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More than 130 stand up paddleboarders from as far away as Dunedin competed in the 2019 New Zealand SUP Championships at Waitangi during the weekend. It was the first time the national event had been held in Northland.
Racing alongside the country's top paddleboarders were 70 youngsters from seven high schools, from Dargaville to Kaitaia, contesting the Northland Secondary Schools SUP Championships.
Races ranged from short sprints on Waitangi Estuary to a 16km slog around a few islands in the Bay, then up Waitangi River to Haruru Falls and back.
The event was based at Te Tii B3 Trust's Waitangi Holiday Park and run by Kerikeri paddleboard guru Bill Dawes. Photos by Peter de Graaf.