Challenging conditions brings out best

Tuesday May 26, 2015 Written by Published in Paddling
Junior under 19 paddlers got Te Aito Cook Islands 2015 off to a great start on Saturday, with the future stars of paddling tackling a 10k course in calm seas before conditions deteriorated. Junior under 19 paddlers got Te Aito Cook Islands 2015 off to a great start on Saturday, with the future stars of paddling tackling a 10k course in calm seas before conditions deteriorated.

Challenging sea conditions on Saturday brought out the best in local paddlers.

Paddlers have been in full training mode for next month’s Pacific Games and Saturday’s Te Aito Cook Islands singles race gave them a good indication if they are doing enough to make the games podium.

Gun Tahiti paddler Raunui Makiroto was the pick of the men’s 24km race, clocking a time of 2.28.12, while Serena Hunter was the standout paddler in the open women’s 14km race, finishing the event in 1.40.02.

Conditions were tough and saw four women’s paddlers unable to finish their race on Saturday.

Today we share more of the action from the water captured by the talented crew of Salt Film.

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