Paddle Board Ninja Games
8-10 March 2019 | Eastbourne, Wellington.
Stand up for mens mental health! If you have always wanted to try paddle boarding, or make your weekend paddle a bit more exciting then here is your opportunity. This March Waterbourne will host New Zealand's first ever Paddle Ninja Games where competitors will race each other around an exciting inflatable obstacle park.
Alongside having a great time with friends and family, entrants will have the opportunity to support mental health with a portion of their entry fee going towards Movember. Entrants will also have the opportunity to continue fundraising as they build up to the event.
What we encourage
Fun costumes & wigs
Give it a go attitude
Do you have what it takes?
A true ninja doesn’t let the elements stop him from succeeding! This year Waterbourne will host the first ever paddle boarding Ninja Games, where athletes will make their way through a course and be crowned the ultimate ninja. After years of training, focus and preparation, Waterbourne will thank every ninja by donating $5 to Movember.
Why the Ninja Games?
An active, fun lifestyle ensures you keep you mind and body active, providing you with the energy to enjoy the things which mean most to you. A true ninja doesn’t let challenges stop them, which is which is why we have partnered with Movember to raise awareness for mens mental health. More then 50% of New Zealanders suffer from mental health issues at some point in their life, and we want to ensure the public overcome these hurdles or should we say… inflatable obstacles!
It's simple, get behind the ninja games and try something new, get active and support mens health. If you can grow a mo even better, and make sure you make your family proud!
What do I need?
All you need to do is buy a ticket! Waterbourne provides entrants with:
Starboard Inflatable SUP Boards
Starboard Adjustable Paddles
Impact Vest Style PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices)
We encourage potential ninjas to get out on a paddle board before the event and practice balance, stamina and self control as these will each act as key elements to success! Why not try a one-week unlimited pass with SUPWell (if you're in Auckland) and do some classes? Visit Class Schedule
In order to be eligible to become a Waterbourne Ninja we encourage both males and females to grow moustaches (face fluff is welcome). Ninjas must also be
12 years +
Able to swim
Secrets to becoming a Waterbourne ninja
Learn the paddle boarding ninja way
Understand your morals, ideas and philosophies
Train your mind and body
Understand your equipment alongside its strengths and weaknesses
Master self control
New Zealand's Premier Watersports Event.
Wellington's one of the windiest cities in the world, and an ideal spot for a three day festival of exhilating watersports. Set against a gorgeous ocean backdrop, action packed days on the water move to the dance floor as the setting sun provides natural ambiance for the infamous Waterbourne beach party where live music allows all ages to make the most of the contagious Wellington nightlife.
Making the most of the weather conditions there's plenty to do and watch whether you're a paddleboarder, kite and windsurfer. SUPers of all abilities will be able to enjoy the sheer chaos and fun of the Waterbourne Ninja Games or take on their wind and wave loving kite and windsurf counterparts in the downwind Ocean Clash.
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Eastbourne provides the ideal conditions to keep riders and spectators entertained. With gentle rolling swell to rough sea chop, there is always something exciting going on.
The iconic 'Ocean Clash' provides SUPers and Foil SUPers with the opportunity to take on their wind and wave loving counterparts, as they fight to win the 11km long distance race. The first to cross the finish line is crowned champion. Each discipline has a handicap outlined in the 'Notice of Race'. With winds ranging from 10-50knots, the event committee will decide what day is best suited for the race.
We believe in encouraging development and demonstrating the highest level of paddle boarding! Waterbourne attracts the worlds best athletes, whilst encouraging people of all ages to try our amazing water sport.
Whether you have an inflatable or a race board, come down and join the fun on the water.
FREE Gear Transport
Whether you are coming from the deep south or the far north, New Zealand paddle boarders will be able to take advantage of FREE gear transport thanks to KiwiRail.
All paddle boarders need to do is take their equipment to the local drop off location (Auckland or Christchurch) and then arrive at the event site where their equipment will be waiting.
Drop off dates (to Wellington)
Auckland - March 5th
Christchurch - March 4th
Auckland - March 13th
Christchurch - March 14th
How many bags can I send? The first 20 paddle boarders from each location will be able to send one board which is all included in your entry fee!