This year RAYC had some surfing waka, some sideways waka, and a whole bunch of windswept and interesting hairdos. Though challenging, it was a great wrap to the 14th Takapuna Beach Cup, with 21 international crews, over 1200 paddlers raced over the weekend with races from 5Km on Friday to a 42Km circumnavigation of Rangitoto, Motutapu, and Rakino on Saturday!
The 24Km relay race held on Sunday was packed with action, paddlers land the waka and tag a teammate to swap in for the next lap. Some of our international crews had never paddled on the open ocean so it was an awesome experience for them.
If you’re keen to get involved in waka ama paddling, just get in touch with the club and we can point you in the right direction!