Whakatū Marae Waka Ama Club held their annual fundraiser at the beach today in some testing water conditions for new paddlers. It was well organsied and 12 teams took part, most were first time paddlers. Each waka crew of 5 was assigned an experienced steerer who was not supposed to paddle (just steer).
Primal Fit put in a mixed crew and a womens crew. The womens crew had 3 complete novices along with Anya and Jan from Maitahi. They won the womens final.
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).