Sunday, February 1, 2015

Run of events

Sunday February 15 we have an event around "The Big Island"'s from the Giant Oars on the Petone foreshore and around Matiu (Somes Island) and return a distance of 8.3 km.

There will also be a short course option which will run out and around a buoy near the Wharf on Matiu Island and back....that's a distance of 6.5 km.

If the conditions on the day are decidedly average we'll may well run a multilap course  on the Hutt River and we'll be based at Sladden Park.

We will be at the Giant Oars for registration from 7.30 am......if we aren't there...the course has changed and we will be setting up buoys on the Hutt River from Sladden Park. Again follow the event weather updates 7 days out (with updates every second day) till Saturday 9 am to see how things are shaping up.

The event will be open to all waka ama, adventure racing doubles, stand up's and surf skis.

It'll be a "tier two event" the entry fees will be:

$10 singles
$15 doubles
$30 sixes
$5 students and over 65's

The Event will start at 9 am.

Come on and support this event with more waka ama and stand up's, sea kayaks and we'll get more photos of you all and establish this as another must do event in Wellington.

Of course don't forget the Motorway Classic on March's going to be huge.....and professional Coaching From ICF World Champion Sean Rice (South Africa) in Wellington March 9 & 10, March 14 & 15.

Click on any photo to enlarge

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Celebrating our wind tonight

Some say oohh it's too windy....say what a 25 kmh south easterly gusting to 45 kmh and plenty of shelter from the hillsides and shorelines and it's not that bad.

If you have a tippy kayak that doesn't suit when it gets rough then hey...get yourself a waka ama, sea kayak, surf ski or a stand up paddle board....these craft just love these conditions !

Just a few of us regulars out tonight and a few other kayakers on the water in Evans Bay.....and I'm sure Petone, Eastbourne and Mana plenty of people were on the water there as well.

This weekend big event for Waka Ama as the big boats the W6's take to the water for the Mana Super 6 Ocean'll see these guys start out from Ngati Toa Domain and out out to Mana Isalnd then down the Kapiti Coast. Best wishes to all crews and have an awesome event. for event info photos and results to follow there as well.

A few pics from tonight...,click on any photo to enlarge

Paddling Connections....every Thursday till the end of April

Fantastic weather this summer in the land of milk and (manuka) honey.

Our regular Welly Paddlers gig "Paddling Connections" rolls through yet another week. Hataitai Beach looks good to go again tonight with the South Easterly forecast 20 kmh - 30 kmh and may even be dropping off to lighter conditions than that.

Be mindful of parking and also people around the beach area it's all about shared use of land and water and the best possible interaction with the public....they may like to join all you friendly people one day.

As usual we'll be on the water from 5.30 pm just get there, when you get there, and join in the loops.... paddle and yak.

Anything that floats and that you can paddle.... that's what Paddling Connections is all about.