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Te Heke 2019

Te Heke 2019

Period: Feb 23 - Feb 23, 2019
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

This endurance relay event will occur on the 23rd February 2019 at the height of New Zealand summer in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf, just 15 km from the city of Auckland.

We’re confident this will become a signature sports event on the Auckland sports event calendar and aspire for it to attract paddlers from the 4 corners of the world, including California, Hawaii, Tahiti, Brazil and France.

The racing vessels shall either be a one man waka ama (outrigger canoe), surfski, or a standup paddleboard (SUP). If you would like to use another type of paddle craft that is capable of making the finish cutoff time of 4 pm, we will consider your entry, and in all likelihood welcome you. All teams are eligible for spot prizes. Waka Ama teams are also eligible for cash prizes up to $600

The race will start and finish at Wharetana Bay which is behind Te Whau Point. (1.5 km east across the inlet from the vehicle ferry wharf at Kennedy Pt.) To complete the race, Waiheke Island must have been circumnavigated. This will take approximately 5.5 hours for experienced fit paddlers. SUP & novice waka ama teams shall start at an earlier time, so as to meet the 4pm cutoff for finishing.

For more details, please visit the official website.