Beach Sprint Rowing Races has recently become a Commonwealth Sport and will become an Olympic sport in 2024.  Short races off the beach around a buoy, back to the beach with a sprint up the sand is attracting a new generation of athletes to the sport.


Our aim is to have Nelson as the hub of coastal rowing in New Zealand with Tahunanui Beach the beach sprint capital, from where we will run iconic events.  Watch this space for upcoming events!

Expect the Unexpected

Coastal rowing is a pathway to Olympic rowing and a branch of the sport which is inspiring younger and older rowers in increasing numbers.  So, the sport and resulting interest is well placed for growth.


Take a look at this video to see what its like in a competitive environment ....

Nelson |  New Zealand

  • NZRowingTours
  • NZRowingTours
  • NZRowingTours
  • RowingtoursNZ
  • YouTube - Grey Circle

Email Tour Manager Sally here

©2019 by NZ Coastal Rowing Tours. Proudly created with Beth Strickland &

Images courtesy of NZ Tourism, Pixabay & Nelson Rowing Club