Trans Tasman Challenge 2022

New Zealand

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 12, 14, 16, 18 and, 20 years old and under classes from each country compete over a two day challenge. This year the competition is being held in Lake Taupo/Mangakino, New Zealand in April 2021.

Along with the 20 skiers there is a support crew of 50 attending the event from New Zealand with an expected 40 skiers and supporters from Australia

Unfortunately, due to the
COVID-19 pandemic we were unable to carry out the 2020 & 2021 Trans Tasman Challenges that was scheduled to be hosted in New Zealand.

The Trans Tasman Challenge will be held on the 9th & 10th of April 2022 in New Zealand. The location of this event is to be confirmed

Trans Tasman 2020/2021

Lake Maraetai, Mangakino, New Zealand

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

 Trans Tasman Provisional Team 2020

thank you to our provisional team who unfortunately were not able to race due to the COVID-19 Restrictions. A new team will be selected for the 2021 running of Trans Tasman

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