Waka Ama Races started at 9.30am with a high tide and the sun shining. As the day went on, the heat increased and the waves got a little bigger, which only contributed to the fun!
Fourteen community teams entered to race against each other, in a day of fun and laughter, some hard paddling, a little bit of running and a few face plants (in the water).
Thank you to all those that supported Whakatū Marae Waka Ama Club Fundraiser by gathering people, entering races, or helping out, we couldn’t have done it without you. Huge mihi to Hāpai te Hauora for your sponsorship and loan of gazebo.