Category Archives: News & Events

Takapuna Beach Cup – Stars align for Bhutty Boys

The Takapuna Beach Cup 2015 attracted a host of paddlers from all over the world, including top paddlers from Tahiti and Hawaii in exciting match ups throughout the weekend.  Indeed the level of paddling on display was world class and conditions built to the penultimate 42km marathon around Rangitoto on Saturday. Team Vaka Manu looking […]

Mount Festival 2015

The year 2015 started in the summer paradise of Mount Maunganui at the Mount Festival of Multisport and King & Queen of Mauao event.  The weekend bringing together some of NZ’s top triathletes, ironmen & women, swimmers, cyclists and SUP, surfski and outrigger paddlers. Tupuria, Ash and Charles were there representing Team Strongarm on the […]

Auckland Downwind Winter Series 2014

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 […]

Strongarm in Tahiti

This month, our team paddlers Tupuria King, Ash Roozendaal and Koha-Alofa Vitolio spent some time in Tahiti, living the paddlers life and getting ready for Te Aito 2014.  Koha left a little earlier than the others, spending time with family and getting accustomed to the climate and conditions.  Tupuria returned to Tahiti with plans to […]

Power in the Bay

Recently we have welcomed two up and coming paddlers to Team Strongarm.  Ash Roozendaal and Joshua Walters, who both hail from the Tarawera Outrigger Canoe Club and paddle sixman canoe for Bhutty Bros, are young acheivers that continualy push themselves in the sports of paddling.  Not only are they keen outrigger paddlers, but they also compete in […]

First Hine Paddler

We’re privileged to welcome our first “Hine” paddler to Team Strongarm.  At 14 years old, Koha-Alofa Vitolio, is certainly a young woman on the rise.  Having successfully competed in the Canada World Sprints in 2012, winning three gold medals with the Tiare Maori J16 Womens Team, and with Regional and National Junior Titles hanging on […]