Race 3 will NOT be in Wellington City. It has now been change to Titahi Bay Boating Club. The event is now being hosted by PCKC who were suppose to host race 2 but was unfortunately cancelled due to bad weather.
Date and time remains the same, an updated Pānui will be attached to the Hoe Tonga Paddler Series Page 2019 at a later time.
Due to bad weather forecast, Race two of the Hoe Tonga Paddler Series has been cancelled. As previously mentioned there is no immediate postponement date however we will look a exploring if it is possible to host this race at a later time if the schedule allows
MESSAGE FROM ORGANISERS (PCKC) Please be aware that the current forecast for the race this Saturday is not looking very good. There is no immediate postponement date for this race so if weather remains to be unsafe it will be cancelled.
Final call on if the event will go ahead will be announced on Friday 5th July at 10am
REMINDER: that entries close for Hoe Tonga Paddler Series Race 2 tonight. Make sure you have entered your crew for round 2
UPDATE: For race 3 the date is August 3rd. It was posted as August 25th however this has now been corrected to August 3rd get you entries in for race 3 as well.
Kia ora Koutou
Waka Ama New Zealand are now accepting Submissions for our 2019 race rule review process.
Everyone is well into the long distance season now with the amazing running of the first race of the paddler series 2 weeks ago and the annual Matariki Harbour Challange quickly approaching.
It is time for us all to start thinking of the next race in our calendar which is the second race of the Hoe Tonga Paddler Series hosted by PCKC. Entries are open so get in quick and the panui is now available.
Click here for the race information of event 2
What a great event yesterday with the sun shining and the wind adding a bit of fun for both our race. Thank you to Hawaikinui for running and hosting a great event. Some of the divisions have been merged on the points table due to a lack of team numbers in various divisions.
The next race of the paddler series is being hosted by PCKC in July so don’t forget to enter your team or you may full back on the points table.
Our Winter Season is almost upon us with 1 week before we hit the water in Porirua. The weather is looking beautiful next Saturday so make sure you get your teams together and enter now. We have fine northwesterlies coming through so perfect to start us off for the year.
There is a category for everyone, from experienced paddlers to those who have just picked up a paddle. Get along, support your team and lets see how we start the series from race 1.
The detailed event information for Race 1 of the Series is now available online. The event is hosted by Hawaiki Nui Tua Rua Waka Ama, at Dolly Varden Beach, on 25 May.
Hoe Tonga takes safety seriously. A friendly reminder that any canoes with visible damage or cracks will not be considered seaworthy and will not pass safety checks. Please ensure your teams check their canoes, and if damage exists, to get this fixed before the event to avoid teams not being able to race. Of course, canoes with clean hulls and no cracks will also make you go faster.
Can you beat the chill? Once again with the support of Hoe Tonga Pacifica Waka Ama Association, Hikoikoi Waka Ama Club are hosting the Matariki Harbour Challenge in Wellington.
For the first time this event also includes a small craft event on Sunday 16 June for W1, W2.
Get your entries in via your club coordinator on the Waka Ama New Zealand Website NOW!!!