February 17, 2014

The Nelson Lakes region is absolutely gorgeous!  We drove through several months ago to visit some friends who have a bach up there.  The scenery was breathtaking!


So when my husband discovered there was going to be a SUP race mixed in with the more specialized outrigger races on the weekend of February 14, he jumped on the registration and created a training plan.  For weeks he did his requisite 5km around Tahuna Beach and practiced manipulating the water in all kinds of weather.  He had a goal and he was sticking to it.

When we arrived at Lake Rotoiti this past weekend for the races, he was prepared.  He got his registration number and studied the course. We were both impressed with the Maori opening tribute and ceremony to the lake and it’s surroundings before the competition began and we were happy that the weather seemed to be holding despite the cold temperatures.

When all was said and done, my husband won his race!  He won because he was the only participant in the Male SUP race.  *sigh*  But at least he did it!  Goal accomplished!