What’s a Manu?

A Manu is a style of (dive) bomb. A bomb – you know the thing you do to create a mean splash when jumping from a wharf, dive platform or bridge. Manu is also a word that is commonly interchanged with the word bomb as the name for the whole activity itself.

Do I have to do a classic Manu?

No, you can perform any style of bomb you like.

What criteria do you judge on?

Check them out HERE

What divisions are there?

Check them out HERE

What prizes are there?

Check them out HERE

What platform heights will I need to jump off?

Check them out HERE

What if the weather is really bad?

A little rain and wind won’t put us off, but if very strong winds and/or rain are forecast over the event weekends there may be a chance we move the Auckland and Wellington events indoors. Keep a watch on our social channels, your inbox and phone (for texts) for messages from us if the weather is looking dodgy leading into an event.

Why is it called a World Champs when it is only in New Zealand?

Good things take time. We have big bold plans to take Manu to the world but thought we start in the spiritual home of the Manu – Aotearoa (at least in the first year or two).

When do registrations open for qualifying heats open?

You can secure a spot now!  Head HERE to choose your location.

Can I enter more than once?

Because spaces are limited you are only permitted to enter once. We’re on the hunt to find the most EPIC MANU and want to ensure everyone who’s keen has the opportunity to prove to us why they should take the crown.

Can I use props?

Nope, this is all about natural style. No props allowed.

How do I get to the finals if I don't live in Auckland?

If you qualify for the finals and live outside of central Auckland our good friends at Z Energy will give you a helping hand.

I missed out, can I still find a way to enter?

Sign up to Manu Mail and we’ll let you know as soon as any spots open up.

I just want to pop some Manus outside of the competition. How do I do that?

Check out the times and dates at each of our locations for our free Push Play sessions.

How will the qualifying heats work?

You’ll need to arrive one hour before your booked time slot and come to our registration tent. You’ll then be given the opportunity to show us your best Manu (bomb) twice. Your attempts will be recorded and measured against other competitors.

What ability do I need?

Make a splash! You can go for the classic Manu, Staple, Kōkiri / Gorilla, Kōpine / Coffin or just freestyle! Refer to ‘styles of Manu’.

What are the rules?

Any style is allowed, however no run-ups or bouncing if we jump from a springboard.  Check out more information HERE.

What about water safety?

We have qualified lifeguards on site to provide water safety services. Jumpers must be able to swim/tread water; it is strongly recommended to prepare/train for your jump.  Check out how to be manu safe HERE

What if I don't live in Auckland?

If you qualify for the finals and live outside of central Auckland our good friends at Z Energy will give you a helping hand. See how HERE

Can I get a refund if I can no longer make my heat?

We totally understand that sometimes plans change. If you find yourself unable to make your qualification heat, we’ve got you covered. As long as you let us know at least two weeks before your scheduled heat, we’ll be happy to process a refund for you. This gives us enough time to open up the spot and allow someone else to take your spot. Also… So, if you need to cancel, just give us a heads-up via email within that two-week window, and we’ll take care of the rest.