The Auckland Downwind Winter Series 2014 kicked off this month. Organised by Pacific Ocean Paddlers exponent and surf ski powerhouse, Garth Spencer. The aim of the series is to provide access to regular downwind racing through the winter. The series is open to Surf Ski, Outrigger Canoe and SUP paddlers, with options for long and short courses, enabling all levels of paddlers to get out and enjoy the bumps and the wind on their backs.
The competition has grown steadily, although the wind hasn’t always cooperated, everyone has had a blast. We’re stoked to be a sponsor for the event, and seeing our Team Strongarm paddlers, Koha Alofa Vitolio and Mike Tohill out there competing at each race.