Deep south downwind
DEEP SOUTH DOWNWIND
Start Location: TBC - Conditions Dependant
Finish: TBC - Conditions Dependant
Friday 8 December - 5pm - 7pm @ Altitude Brewing (Sugar Lane, Frankton)
Boat Checks and Compulsory Gear Checks are required for every competitor and happen at the start line (from 12:30m on race day)
Everyone must attend the race briefing at 2:30pm- Location TBC
Start waves will be allocated at registration
- Paddle times range from 1:40 - 3:00+ hours
- Paddlers can choose which ever wave they feel matches their ability best
Single Ski, W1, OC1:
$75 for SLMC Members, $90 for non-members (until 15 Nov 2023)
$90 for SLMC Members, $120 for non-members (from 16 Nov 2023)
Double Ski, W2, OC2:
$60pp = $120/boat (until 15 Nov 2023)
$150/boat (from 16 Nov 2023)
$40pp = $240/boat (until 15 Nov 2023)
$300/boat (from 16 Nov 2023)
PADDLERS MUST BE COMPETENT IN THEIR CHOSEN CRAFT AND BE ABLE TO RE-MOUNT/SELF RESCUE PROFICIENTLY.
DEEPSOUTH DOWNWIND OPEN TO:
SURF SKIS, WAKA AMA, OCEAN RACING SPECIFIC SUP
SATURDAY 9 December 2023
The Finish Line
The finish line for the Deep South Downwind will be confirmed when the course is announced.
Race End: When you have completed your epic down wind paddle and round the shore line towards the finish, head towards the SLMC flags on the beach, you will need to dismount your paddle craft and run to the time keepers to stop the clock. Once your race completion is recorded, collect your ski/waka/kayak/SUP from the beach to make way for other paddlers.
Vehicle Access: There will be easy vehicle access and heaps of parking at the finish line
Prize Giving: There will be a delicious pie and something cool and refreshing to drink. The finish line is a great place for a picnic, to rendezvous with supporters and to share some yarns about the race. Prize giving will be held at Altitude Brewing during the post race celebration.
Post Paddle Celebration: Join us for an evening of excellent beer and great food at Altitude Brewing, meet us at the Tap Room (Sugar Lane) from 7:30pm.
Entry Terms & Conditions
The Deepsouth Downwind is open to Surfskis, Waka Ama and Stand Up Paddleboards. All competitors must carry (or be wearing) all of the Compulsory Gear required for the event. Gear and boats will be scrutineered before the race. The race director and safety team reserve the right to select the race course best suited to the wind and water conditions.
ONLINE ENTRIES WILL CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON 7 DECEMBER 2023.
Race numbers will be allocated to entrants based on waves, numbers and will be handed out at registration 8 December 2023 (the day before the race, Registration is held at Altitude Brewing, Sugar Lane, Frankton, from 5pm)
Terms & Conditions:
By entering the race, competitors agree that they understand that the Deepsouth Downwind is a demanding, physical event, that they have trained for the event and are not aware of any medical condition or impairment that will be detrimental to their health. All competitors must carry or be wearing all of the compulsory gear required for the event.
Cancellation: If the race is cancelled due to weather, or circumstances outside of the organiser's control, notification will be posted on the SLMC Facebook Page by 7am on the morning of the race, and an email sent to those who entered. The race organisers will make every effort to keep entrants informed about any potential circumstances relating to cancellation. There will be no refunds given.
Withdrawals - Withdrawals recieved prior to noon on 3rd December 2023 will recieve a 75% refund. There will be no refunds for withdrawals recieved after noon on the 3rdth of December due to costs incurred by the race.
Force Majeure - In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, earthquake, and the race has to be cancelled, there will be no refunds.
PFDs must be worn by all participants and may not be affixed to craft only. PFD must be NZS Type 406, and in good condition.
All competitors must wear a suitable leg-leash, affixing the participant to their craft
At least one item of hi-vis paddlewear must be worn by all paddlers
CONDITION SUITABLE PADDLEWEAR
Paddlers should dress for the conditions. Race officials will be on the lookout for inappropriately attired athletes. Lake Wakatipu water temperature is 11-13°C year round - make sure you will be warm enough.
Part of the Darcy Price NZ Ocean Surf Ski Series, the Deep South Downwind doubles as the South Island Surf Ski Champs for 2023. The race start location will be determined based on the wind conditions, with a spectacular Lake Whakatipu course taking in around 18km of dramatic downwind paddling.
Join us this summer for an epic weekend in the heart of adventure-junkie paradise.
Ocean Ski. Waka Ama. Ocean Racing SUP.
9 December 2023
CHARGED MOBILE PHONE IN WATERPROOF POUCH
Phone and pouch should be affixed to participants, not their craft
Orange-smoke, red-handheld or parachute flares are all excellent for attracting attention during daylight hours, it is a requirement that flares are affixed to the paddler and not their craft
All paddlers will need to download and use SafeTRX GPS tracking application to ensure the event director has visibility of them during the event
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED GEAR
Participants are advised to also carry a pea-less whistle afixed to their PFD to attract attention
Personal locator beacon, competitors are recommended to carry one on their person