Typical Raro conditions of big seas will greet Matson Vaka Eiva 2016 round Raro race paddlers today who are competing for the coveted Pacific Paddle and Pacific Cup trophies.
The reappearance of the warm Raro sun yesterday added to the fun atmosphere of the Matson Vaka Eiva 2016 sprint events on Muri lagoon.
Local paddlers from the Ngakau Toa Vaka club were the best on the water for the teams V6 12km race on Monday from Avarua harbour in both the men’s, women’s and Under 19 division
Wet weather and rough sea conditions on Saturday did little to dampen the spirits of paddlers on day one of the Matson Vaka Eiva 2016 paddling festival.
TWENTY-KNOT winds and swells of up to three metres are expected to greet paddlers in today’s first Matson Vaka Eiva 2016 race which is sure to make for adrenaline pumping action.
A great line up of Cook Islands and international teams will provide plenty of exciting action during this year’s Vaka Eiva festival.
Showing passion, dedication and commitment to her sport, Serena set her sights high in 2015 with her bucket list goal “the Molokai solo”, the prestigious Kaiwi channel crossing, a 55km ocean race from the island of Molokai to Oahu recognised as the ultimate endurance race for paddlers and the world championships of long distance OC1 outrigger canoeing.