12-18 January 2020

Address Lake Karapiro, Waikato, New Zealand View Map

Email admin@wakaama.co.nz

Website https://wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar/lookup/1432

Annual Waka Ama Sprint Nationals, New Zealand’s largest Waka Ama Regatta Lake Karapiro

Waka ama. Waka, or outrigger canoes, are part of the culture of Pacific people. In recent years, it has grown in popularity as a recreational activity and sport. Outriggers (ama) are used to stabilise canoes that are deeper than they are wide. The ama is lashed to two crossbeams, which are lashed to the hull. The ama is usually on the left side of the hull.

Come along and view some exciting racing out on our beautiful Lake Karapiro

Everyone welcome.

Parking $5.00

2020 Waka Ama National Sprint Championships

Lake Karapiro, Waikato, New Zealand

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