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Hoe Matariki Waka Ama Race

Friday 24th-Saturday 25th June 2022

Individual and team events in NZs fastest growing watersport - waka ama.
From Tamariki ages 5 and up to Rangatahi to over 70 year olds.

Waka will race on Friday from Tahunanui beach on a course incorporating Fifeshire Rock - Urenui in a relay event in single and double canoes.
6 person novice waka crews will also race a similar course on Friday .
Saturday will see a longer course also starting at Tahunanui beach and paddling to Oyster Island and back in 6 person waka.

Spectators are welcome with great vantage points on the beach and Rocks Road

Family Friendly Free Alcohol Free


June 24–25


9am - 3pm Friday 7am-3pm Saturday


Nelson & suburbs


Tahunanui Front Beach
42 Neale Avenue

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Ph. 0276668493