Paddling

Vesna back with more passion

Thursday November 27, 2014

The island is buzzing with excitement this week as some 600 paddlers dig deep to compete in the 11th annual Vaka Eiva competition.

Fast times, fun galore at oe vaka

Tuesday November 25, 2014

An overcast sky did little to dampen the spirits of Vaka Eiva paddlers and spectators at yesterdays races held in Muri where adult paddlers took part in sprint races and junior paddlers raced over a lagoon marathon course. 

Paddlers were met with challenging three metre sea swells and strong easterly winds on Saturday for the first day of the Vaka Eiva festival. 

Individual prowess at Vaka Eiva races

Saturday November 22, 2014

Avarua harbour will be buzzing with more excitement than usual this morning as paddlers gear up for the first day of races for the 2014 Vaka Eiva competition.

Canoes blessed, races start

Saturday November 22, 2014

The Vaka Village filled quickly yesterday evening as a crowd gathered at the Avarua harbour to be a part of the 2014 Vaka Eiva vaka blessing ceremony.

Club Raro provides Vaka Eiva beats

Friday November 21, 2014

Club Raro Resort has supported Vaka Eiva for 10-years with beats and kai to keep the week-long event humming.

The Lae'ula o Kai Club of Maui, Hawai’i will bring 40 paddlers to the beautiful shores of Rarotonga to compete in this year’s Vaka Eiva outrigger canoeing races.

Next month’s Vaka Eiva Festival is set to have a few new exciting inclusions in the week long paddling programme in the form of the sprint kayaks.

2014 Vaka Eiva excitement growing

Saturday October 11, 2014

Excitement is mounting ahead of Vaka Eiva 2014 with 600 paddlers expected to take to the water for the week long paddling festival.

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