One of the biggest events in the Waka Ama calendar is the Long Distance Nationals.
Races range in distance from 12 to 24km and from ages J16 to Master 70, with over 1000 paddlers competing. The Auckland region made use of the Easter Weekend to host the event in stunning weather conditions.
The location was Okahu Bay, home of Ocean Blue Sports. There is a lot of preparation and work that is carried out by the many passionate volunteers and event organisers.
Thank you to WANZ and AROCA, and a huge thank you to the members of Ocean Blue who volunteered on and off the water.