Casey Anderson’s numerous karakia for good weather managed to overcome my unfortunate ability to inflict torrential rain and wind on any planned club paddling activity and on Weds 8th December we enjoyed a great day out on the water with her Te Kāhui Whiria | Māori Partnerships Team from Nelson City Council.
The sun shone, the wind blew just enough to keep us cool and Māngoripi moved beautifully through the water, with Kilmeny Stephens setting a beautifully smooth pace for a group of novice wāhine. We cruised down to Haulashore Island/Manuka where a couple of brave souls had a quick swim and then headed back to the marina via a trip into the lighthouse, which none of the paddlers had been inside before yesterday.
The day was finished off with awesome shared kai back at the marina.
Its never too early or 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.