We have an active group of oneman paddlers in Nelson, paddling both V1 and OC1. We often meet Saturdays at the beach. Sometimes Tony or Jan have their GoPros out...
Paddling from Tahunanui ... Read More
I bought the OC1 nearly 3 years ago and it's made such a difference in my life. It made it easier to train for World Sprints when my crew was spread from North Cape to the Bluff (one end of New ... Read More
I find it really easy to offer help, support and awhi to others. And yet it is always so much harder to ask for help for something for myself.
Going to the 2018 IVF Va’a (Waka Ama) World Club ... Read More
At 67 saying "Yes" is really important and I've been saying "YES" a lot more lately. I am constantly amazed at how my world opens up when I do. It changes everything, I feel better about myself, I ... Read More
Getting fit on my own doesn't work for me. I can paddle heaps because I am usually paddling with another 5 people and have a commitment to my crew. However, some forms of waka ama, like sprints, ... Read More
Increase the distance, increase the nutrition
Proper hydration and nutrition are critical if you are going to do long distance waka ama racing or doing long distance training. We have an OC6 crew who ... Read More
Waka ama crews in New Zealand are normally 6 people who come together for social or racing events in 6 man outrigger canoes (OC6 or W6). Forming racing crews for waka ama racing can be a challenging ... Read More
Here I am at 66 buying a brand new OC1. Mad or not, it was a great decision. To translate the jargon, an OC1 is a one man waka, actually a one woman waka (or one man outrigger canoe).It was ... Read More
People often ask me what the transition to minimalist footwear was like. There are some common concerns/questions that I hear:I have [insert joint pain here] and I'm worried about the lack of ... Read More
Bean bars have become a running staple for me in the last 18 months and a cornerstone of my "whole food" running nutrition. They are similar in texture to a brownie although less sweet. Rich, balanced ... Read More