An awesome day of racing to suit all classes and abilities
Race day is Sunday 28 October 2018
Race Start 9:30

       See the 2016 Results Page here      

The Canoe Showdown ...
open to all classes of Kayaks, canoes, skis and SUPs to race or casually cruise on the Mahurangi River.

Choose one of the three distances that best suits you and enter now! 
Bring the whole family and once racing is finished enjoy the Kowhai Festival.
Street stalls, delicious food, entertainment and lots more - fun for all ages.
 2km time trail. 
If you would like to take part in the Canoe Showdown but don't have a kayak thanks to Star Kayaks we are able to make that happen.
There will be a number of Star Kayaks available on race day and will compete in their own 2km time trial.
This is the perfect way to get into kayaking.
Come on down for a fun paddle with the family.
Enter the Canoe Showdown so we can ensure you will have a Star Kayak to paddle on the day. Spaces are limited.
Paddles and PDF's will be supplied.
Want To Know More?
If you have any questions, please send us a message uesing  the form below.
We aim to reply within 24 hours.
Alernatively you can call Terry on 021 074 8485 or email  

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This year's Canoe Showdown will be held on 2​8 October 2018
with the first race starting at 9:30am
10 km SUP race now added for both 12.6 and 14' boards.