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Jan's Waka Ama Paddle Erg

Creating a Waka Ama paddle erg at home

Covid-19 calls for a Plan B OK, so now I am definitely onto Plan B. Aotearao, New Zealand's ...
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Jan paddling her Fai Va'a V1 Rudderless wak at the National Waka Ama Sprints 2019

I’m refusing to act my age

Age is no barrier to competing internationally I've just Qualified to race at World Sprints, 2020 At nearly ...
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Jason Hulena at primal Fit Gym, Nelson

Training at Primal Fit Gym, Nelson

Going to 'Worlds' is such a big journey. Besides all the training, I have had to put my ...
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Magic days on the water in Nelson

We have an active group of oneman paddlers in Nelson, paddling both V1 and OC1. We often meet ...
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Viper Waka Paddle and Viper Kiato for V1 waka

Buying Waka Paddles (Outrigger or Va’a Paddles)

Waka Paddles are A very personal choice Getting the right paddle for you can be a bit of ...
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Jan paddling her Fai Va'a V1 Rudderless wak at the National Waka Ama Sprints 2019

Buying a V1 Va’a (rudderless outrigger canoe) for Grannies

From OC1 to V1 I bought the OC1 nearly 3 years ago and it's made such a difference ...
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Turns race at Waka Ama Sprint Nationals

Competing at World Sprints, Tahiti, 2018

I find it really easy to offer help, support and awhi to others. And yet it is always ...
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Jan, first time in V1 rudderless waka

Saying YES opens up my world

At 67 saying "Yes" is really important and I've been saying "YES" a lot more lately. I am ...
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Jan boxing to get fit for waka ama sprints

Off Water Training – Waka Ama Sprints for the over 60’s

Getting fit on my own doesn't work for me. I can paddle heaps because I am usually paddling ...
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Long distance waka ama paddling

Hydration & Nutrition Critical for Long Distance Waka Ama Paddling

Increase the distance, increase the nutrition Proper hydration and nutrition are critical if you are going to do ...
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