Qualification: 3 & 4 FEB

Push Play session: 2 FEB

A person is displaying a classic Manu (V bomb) pose, against a blue sky background. They are mid-flight, yet to hit the water.

Welcome to Z Manu World Champs in Hamilton!

The Z Manu World Champs will hit KIRIKIRIROA Hamilton with an official qualification event at Waterworld from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 February. 

Get ready to make a splash at Waterworld, the ultimate venue for our Hamilton heats of the Z Manu World Champs.

The event will kick off on Friday 2 February with the free Push Play Manu Sessions followed by two action packed days of qualification heats to find our 14 finalist.

Tip Top - sponsor of Z Manu World Champs
ZM Play ZM iHeart Radio - sponsor of Z Manu World Champs
The Original Kiwi Dip,'made for mates' - sponsor of Z Manu World Champs

Event schedule

Sat 3 February
9:00am – 8:30pm

10:15 – 11:15am Heat 1
11:30 – 12:30pm Heat 2
12:45 – 1:45pm Heat 3
2:30 – 3:30pm Heat 4
3:45 – 4:45pm Heat 5

Sun 4 February
9:00am – 7:15pm

10:15 – 11:15am Heat 1
11:30 – 12:30pm Heat 2
12:45 – 1:45pm Heat 3
2:30 – 3:30pm Heat 4
3:45 – 4:45pm Heat 5

What's on

Kia ora, whānau! Get ready for some epic action at the Z Manu World Champs. We’ve got some seriously cool activations lined up from our awesome sponsors.

Stay tuned for all the exciting details, coming your way soon!

Push Play sessions

Friday 2 February

You’re invited to Push Play this summer.

On Friday 2 February, from 3pm to 8pm, head along to Waterworld to see what the manu is all about and push play for FREE. These free sessions are open to all ages and are your chance to give it a go.

Consider yourself a handy manu-goer or perhaps you’ve always wanted to try it? Perhaps there are some manu experts in the fam? Well this is your chance to rally your pals, your cuzzies, or even the next door neighbour and get moving with the manu!

We’ll be there to make sure everyone stays safe and has a blast, but no need to worry about judgment here. We’re not handing out scores.

*Participation will be on a first come first served basis with capacity limits in place for all locations.


Waterworld, Garnett Avenue, Te Rapa, Hamilton

Have questions?

Check out our FAQs first and make sure you’re signed up to Manu Mail to get first access to qualification spots, go in the draw for prizes, receive event updates and insider tips, and much more.  Otherwise, get in touch with the team HERE.