Sunday was a first for us. We held our annual Fun Day at Tahunanui beach in conjunction with the Halberg Trust who were getting their members out on the water. Thursday night saw some of our members attend a session to understand some of the challenges faced by disabled paddlers. The Halberg Inclusion Programme (Halberg NET) was an interactive workshop which gave the participants advice and information on how to assist physically disabled people to make the most of their opportunity to have a go at paddle boarding and outrigger canoeing.
On the day, the paddlers (our members, Halberg Trust people and others) were able to try our waka ama and Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
To make the waka more stable we put our waka into a 12 man (2 hulls joined together).
The day itself was bright and clear, and most importantly, calm!
Wow – an amazing day with the Halberg Trust. Smiles all around, good weather, good people, plus 22 new folks out on the water. Thanks everyone for making it such a success.
Thank you Katie for all your hard work in organising this.
Its never too late to start paddling waka ama
We always welcome new members to the Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club.
We have social and racing waka ama crews catering for a wide variety of ages and abilities.
We have Junior Rangatahi crews (school aged children) right through to Masters 70s paddlers (over 70s).