Waka ama champ sets sights on Super Aito

Ko Tupuria King te toa whakaihuwaka o te whakataetae Aito Taratoni i New Caledonia. Hei ko tāna he para whakawai pai ēnei mō te Tino Aito ki Tahiti.

Kitea ana ngā ngaru hukahuka mai i te hoe a te toa waka ama o Aotearoa, ki ngā wai puta noa i te ao.

"I've been competing in the New Caledonian Aito race for the last three years and finally I have managed to win my first Aito in Taratoni so yeah it's a really good feeling," hei tā Tupuria King.

Nō nga rangi tata nei, ka uru te uri e rua tekau mā rua tau te kaumatuatanga ki te rēhi Aito Taratoni i tū ki New Caledonia. I puta tuatahi mai te ihu o te waka o King i te rēhi e rua tekau mā waru kiromita te roa. Otirā, e rua rau hoki ngā kaiwhakataetae.

“To me it's a very good to win because one of the top Tahitians actually came over to compete and he's won it for the last two years. So it was really good to claim this victory with him there but ultimately the biggest Aito is in Tahiti and we'll see how that goes in a months’ time.”

A ngā wiki e rua ko te heke mai, ka rere atu te Kaihoe whiwhi mētara rauwhero o te ao, ki Tahiti.

E hiahia ana ia ki te whakaharatau ki reira, kia rite mai ia mō te rēhi Super Aito, koia hoki tētahi o ngā rēhi nui o te ao.

“There's quite a different type of water there. So it's really good to get use to paddling in that type of water and in that specific heat too. And the more time I spend there the better I guess, its paradise.”

Ka tū te rēhi Super Aito a te Akuhata, ā, e tūmanako nui ana ia ka pīti ia i te tūranga tekau i riro mai i a ia i tērā tau.