The 2016 World Surfski Series kicked off in New Zealand this weekend at Auckland King and Queen of the Harbour.
Australian Cory Hill continued his winning ways as he ticked another win in the box to get the year started proper.
Hill finished the 26 Km course in 1:38.02 followed closely by teammate Michael Booth at 22 seconds back.
Mark Anderson took third at 1:40.17.
Rachel Clark earned her crown with a solid time of 1:47.54. Teneale Hatton came in second with a time of 1:52.02 ,as 18-year-old Stefanie Crncevic completed the top three in ski at 2:00.58.
Conditions were generally flat, with smallish runs available.
Thanks to Garth Spencer at Pacific Ocean Paddlers
Photo Credits: Georgia Schofield