Each year for the past 30 years the New Zealand Ski Racing Association and Victoria Water Ski Racing clubs challenge their under 20 skiers to compete against each other for the Trans-Tasman Cup. 

One Male and one Female in the under 12, 14, 16 and 18 years old classes from each country compete over a two day challenge. Along with the 8 skiers there is a support crew of 30 attending the event from New Zealand with an expected 40 skiers and supporters from Australi

Trans Tasman Challenge 2024

Lake Charm, Victoria, Australia

2024 Trans Tasman CHAMPIONS
What a weekend, what a trip. Massive effort by the whole team and we are all so proud of all 7 skiers.
Peyton, Cam, Elli, Libby, Ash, Madison and Kieran – you guys came here as underdogs and leave here as champions. You all skied personal bests and you all skied far better than we could ever hope for. We only won 3 of the 8 classes for the weekend but you fought hard in every race even when you were behind and grabbed every point possible. You all made us immensely proud. It’s always hard to come over to Australia and get the win – but we did it and up against a team with 2 Junior World Champions in it. Legends.
Congratulations to Cam Moore for taking home the Mike Williams Memorial trophy for showing great Trans Tasman spirit. Skiing 4 races at this level to step in to ski for our injured skier Amos was a massive effort. Well deserved.
Also a shoutout to our Aussie mates Dave Bishop and Andrew Hinterholzl for being inducted into the Trans Tasman Hall of Fame. Well done and well deserved.
Thank you on behalf of Team NZ, Jenny and Jordyn Woodmass, you two ladies did so much to make this trip possible thank you for all your outstanding organisation and fundraising efforts.
Our sponsors –  Weskco Kiwifruit, Waikato tractors, Rahiwi Trust, Starr Road, KGB Contracting, Tompkins Wake, Viper Property Services, Aggregate Landscape Supplies. Your support is massively appreciated.
Our Observers – Skip, Shaun, Jake, Ross, Brad and Bungle – you kept our skiers up, focussed and got the results we needed pushing these kids way beyond where we all thought they could go.
Thanks to our Team NZ Supporters, parents and families. It really was a fun trip with many laughs.
Massive thanks to our Australian Boat drivers and owners. Thanks for putting your gear on the line for us and driving hard and fair for us all weekend. Probably the best bunch of drivers we have ever experienced.
Thanks to the Judges and course and rescue boat teams – without you guys the racing just doesn’t happen.
Team at the ski club who made lunches for our team
Murph and Bisho in Commentary and live stream team by Scott lambert – thanks for making our teams feel like rockstars and giving our supporters back home all the action they needed. Tim Pickford in race control – the event ran on point – thank you for your effort.
Emma and Barnes family and team for Saturday dinner and taking us on river on Friday. Jake Hinterholzl, Emma Barnes, Aiden Cuff and SRV committee. A exceptionally well run event. Everything was well organised and stress free from our end, well done for a sensational effort.
We look forward to hosting the Victorians for the 2025 Trans Tasman Challenge.

Congratulations to all the skiers named in the Trans Tasman squad 

Trans Tasman Challenge 2023

Taupo, New Zealand

Team NZ won with 13,647 points.

The event was held in April 2023 hosted by New Zealand. On Lake Taupo.

The New Zealnd team won for the first time since 2012. By 788.08 points.  This is the 12th time NZ have won in the 33 year history of the event. 

Trans Tasman Squad 2023

Congratulations to all the skiers named in the Trans Tasman squad 

Jake Alloway
Logan Kennedy
Ashton Vincent
Amos Ratuki
Cam Moore

Paige Arnott
Madison Vincent
Nikita Alloway
Lexie de Mey
Kaitlin Harvey
Libby McGowan
Ellison Hollands

Thank you to our sponsors for their generosity which allows us to race

Trans Tasman 2020, 2021 & 2022

Lake Maraetai, Mangakino, New Zealand

Unfortunately, due to the
COVID-19 pandemic New Zealand was unable to host the 2020, 2021 & 2022
Trans Tasman Challenges.

 Trans Tasman Provisional Team 2020

Thank you to our provisional 2020 team who were, unfortunately,not able to race due to the COVID-19 Restrictions

Max Duckworth
Bailey Symonds
Sam Dunstall
Jake Alloway
Fletcher Warren
Lukas Warren
Cam Brown
Kieran Harvey
Amos Ratuki

Beatrice Ward
Jordyn Woodmass
Zoe Kennedy
Annie Martin
Paige Arnott
Shelby Morris
Demi-Lee Morris
Libby McGowan
Ellison Hollands
Lexie De Mey

Thank you to our sponsors for their generosity which allows us to race

Trans Tasman 2019

Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia

Florence Cox – Team Captain Team NZ

First of all congratulations, the New Zealand team provided one of the best teams we have seen in many years and by the performances on the water it definitely showed. Each and every one of the skiers did an amazing job. Having completed my 8th Trans Tasman now I definitely know what it’s like skiing out there and it’s not easy. It wouldn’t be a Trans Tasman without complications. We had boat issues, missed starts, delayed races, cancelled races, and very trying water. Despite these aspects, all skiers had an amazing attitude and put their best foot forward which as captain is all I can ask for. I would also like to congratulate our supporters- the observers, Mums and Dads, extended families, managers and organisers and especially our sponsors. All of you contributed something to the team one way or another and we thank you for that.


 New Zealand Team 2019

Under 12 Girls – Demi-Lee Morris
Under 12 Boys – Kieran Harvey
Under 14 Girls – Paige Arnott
Under 14 Boys – Lukas Warren
Under 16 Girls – Shelby Morris
Under 16 Boys – Fletcher Warren
Under 18 Girls – Zoe Kennedy
Under 18 Boys – Max Duckworth
Under 20 Girls – Florence Cox
Under 20 Boys – Connor Strong