Monday, July 6, 2015

Event THREE lead up info



For Event THREE this Sunday July 12 we're going to base the event from Dolly Vardon Park by the Mana bridge.

We have some re balancing to do in regards to the Series so it's timely to re visit the Porirua City Area again.

The high tide is at 6.54 am so we'll have some deeper water to paddle in for starters and the long range forecast is  for a 30 kmh - 40 kmh North Easterly.



PFD's and Event Rules are our two main items we'll be focusing on at this event. PFD's must be worn by all paddlers the Harbour Masters Office has expressed concerns in this area.
From recent experiences travelling around the Country every other event I've been to, the Event Organisers have tightened up in this area also.

We must all get in step.....we don't have motorised craft patrolling the course even though the courses are close to shorelines....your safety, at our Event, is paramount.....Everyone to wear a PFD.....end of story. Compliance is a requirement of entry.



Events Rules....we have them at registration, every paddler must read them and fully understand them.....if you don't understand them please address your concerns at the briefing.

Spot prize draws : At every event we'll draw out 3 or 4 spot prizes....at Dolly Vardon we'll have a  PFD as a spot prize...and some extra spot prizes to reward the good turn outs at Porirua. Remember the majority of spot prizes will be at the last event on September 13


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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Check out the new Sportzhub

I've been a big fan of www.sportzhub.com for years now.

Just recently Steve Knowles has rebuilt the site.

You can still find a whole pile of articles from a number of Sports on there and trawl through the classifieds for your next watercraft purchase......or find an event you'd love to participate in

The biggest change is they've really welcomed the Aussies into the site....and also more of us Kiwis.

You can search the Directory for Sports related Businesses, Retailers and Coaching Services....in fact the more people who view the site will lead to more interest from people loading information into it.....it's a numbers game.

Sportzhub is my "go to" site.....in fact I call it my one stop shop.....get on there and have a look and share the link with your Family and mates.....

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Well only 4 more days off the water....4 weeks off is hard work, just as well we have a few of David McKnight's videos to remind us how good it is out there.

This one's from the Whanganui River Challenge last year....an event they'd love to see waka ama come back to.

8th Nov 2014 Whanganui River Challenge from David McKnight on Vimeo.

There's always some one out there who'd love to get into surf ski paddling.....and may not be able to meet the cost of buying a new surf ski.

Well you're in luck John Toomath is selling his Think Eze performance ski......he's had it for around 12 months and is upgrading to a Think Evo II elite.



You can catch up with John at any of the Cold Kiwi Series events.....or look for his advertisement in the Classifieds on Sportzhub.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Paddling with our mates


Nothing like a great video clip to inspire us all to get out on the water.

This one was taken by David McKnight at the final Cold Kiwi Series Event for 2014 - footage from 3 surf skis courtesy - David McKnight, Graham Daniel, Rueben Hill

Welly Paddlers 2014 - Cold Kiwi Final Event from David McKnight on Vimeo.

A big weekend coming up.

Hikoikoi Waka Ama  Club host the "Matariki Great Harbour Challenge" on Saturday at Petone.

Waka Ama legend Conan Herbert is running a steering course for waka ama on Sunday at Petone from 10 am - 2 pm

Sunday morning Paddy Rimene is holding another winter Series event on Lake Henley, Masterton

Sunday afternoon Brian Sanders is doing a re run of the postponed event from (June 20) from Percy's to Gladstone on the Ruamahanga River.

View the event calendar on the left hand of the page for more details on all events.