Te Waka Pounamu Outrigger Canoe Club (TWP) is one of a number of waka ama (outrigger canoe) clubs based in Ōtautahi / Christchurch and affiliated to Te Waka o Aoraki (South Island Regional Waka Ama Association) and Ngā Kaihoe o Aotearoa (Waka Ama New Zealand).
Our club caters for all ranges, ages and abilities with youth, open and masters paddlers, social, competitive and educational, and we have a variety of waka including W6 (six person), W3 (triple), W2 (double) and W1 (single) canoes.
We are also associated with traditional ceremonial and sailing waka use and revitalisation. We are proudly based at the Naval Point Club, on the edge of Whakaraupō / Lyttelton Harbour.
WAKA AMA TRAINING WITH TWP
There's no better way to spend a hot summer night than a paddle on Whakaraupo We run Club trainings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6pm) and on Saturday mornings (8.00 am). If you're interested in coming along to experience some Aloha spirit, please fill in the below to register your interest.
Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana,
kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tōu huarahi
May peace be widespread, may the sea glisten like greenstone, and
may the shimmer of light guide you on your way