It is with regret Hoe Tonga Pacifica Waka Ama Association will be cancelling this regatta on Saturday due to the weather that is expected to disrupt what would have been a fantastic day.
Unfortunately with the high wind gusts and rain predicted for Saturday, the conditions on the water and during the day would prove very challenging. Sunday regrettably is not looking any better for paddling at Onepoto.
At 9am today the Sustained wind speed was Northerly 55kts with highest gust 75kts.
Earlier at 8am is was Northerly 55 with Gusts to 64kts.
Northwest rising to 25 knots gusting 30 knots, then easing to 15 knots in the evening. Periods of rain.
Change to southerly 35 knots overnight. Periods of rain.
Sunday: Southerly 35 knots easing to 25 knots in the evening. Rain easing to showers. Monday: Southerly 25 knots, gradually dying away. Showers clearing.
Hoe Tonga would like to thank all those who have offered their assistance and services this weekend (support boats, caravans, tents, waka etc) and wish all paddlers success at the National Secondary Schools Waka Ama Sprint Champs in a couple of weeks time.
Please pass this cancellation notice on to all involved, my apologies if you have received twice.
Hoe Tonga – Vice-President
Mob: 027 651 5379