Canoe Slalom Bay of Plenty

What is Canoe Slalom? 

Canoe Slalom is one of the most spectacular watersports, demanding skill, stamina and courage. The aim is to negotiate a series of gates suspended over on a section of white water as fast as possible and without touching.

Pitting yourself against powerful water is what makes slalom an exciting sport that always challenges. 

By joining CSBOP you will make new friends while learning about rivers and the natural environment.

Our motto is "Paddle for Fun, Race to Win"

Get ready for AIMS 2024 and beyond! 

If you would like to give Canoe Slalom a try -  we have a special offer to get you in a boat, on the water and giving it a go.   This offer is irrespective of age - not just AIMS paddlers . 

All gear is provided when you first start out.   

You can come along for 3 FREE coached sessions  ( Judea or Waimarino)  to  try it out.    If you would like to carry on after that the cost would be $70 for Term 2 2024  and $100 for Term 3 2024,  for one coached session per week ( incl all gear).    These session are on Tuesday after school in Term 1.   In Term 2 there will likely  be Monday and Tuesday options.    

If you want to enter AIMS this is the perfect build up!   

Whether or not  you are not considering AIMS,  this program will give you the skills to be able to negotiate slalom gates on gently moving water.   The New Zealand Secondary Schools Competition will be in the North Island in 2024  ( probably Kawerau - on the Tarawera River ).   You would be well able to enter this competition by then if you so desired!  

 Rolling session are run at Otumoetai Pool and cost $16.50.   Rolling is a great skill to add and vastly increases your confidence.   

If you would like to come along for your 3 free sessions and have a bit more of a taster, please contact  or


To keep up to date with what going on  - these are also good places to look



Public Group

Canoe Slalom BOP – club chat


Private Page  (request to join)

Canoe Slalom BOP   


We look forward to seeing you on the water!