Ultimate Waterman 2017 | SUP Distance

The 2017 Ultimate Waterman recently concluded with Maui’s Zane Schweitzer claiming victory for the second year in a row. The nine-day contest features eight waterman facing off against each other in eight different disciplines.

One of the most tiring events was undoubtedly the 16 kilometer SUP distance race. With little wind, the race was a slog as paddlers stroked along New Zealand’s scenic coastline from Colac Bay to Riverton. Distance specialist Connor Baxter won the race after leading from start to finish, beating runner-up Schweitzer by two minutes. Check out a few highlights in this short recap video.


Full recap of the 2017 Ultimate Waterman.

Video highlights from the SUP surfing contest at the Ultimate Waterman.