Commit to a summer of SUP racing!

Want to get into Stand-Up Paddling but not sure where to start? Own a board and feeling guilty you are not out there enjoying it regularly? The Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series is a great opportunity to get into Stand-Up Paddling and make it part of your weekly exercise regime. We’ll show you how!

Stand-Up Paddle Options

  • 1km SUP (beginner)
  • 3km SUP
  • Elite 4km SUP

Come, try it out, and then commit to the Beach Series this summer. You’ll love it, and the mirror’s going to thank you!

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Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) racing is an exciting sport and is the perfect whole body work-out. It improves balance, co-ordination, strength, is stress reducing and invigorating.

Four 1km lap courses will be used in 2017-18 to provide SUPers variety each week, and will be chosen according to wind and weather forecasts. Courses will be notified in the weekly enews and confirmed on event day on the ‘Course Info’ board.

1km SUP (beginner)

Board Type
– 14′
– 12’6″, Inflatable & Surfboard

Age Category
– U19
– Open (19-49 years)
– Masters (50+)

3km SUP

Board Type
– 14′
– 12’6″, Inflatable & Surfboard

Age Category
– U19
– Open (19-49 years)
– Masters (50+)

Elite 4km SUP

Board Type
– 14′
– 12’6″, Inflatable & Surfboard

Age Category
– U19
– Open (19-49 years)
– Masters (50+)

Event Safety and Rules

  • Event Rules and Safety Guidelines can be found HERE and at the event base each week
  • Leashes are compulsory for all stand-up paddlers
  • Series points will be deducted or a participant disqualified if maker buoys are not rounded correctly (ie. a corner is cut)
  • Series points may be deducted if stand-up paddlers do not cross the finish line with their paddle

Safety Briefing Times and Locations

For your safety it is compulsory for all participants to attend their event briefing each week.

  • Junior Events (run & swim only) – Takapuna Reserve at 5.45pm
  • Adult Events – Takapuna Reserve at 6.20pm

Terms & Conditions and Waiver

It is compulsory for all participants to read and accept our Terms & Conditions and Waiver. These will be included in your online entry, but can also be found HERE.

First Timer? Find out More

If you are a first timer you can also find out more information about the event HERE

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It is important that participants check their course map on the event base info board as these will change each week.

Courses will be briefly explained in the Event Safety Briefings but please make sure you are familiar with your course before your event. If you are unsure please ask a Beach Series volunteer before your safety briefing.

Course #1 – 1km, 3km & 4km

Course #2 – 1km, 3km & 4km

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Course #3 – 1km, 3km & 4km

Course #4 – 1km, 3km & 4km (Foul Weather)

Takapuna Foul Weather SUP

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Event 1Tuesday 7 November, 2017
Event 2Tuesday 21 November, 2017
Event 3Tuesday 28 November, 2017
Event 4Tuesday 5 December, 2017
Event 5Tuesday 12 December, 2017
Event 6Tuesday 19 December, 2017
Event 7Tuesday 16 January, 2018
Event 8Tuesday 23 January, 2018
Event 9Tuesday 30 January, 2018
Event 10Tuesday 6 February, 2018
Event 11Tuesday 13 February, 2018
Event 12Tuesday 20 February, 2018
Event 13Tuesday 27 February, 2018
Event 14Tuesday 6 March 2018
Event 15Tuesday 13 March, 2018
Event 16Tuesday 20 March, 2018
Event 17Tuesday 27 March, 2018
Event 18Tuesday 3 April, 2018
12.00noonOnline registrations close
5.00pmEvent Registration opens at Franc's Bar (new event registrations are accepted, but please note it is cheaper to register online)
6.20pmSafety Briefing for all SUP events - Takapuna Reserve
6.30pm4km SUP event starts (all categories)
6.31pm4km SUP event starts (all categories)
6.32pm4km SUP event starts