scoop.co.nz 12 Mar, 2021 20:45 am

A Great Way To Enjoy Level 1 - NZ Paddle Boarding Nationals!

A Great Way To Enjoy Level 1 - NZ Paddle Boarding Nationals!
Waterbourne beach festival got away again today in Level 1. The event kicked off with the Barfoot & Thompson Stand Up Paddleboard Nationals, which is a 3 day competition that started with sprint racing at Lake Pupuke this afternoon. This ...

Jo Aleh took out 1st place in the woman’s category with Marlene Jackson in 2nd and Angela McKee in 3rd.William Dunlop got 1st place in the under 16 division.Mike Pirrit got first in the over 40 division, Jan Dunlop got 1st place in the over 50 and James Henderson placed first in the over 60.” Laurence Carey, event organiser, said, “A great day on and off the water before a weekend of live music, paddle boarding and the Americas Cup” “It is great to have so many athletes competing and taking part” “Without the support of partners like Barfoot & Thompson, MyRepublic and Tip Top, this recent lockdown would have meant we couldn’t run the nationals, however their ongoing support has been critical to our survival” “Although our event has been drastically impacted by the recent lockdown, what we have been able to confirm for the upcoming week will be a taste of what was organized and what is to come in 2022” Tomorrow will be action packed as well with the SUP long distance race at 9.

30am off the beach, the America’s Cup on the big screen in the afternoon along with free live music.To pre register for free live music or movie nights go to waterbourne.

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