The Hauraki Summer Series saw another successful event held at Buffalo Beach, hosted by Whitianga Community Waka Ama.
With 40 entrants, some paddling in W1 and W6, the day was buzzing with action and excitement!
There were a few learning experiences for those who hadn't paddled in the surf which added an interesting element to the day! Great feedback from paddlers with particular praise going to the safety boats for an excellent job on the water.
A special mention should go to Milan Lukic who, along with a couple of surfers, rescued a swimmer in distress. While the person was unrelated to our event the outcome could have been much different without intervention.