Cook Strait Crossing

18th November 2023

Return trip leaving from Mana, to Waikawa Bay marina.

This ride is limited to 30 riders and registration is required, you cannot just turn up on the day.

On the day:

  • Meet at the Wellington powerboat club clubrooms at 7:00am.
  • Riders must be over 15 years of age.
  • No passengers allowed.
  • No 2-stroke watercraft.
  • As this trip can get rough we have made the decision to not allow Seadoo Spark models on the trip.

You must have:

  • Riding gear:
    • Wetsuit
    • Suitable footwear
    • PFD (Lifejacket)
    • Helmet (Full face)
    • Gloves and Goggles are recommended.
  • Tow rope
  • Fully charged cellphone in waterproof container.
  • You may also wish to bring:
    • Hand-held VHF radio
    • Flares
    • Distress beacon (EPIRB)
  • Ensure your ski is full of coolant, oil and fuel.
  • Carry a minimum of $150 cash and a credit or EFTPOS card, for refuelling
  • We recommend you bring some snacks / drinks as food outlets are not easy to get to at Waikawa
  • You must refuel your ski in Waikawa.

Entry fee:

  • $50 for WJSC members
  • $100 for non-members

Due to costs related to organising and running the crossing we will only be able to give refunds up to 7 days before the ride, except in the case of a cancellation or postponement.

Social license:

As we are affiliated to the NZJSBA and this event is NZJSBA sanctioned, all riders must hold either an NZJSBA race license or social license.

If you do not have a current license you will get one as part of the registration form below, the cost for this is $20.00 and this is valid for the entire season.


In the event of an adverse weather forecast, there will be an update on the likeliness of the ride being cancelled/postponed earlier in the week for those that are travelling from outside of Wellington, with a final call being made on the Thursday prior to the ride.

Notifications of a cancellation/postponement will be sent out via email and published on our Facebook page.

In the event of a cancellation/postponement, there will be an option of a full refund, or to remain on the list for the postponement date/next crossing.

We don’t currently have a postponement date for this ride.


Registration has closed for this trip, keep an eye out for our next one!

The event is finished.


Nov 18 2023


8:00 am




Wellington Powerboat Club clubrooms
WPBC Club, Onepoto Road, Titahi Bay


Wellington Jet Sport Club
Wellington Jet Sport Club