M2M - New Date (Sanctioned)
Venue: Mount Maunganui
Sat 7th Nov 2020
Distance: 32km (W6)
Host: Hei Matau Paddlers
M2M - Wrap up
We had some large swell this year forcing us to use the Mount 2 Mount course due to the shore break in Maketu. Although it did provide us with a fun section of the course from Karewa island to rabbit island.
We had the most stacked start we have ever had with some tight battles throughout the course. Wahine Express lead from start to finish and managed to pass a men's team in the downhill leg.
In the men it was Team Vaka Manu that shot out to an early lead closely followed by almost everyone. Herberts on Tour soon joined the party and fought hard with Vaka Manu exchanging the lead many times until they made a break with 5km left to go and eventually win by over 3min. Dirt N Surf made a charge and chased down Vaka Manu in that last 5km also to have a sprint finish with them and only fall short by 16 seconds.
It was challenging conditions for everyone but provided some good ocean experience and some good blending to kick the summer off.
Prizegiving was held at High Tide Bar where one paddler from each team played a game of heads and tails to win a set of 7 paddles from Tuakana Customs. 2 coins are tossed to see if it is ahead or tail. each person has to guess what the coins are. Get it wrong and you are eliminated until we have a winner. With lots of excitement and cheering Maylene from Mokoias x2 was the winner and gladly took Hom the paddles. It was a great way to add to the experience for a team that had some first-time ocean paddlers in the team.
We plan to run the event back at its usual date in March next year. Limited to 20 teams. Keep an eye on the waka ama calendar for details
|1||Nga Hoe Horo||Herberts on Tour||2:30:02|
|2||Vaka Manu||Team Vaka Manu||2:33:49|
|3||PCKC ||Dirt n Surf||2:34:05|
|6||Hei Matau||Bhutty Boys||2:37:48|
|7||PCKC ||Sons of Poseidon||2:41:18|
|10||Hei Matau ||Lakers SMM||2:46:35|
|11||Vaka Manu||Vaka Manu||2:48:30|
|1||Ruamata ||Wahine Express||2:58:39|
|13||Nga Hoe Horo||Black Broncos||3:06:40|
|2||Hei Matau||Mokoias x2||3:27:12|
Entry Fees must be paid by wednesday if you want to receive your meal vouchers and be eligible for the major spot prize of a team set of Tuakana Custom Paddles.
Once entry is in please make Payment to:
Please use your team name, club as reference.
The conditions are continuing to change and now it is swinging more north making it more on the ama side and also building the beach break of over 1m. This could be a challenge to get back into land. But the race will be over and you will be able to come in at your own time.
We are almost definitely starting the race from Pilot bay in Mount Maunganui. Even though it could have more north it will still run down the coast and add some technical fun. Friday and Sunday are showing Westerly.
There will be no excuse for not having the safety equipment:
The following equipment must be carried by all waka and will be checked at gear check
- 1 life jacket per paddler (must fit correctly)
- 2 bailers if bilge pump breaks
- 2 Spare paddle
- 25m Tow rope W6 attached ready for towing
- Spray skirt
- Cell phone in waterproof bag or VHF Radio, is preferred for direct contact with safety boats or coast guard
Event Schedule: Saturday 7th November 2020
8:00am Registration (parking will be busy)
9:00am Race briefing
11:00am Race Start Women & Men
11:15am Race Start Men
1:30pm Turkish to go – 2 Adams Avenue, Mount Maunganui
3:30pm Prizegiving @ High Tide – 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Name: Paul Roozendaal
Mobile: 027 662 3794
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