Course: Beach start Sullivans Bay, Mahurangi for a 3km upwind punch to a buoy off the coast, then paddlers turned south to Orewa Beach catching 2-meter running swells with a constant 20 knot wind. Surf finish and beach sprint at Orewa Surf Club.
1. Titouan Puyo, New Caledonia, 1:17:22- line honours and first international
2. Marcus Hansen, New Zealand, 1:19:06
3. Trevor Tunnington, New Zealander, 1:19:43 (living in Australia)
4. JP Tobin, New Zealand, 1:20:03
5. Ollie Houghton, New Zealand 1:21:04
1. Annabel Anderson, New Zealand, 1:26:34 – defended her title to become the seven-time national champion in the long distance.
2. Penelope Strickland, New Zealand, 1:31:54
3. Brianna Orams, New Zealand, 1:37:53 (15-years old)
4. Marlene Jackson, New Zealand, 1:39:52
Day two – Sunday March 12
Technical surf race
The technical surf race is a 4.5km M-shape course, in-and-out of the surf in front of the Orewa Surf Club. Conditions saw paddlers complete the course in rain squalls and onshore winds gusting 30-knots in the morning, easing over the day, with 6ft swell easing to 2-3 foot in the afternoon.
1. Titouan Puyo, New Caledonia (line honours and first international
2. Marcus Hansen, New Zealand
3. Trevor Tunnington, New Zealand (lives in Australia)
4. Ollie Houghton, New Zealand (17-year-old, North Shore)
1. Annabel Anderson, New Zealand
2, Brianna Orams. New Zealand (15-year-old, North Shore)
3. Victoria Stuart, New Zealand
NZ SUP president Gavin Houghton says it’s a great achievement for the event to have three of the world’s top-20 athletes competing – Titouan Puyo (#4-mens), Trevor Tunnington (#19- mens) and Annabel Anderson (#1-female).
“It was impressive to see the performance of the Kiwi athletes against these top names this weekend,” Houghton says. Marcus Hansen was ahead of Tunnington in both races, while 17-year-old Ollie Houghton and JP Tobin had parity with them in the surf technical race and distance races respectively.
Almost 300 paddlers took part across the weekend’s events, with ages ranging from 6-76.
“The NZ Sup Nationals not only celebrates our elite paddlers, it’s a celebration of the sport across the country and it’s great to see both professional and amateur athletes battling it out across the weekend.”
Houghton says the level of competition increases significantly each year, largely on the back of weekly summer race series such as the City Surf Series in Mission Bay and Beach Series in Takapuna and Orewa. Auckland is still the dominant region for the sport, Houghton says. “The goal for NZ SUP is to grow the sport and get the regions more involved with our national championships.”
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