Xmas @ Kaituna 2013

Tis the silly season once again, and to kick off the start of the holidays Xmas @ Kaituna is on this weekend, Saturday 21st December. Another fun day on river is planned with lots of fun activities including a down river boater x, an 8 ball race, freestyle jam, teams beach ball race, secret santa,  and of course the xmas inflatable river float.

Registration is from 9am til 10am on teh day at Okere falls store.

Entry is $10 and also be sure to bring a wrapped gift (no more than $5) for the secret santa after prize giving.

More information or check out the event page on facebook…  https://www.facebook.com/events/193098017553847/

Here is an outline of the days events:
Rego @ The Okere Falls Store – 9:00 – 10:00am
Briefing – 10:00am
Progressive Boater X – 10:45am
Freestyle Throw-down @ Bottom Hole – 12:15pm
The 8 Ball Battle – 1:30pm
Teams Ball Race – 3:30pm
‘Unofficial’ Inflatable Float – 5:00pm
Prize-giving & secret santa – 7:00pm
Aprés-paddling Festivities – 7:33 to infinity

A quick run-down of the days events:
Rego –
standard form filling out. Bring $10 entry plus a $5 secret santa gift
(must be wrapped)
Briefing –
This is where we re-explain the days events, plus outline safety issues.
Progressive Boater X –
Heats of 4 to 6 (drawn randomly) will race short sections of the river. The first race will separate the top half into an ‘A’ stream, and the bottom half into a ‘B’ stream. The second race will eliminate the bottom half and the top half will progress into the next round. In total the river will be broken down into 4 sections. The Girls heats may be different depending on numbers.
Freestyle Throw-down –
All paddlers will have 2 rides in the bottom hole to show there stuff. There will be 4 categories riders will be judged on; Biggest Air, Best Ride, Best Retro Move, and Honey Badger Award (person deemed to be giving it there all regardless of ability).
The 8 Ball Battle –
Heats of 4 to 6 (drawn randomly, men & women mix) will race from the control gates to a banner touch on river right above the ‘Devils Diner Plate’ rapid (above Cascades). Along the way racers will have to battle there way through a series of 8 Ballers (kayaks, rafts, and duos). Top 2 from each heat will progress into the next round. **If anyone would like to volunteer to be an 8 Baller please contact Brendan Bayly or Louise Urwin at Rego in the morning, or via Facebook) **
Teams Ball Race –
Teams of three will mass start from the control gates, picking up there personalized beach ball below the road bridge, and racing it to the bottom. Racers may NOT carry their ball at any point during the race. It must be thrown, hit with the paddle or shunted with the kayak. First complete team to cross the bottom hole with Their ball wins!


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