlers will have a direct line down to Takapuna. In open exposed water, wind against tide should provide an exciting and technical paddle, and see everyone land on the beach with a smile on their face.

Waitemata Canoe Club (Te Atatu Peninsula) to Takapuna (22-23km) - If the westerly wind is blowing, this course will give us an awesome 15km run down the Harbour and under the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge. Paddlers will go through the heart of Auckland city, before rounding North Head and onto the home stretch- a 6km slogfest up to the finish at Takapuna Beach. Outgoing tide will give paddlers a helpful push around the course.

Takapuna Rangitoto Loop (18-19km) -Starting at the event base at Takapuna Beach, paddlers will race out towards Rangitoto Lighthouse. A left turn around the lighthouse will see paddlers hug the stunning and untouched coastline of the northern side of Rangitoto Island, before swinging back around for a straight run home.

Short Course (6km) - Starting at the event base at Takapuna Beach, short course paddlers will complete an out and back loop. 

There will be trailers and shuttles available from Takapuna Boating Club to the start venue. 


Event schedule will depend on the course/start venue but long course start will be either 11am, 11.30am or 12pm.
Compulsory gear check and briefing will occur at the start venue before the race.

Online entries coming soon...

Kids of the Harbour 

We will be running an event for kids to take part in at Takapuna beach following the main event. 
All boats, paddles and PFD's will be provided.

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Contact Danika Mowlem (event manager)
+6421 202 6154