Mount Monster

The Mount Monster, sponsored by Dexion®, is the freshest and most innovative surf sports event in the country.


It's the Kiwi version of the Coolangatta Gold but with special Mount Maunganui flavouring. 

Starting with a 5km beach run in the shadow of Mauao, athletes then take on a spectacular swim leg which includes a jump off Moturiki Island's blowhole, before bringing things home with a 12km ski leg and a 6km board paddle.

Entries are now open for you to race it as a team or as an individual - it's a bucket-list event.

Keep an eye on our Mount Monster Facebook page for ongoing information.

The course

Leg 1: 5km beach run

Main Beach to Tay St and return.

Leg 2: Run, jump and 1500m swim

Run to end of Moturiki (Leisure) Island, jump from blowhole, swim to shore through Shark Alley, run across to Main Beach, swim reverse “M” shaped course.          

Leg 3: 12km surf ski paddle

Main Beach, around North Rock, to Omanu and return.

Leg 4: 6km board paddle

Main Beach, around North Rock, around Motuotau (Rabbit) Island and return.

How to enter

Entry is easy!  Just click this link!

More information

Need more detail?  Here's the 2016 event flyer, with all your questions answered!



View the 2015 Video


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