Hoe Tonga Paddler Series 2022

Get ready for this year’s Hoe Tonga Paddler Series 2022, designed to attract new paddlers to our sport, enable paddlers and teams to race during the winter season, and to help prepare for this year’s Long Distance Nationals in October.

Races consist of a long course (12-18km) for senior teams, and a shorter course (6-9km) for junior and novice (1st year paddling) teams. Some hosts may also offer V1/OC1 races.

The Series is overseen by Hoe Tonga, but each individual race is hosted and organised by member clubs or event organisers. 

Key info:

As in previous years, the series is big on participation and we will have a range of spot prizes, including a brand new Tai Broadbill paddle.

The race information package is available here.

Please note that race details are subject to change. Please keep an eye on updates regarding any of the races.

Race 1: Saturday, 16 July, Evans Bay or Freyberg Beach

Race 2: Saturday, 6 August,  Ngati Toa Domain, Porirua (but tbc)

  • Host: to be confirmed
  • Race information (to come)
  • Entries by club (to come)
  • Entries by event (to come)
  • Results (to come)

Race 3: Saturday, 27 August, Ngati Toa Domain, Porirua

  • Host: Hawaikinui
  • Contact: Mike Oxnam; 021 031 8072; hawaikinui2@gmail.com
  • Race information (to come)
  • Entries by club (to come)
  • Entries by event (to come)
  • Results (to come)

Race 4: Saturday, 17 September (TBC), Whanganui River

  • Host: Te Ringa Miti Tai Heke
  • Race information (to come)
  • Entries by club (to come)
  • Entries by event (to come)
  • Results (to come)