NZ Freestyle Nationals and Hawea Opening


Central Otago Whitewater invites paddlers to the NZ Freestyle Kayak Nationals and the official opening of the Hawea Whitewater Park on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March. The weekend will be packed with fun and competitive events for paddlers of all ages and abilities. Saturday’s feature is the NZ Freestyle Championships, but will also include Raft-a-Cross, King of the Wave and Best Move Competitions. The official opening of the waves will occur between 5pm and 6:30 and will be followed by a light dinner for competitors and invited guests. (Non-competitors will be able to buy a dinner pass for $15).

Sunday will feature the NZ Freestyle Kayak Team trials for this years World Championship; alongside there will be several other events.

NZ Pyranha have also come to the party and have offered a brand new Pyranha Jed freestyle kayak as a spot-prize. With support also coming from Paddle-Power and the Lake Hawea Hotel.

More details, entry costs, and registration information will be available at in the coming week.
– Antz Longman