2017 WWXL BoaterX @ Wero


Sunday 26 November 2017 the second annual WWXL BoaterX is on at Vector Wero Whitewater park in Auckland. The following weekend after the Kaituna Time-trial, the WWXL 4 person boaterX is held on the Grade 4 section of the course with big prize money up for grabs.

To take home top WWXL BoaterX honours (and the prize money) paddlers are allocated points from BOTH the Kaituna Time-trial AND the WWXL BoaterX, which are then added together for a final points total and ranking.

Entry for the WWXL BoaterX is $140, which includes entry into the Kaituna Time-trial also. (Kaituna TT event only is $25)

WWXL are still taking entries for the BoaterX until Saturday 18th November so head on over to https://wwxl.co.nz/ for more info and REGISTER for the boaterX!


WWXL BOATRX – Points Allocation for All Categories

  K1 K1W
WWXL BOATRX -Kaituna Time Trial 500 500
WWXL BOATRX – Head to Head 500 500
Total 1000 1000

1st Place   100%
2nd Place  88%
3rd Place   79%
4th Place   72%
5th – 18th   less 3% each place

WWXL BOATRX Open Category Prize Money

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
BXK1M  $2,000  $1,500  $1,200  $1,100  $1,000  $900  $800  $700  $600  $500
BXK1W  $2,000  $1,500  $1,200  $1,100  $1,000  $900  $800  $700  $600  $500


Kaituna Time-Trial 2017


The first race of 5 in the 2017/18 NZ Extreme race series kicks off on the Kaituna River, Okere Falls on the 18th November 2017.

It consists of a time trial race, a long boat race and finally a 3 person teams relay race.

Categories: Open Men, Open Women, U18 Men, U18 Women, Masters (40 and over)

Prize money: Podium for the time-trial event will receive prize money (amount depends on no. of entries)

Entry: $25 (pre-registered), or $30 on the day.

Registration: Fill in the form at the bottom of this post and complete payment details. International paddlers without a NZ bank account are able to pay on the day.

WWXL PADDLERS: Anyone already registered for the WWXL BoaterX has free entry into the Kaituna Time-trial. Head over to https://wwxl.co.nz/wwxl-boatrx/ to register if you havent already!


  • For the Time Trial you will get two race laps down the Kaituna River to post your fastest single lap time, which will count for your overall ranking.
  • Time-trial starts from the ramp at the control gates (put-in), all the way down to bottom hole, where there will be a finish touch-banner on river left.

Long Boat race:

  • Time trial format
  • Any plastic boat 2.7m or longer can race

Team Relay Race:

  • 3 person teams
  • BoaterX rules apply.
  • 3 legs – ‘Control gates to Weir’, ‘Weir to Waterfall’, ‘Waterfall to Bottom Hole’.
  • Mass Start from Control Gates
  • Teams can decide their own order.
  • Each team member must pass their team ‘baton’ to their next racer before the exit of the pool at the end of each leg.


  • Safety will be placed at Weir, Waterfall and Bottom hole rapids.

Kaituna Time-trial day Schedule:

8:30am – 9:15am – Late Registrations and Bib pickup @ Okere Falls store

9:15am – Mandatory Race Briefing @ Okere Falls store

10:00am til 12pm – Time trial Racing (Competitor start times to be announced on race day)
12:30pm – Long boat Race (1 lap only)

2pm – Teams relay (mass start)

4:00pm – Prize giving @ Okere Falls store


Fill in and submit the form below, and complete your registration by depositing your $25 entry fee via internet banking into the following account…  PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS 9PM 17TH NOVEMBER.

Account name: NZEWW Events

Account No.: 38-9016-0537751-00

Reference: Entrant Name and Event Name e.g B Bayly Kaituna TT

2016/17 NZEWW Extreme Race series Champions!

Congratulations to our NZ extreme Race Champions for 2017!

Defending Men’s national champion Carl Whitehead of Te Puke has taken out the men’s competition the second year in a row! Closely followed by Zack Mutton (Rotorua) 2nd and Joe Morley (GBR) in 3rd.

2016 Adidas Sickline world champion Sandra Hyslop (GBR) reigned supreme in the women’s competition followed by Toni George (Rotorua) 2nd and Kim Dodd (Rotorua) in 3rd. Sandra as winner of the 2017 series also receives the Lulu memorial trophy and grant.

In the Junior Men’s competition George Snook (Rotorua) took top honours from his neighbour Michel Uhl, with Swiss speedster Jan Rohrer in 3rd. Jan deserves special mention as he dominated the junior field and also placed very respectively in the open men category for a couple of series races. All 3 Junior men pose a serious threat to the open men in years to come.


2017 NZEWW Open Mens Extreme Race Series Points Standings


2017 NZEWW Open Women Extreme Race Series Points Standings


2017 NZEWW Junior Men Extreme Race Series Points Standings

Buller festival Boater X 2017 results

Congrats to the winners of the Kayak HQ Boater Cross! Will Nelson (Jr Men), Joe Morley (Open Men), Lotte Rayner (Jr women) and Rata Lovell-Smith (Open


For more photos of the day check the Bullerfest FB page https://www.facebook.com/BullerFestival/

Boater X Finals Results

Bullerfest Kayak HQ Boater X 2017

Cheers to Michael Bollen for putting together a sweet little edit of the weekends activities…


2017 Wairoa Extreme Race Results


Open Men top 4 from left: Mike McVey (4th), Lawrance Simpson (2nd), Carl Whitehead (1st) and John Snook (3rd).


Open Women top 4: Kim Dodd, Toni George, Martina Wegman and Sandra Hyslop.


Junior Men top 3 Michel Uhl (3rd), Jan Rohrer (1st) and George Snook (2nd)

Time Trial Results:

H2H Results:

Click the links below for Head 2 Head tournament bracket results…

2017 Wairoa H2H Open Men

2017 Wairoa H2H Open Women

2017 Wairoa H2H Mens Plate round

Wairoa update

IMPORTANT NOTICE! – Due to heavy rain the Wairoa rose to flood stage today. It is now dropping, and it may continue to drop to release flow by tomorrow, however, with further rain forecast tonight we cannot guarantee a raceable flow tomorrow. We have decided to POSTPONE the Wairoa Time-trial until the next day – Sunday 19th Feb. Both the Boater X and a modified time-trial will be held on Sunday. Rego and Bib pickup up at Lake Mclaren (same as normal) will be from 9am – 9:30am. Please spread the word to those you know will be affected by this.