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 […]

Kaiwi Solo 2014

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 […]

Great Barrier Ocean Challenge 2014

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 […]

Pineula joins Team Strongarm

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 […]

Tupuria King

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.  […]

Navigator Design Meaning

  It’s a little later than originally planned, but as promised on our Facebook page, we’ve included the meaning of the design from the Mens Navigator S/S Performance Top. The design is actually the result of the first sketches and designs that inspired the Strongarm brand into reality and incorporates our view in paddling. The […]