Cathedral Cove Waka Ama Challenge: Cancelled Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga Event

Cathedral Cove Waka Ama Challenge

Event info

Event Date
September 25, 2021 - 9:00am
End Date
September 26, 2021

Buffalo Beach Reserve
Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga
All ages
Organiser Website

Event information may be subject to change. Please confirm details with event organisers.
Waka in front of Cathedral Cove

Do you love Waka Ama? The Cathedral Cove Challenge is one of the most scenic races in NZ show casing the stunning natural beauty of Mercury Bay. Get your entries in today!

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Waka Ama Challenge in Whitianga

The Cathedral Cove Challenge is Whitianga Waka Ama’s annual showcase event where we get to share our beautiful waters and scenery. Featuring the iconic Cathedral Cove, this is the 6th year we have hosted this event and its popularity is growing as a must do event for New Zealand waka ama paddlers.


Day 1 sees the best teams push each other on a challenging 25km course, leaving from Buffalo Beach out past Cathedral Cove down to Hahei/Wigmore pass, come back in behind Centre Island and back to Buffalo Beach.

Day 2 starts with novice teams out to challenge themselves and have a go at ocean racing in our stunning waters on an 11km course. Next sees the more experienced and best paddlers push themselves in singles on a 16km course from Buffalo Beach to Cathedral Cove and back.

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