Event Title
Te Heke (www.theheke.co.nz)
Start Date
Saturday, 23 February 2019 9:45 a.m.
End Date
Saturday, 23 February 2019 4:00 p.m.
Wharetana Bay, Waiheke Is.
Toby Lerew
A circumnavigational race around Waiheke Island open to all one man paddle powered racecraft. Most will do in a relay team, but we are open to competent surfski paddlers doing it solo.

This is an inaugural race around Waiheke Island in a relay format (with some exceptions) for Surfskis, SUP's and Outrigger canoes (conventional canoe paddlers are showing keen interest too)

The event is to be held in the middle of our summer (February 23, 2019) on the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf.

We really want this to become an annual, as well as iconic event on the NZ paddlers calendar, and have invested many days/ hours into planning it. We are also committed to making it affordable ($39 per paddler) The most significant cost for participants will be their teams support boat, which if they cannot provide their own, we will have a supply of based on the Island varying in cost between $350 to $500.

We will be providing a shuttle landing craft from Maraetai to Waiheke Island on the weekend to ferry paddlers and their craft back and forth at a cost (lower than the equivalent service on the Sealink ferry)

There is a comprehensive website with all the details of the race and profile on invitational paddlers. We are hoping to add Sean Murphy to this list of elite invitee's, as well as a top SUP paddler.

We have been sanctioned by Waka Ama NZ, and in doing this, have submitted, and will abide by an approved plan for the event, which has a well thought out safety management aspect to it.


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