CLUB MISSION STATEMENT
‘To promote the development and performance in every aspect of Outrigger Canoe (Waka ama) and other paddling sports in a safe and enjoyable environment.’
‘To be recognized as a premier Outrigger Canoe Team in New Zealand, setting standards that others strive to reach.’
The Taniwha Outrigger Club was officially incorporated on 2 August 1984.
The club is based on the beautiful shores of Lake Pupuke, have their canoes stored on Carmel College grounds and are affiliated to Takapuna Boat Club at Takapuna Beach. Click Here
Waka Ama is a fun innovating sport and lifestyle! Outrigger canoeing fits perfectly into New Zealand’s culture. It offers an outdoor activity, which develops strong bodies, and minds resulting from a sport which is physically and mentally demanding. This sport requires commitment and a love of an ocean environment.
New Zealand's reputation as one of the leading countries in the world within ocean sports, has ensured the rapid and successful growth of the sport since its introduction to New Zealand in the 1980’s. Such are the demands of the sport and the attraction, that for most of the paddlers, it is more of a lifestyle than a sport. The demands of training and obtaining a level of fitness necessary to compete requires many hours on the water and off.
Life as a Bumblebee 2004-2009: