As Tupuria King heads to New Caledonia to compete in their Te Aito race, he’s been preparing well. Following his Aotearoa Aito win, Tupu has followed this up with a win at the Aussie Aito on the Gold Coast last week. Tupu’s training is starting to shine through, and he is definitely on another level […]
Congratulations to Mario Mausino for his 12th place finish at the Pa’a Kaiwi OC1 Championships, and a big thanks for taking Strongarm into the channel again. We’re also stoked to have Stephen Roulston and young Kekoa Kaho’okele-Santos out there on their first crossing. This year’s Kaiwi Solo race an epic battle, with some of Tahiti’s […]
The 22-23 March 2014 marked the inaugural race for the Great Barrier Ocean Challenge, with a small, but avid group of Surf Ski, Outrigger and SUP paddlers on the starting line. The prevailing SW wind failed to fire, instead coming from SE at 15-20Knots, prompting a course change, with the race start at Whangaparapara ending […]
We’re stoked to have Team Vaka Manu Open Mens Team join the Strongarm family. Team Vaka Manu is part of Manukau Outriggers Canoeing Club, Auckland, New Zealand. The team has a strong history of success in both Sprints and Long Distance.
In New Zealand Waka Ama, Pineula is a team with a very proud history of being consistently one of the top outrigger crews. Winning multiple national sprint titles, major long distance races, and their team of paddlers consistently being at the front of many OC1 races, we’re really stoked to be able to provide support […]
We are stoked to have Tupuria King as our newest Team Strongarm paddler. Tupu paddles for the Northland club, Te Puu Ao. He has become the man to beat in recent times, dominating in the rudderless V1 class. Some recent achievements have included Super Aito 2013, Team Aotearoa, 500m & 250m NZ Sprint Champion 2014, Aotearoa Aito 2014. […]
Outrigger Canoeing is experiencing a revival in the Kingdom of Tonga. The Nuku’alofa Outrigger Canoe Club have been leading this from the front. A group of twelve paddlers have been selected and are training to compete at the South Pacific Mini Games being held at Wallis & Futuna, the first time Tonga will enter the […]
A selection of 12 of the top mens outrigger paddlers in New Zealand have been chosen to be part of Team Aotearoa. The team is led by Kingi Gilbert, and brings together paddlers from various parts of New Zealand and from some of the leading sixman crews in the country. The crew will be heading to Tahiti on […]