The kayaking section saw teams take to the water between Stephens Bay and Rabbit Island. They battled the surf both on the way out and especially on the way into the beach at on the island. Crowds lined the sand dunes to watch as the teams executed some killer moves on the way in.
We captured some awesome shots of the GODZone Chapter Five teams as they coasteered their way around the shoreline from Kaiteriteri to Stephens Bay. There were brave dives off the rocks, some questionable routes taken and a fair few competitors giving each other a helping hand.
WATER ACTION FOR FIRST DAY OF GODZONE The action has been on the water today for the start of GODZone Chapter 5 that saw hundreds of locals witness competitors heading off on the 530km expedition adventure. Teams sprinted off the start line on Kaiteriteri beach on midday swimming and coasteering around the rugged coastline to