Category Archives: Team Strongarm


On Day 2 of the Hawaiian Airlines IVF World Elite Sprint Championships, the Aotearoa Elite teams delivered on the many hours of training by achieving outstanding results! After a disappointing DQ on Day 1, the Elite Men’s team bounced back with a 2 second win over Tahiti in the V6 500m final to be crowned […]

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 […]

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 […]