Ice Water Paddler Series 2016

Yep, it’s not long to go before it will dark early again, the water temperature plummets, and it gets a littler harder to get the motivation to get out on the water. But there is help on the way. Come along to the Ice Water Paddler Series, for both W1 and surf skis, to get that extra little bit of intensity into your training session.

When and where:

  • Race 1: Saturday, 16 April – Ngati Toa Domain, Porirua
  • Race 2: Sunday, 3 July – Petone (Motorway end)
  • Race 3: Sunday, 24 July – Dolly Varden beach at Paremata Bridge OR Ngati Toa domain, Porirua
  • Race 4: Sunday, 21 August – Petone (Motorway end)

Venues may change based on weather forecast, this will be confirmed the day before the race via

Click here to download the race info.

Time: meet at 9am, race start at 10am

Distance: ~10km

Cost: $5 pp (pay on the day) and your enthusiasm

Purpose: Spice up your water training session! This event is primarily about participation, catching up with your paddling mates, and getting that extra intensity into your training session by racing against others.

Safety: Paddlers are to ensure that they carry all necessary safety gear such as life jackets, leg rope and bailers as per Waka Ama New Zealand race rules and are trained in self-rescue techniques! There will not be any support boats. However, the course will be set to ensure safe paddling conditions. Events may be postponed if wind speed exceeds 25knots.

Paddling craft: Open to all single or double outrigger canoes and surf ski. No W6. If you wish to race W6, please compete in the Hoe Tonga W6 Paddla Series (details to come shortly).

Notices and results: announced on the Hoe Tonga website at Results are posted within three days of the event. There won’t be any prizes. Where available, we will post photos.

If you have any questions, please contact Jörn Scherzer @ 021-1250997.