Local junior oe vaka paddlers have put on some skilful displays on the water in this year’s Mapu Oe Vaka regatta in the Matson Vaka Eiva 2016 Festival.
After yesterday’s men’s and women’s round Raro relay race, paddlers will have the day to explore Rarotonga ahead of the final Matson Vaka Eiva 2016 race in the Bob Worthington Memorial mixed relay race on Friday morning.
Superior surfing skills were called for in yesterdays coveted Pacific Cup and Pacific Paddle round Raro relay race in the men’s and women’s division, and local club Ngakau Toa vaka delivered to dominate on the water.
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.