Waka Ama : Assessment Form Level 2

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Waka ama NCEA Level 2

Student Name
Teacher or Class


A – Achievement. Verbally name parts of a waka (student to choose)
M – Merit. Describe the role of the following parts (Teacher to choose)
E – Excellence. All of the above & Student can capsize and re-enter the waka without any assistance

Achievement - Parts Merit - Role Excellence - Function
Ama - Outrigger Flotation A long thin float lashed parallel to the waka Prevents the waka from capsizing
Kiato - Cross Arms Two wooden cross arms connect the hiwi to the ama. Enables the ama to perform its function.
Hiwi - Hull
A hull is the watertight body of the waka. Holds people and equipment.
Ihu – Bow/Front Identifies the front of the waka. valign="top" align="left" Disperses the water so the water does not go inside the hiwi.
Noko/Kei – Stern/Back Identifies the back of the waka. It helps with water line and speed.
Haumi – Deck Covering Is the deck covering from the ihu to the hiwi. Stops water from getting into the air tight compartment below it.
Rauawa - Gunnel The reinforcing strip running along the top edge of the hull to which the kiato are attached, usually made of wood or polyester. > Protects the edge of the hiwi.
Aukaha – Lashings Are the lashings used to secure the kiato to the taumanu and the kiato to the ama. Prevents the kiato and the ama being disconnected to the hiwi.
Pae Manu – Seats The seats provided for the paddlers to sit on. To provide comfort and support for the paddler.
Taumanu - Thwarts Crossbeams also known as canoe taumanu, that run on the inside or on top of a canoe giving the hull support and strength. There are usually two taumanu on the inside of a canoe. From a practical standpoint, taumanu are often used to strap gear to, thereby keeping it within the canoeist's reach and safe from falling out of the hiwi. It is the strongest point in the waka and can be used for towing purposes.


A – Achievement. Student to name 1 -11 safety issues relating to paddling (Teacher chooses number to achieve)
M – Merit. Student to demonstrate saefty checks prior to paddling.
E – Excellence. All of the above & Student can capsize and re-enter waka with assistance


Knowledge of swamping, capsizing safety procedure

Check hiwi/rauawa/kiato/hauimi/aukaha for any damage

Hold onto paddle

The ability to swim at least 50 metres.

Suitable clothing for the weather

Rite the waka

Must be able to work within confined space.

Life jacket

Bail out the water from cockpit

Must be patient and resilient to cope with any situation as a result of intense training.

3 x Bungs

Re-enter the waka

Must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on the water.

Spare paddle lashed to the kiato

Knowledge of Water Safety awareness.

Bailer lashed to the kiato

Lifesaving skills preferred.

Water or sports drink (if over 1 hour)

You have advised another person of your voyage.

Snack Food (if over 1 hour)

You are confident & competent paddler to venture out to ocean.

Check the weather forecast

You must wear a life jacket throughout your voyage if you cannot swim.

It is strongly recommended that all Junior 16/19 paddlers wear a life jacket when voyaging out to sea.

Paddling Calls


Kia rite

Paddles position in Set Up phase

To start the team


To start the team paddling together

Paddle forward

Hip / Hut

One more stroke after call, then change the hoe to otherside

Call the hip just as the blade enters the water.

Hold Water

Team places paddle in the water alongside the gunnel

To stop the waka from continuing to move. Seat 3 & 4 may hold water in a turn to stop the waka moving away from the turning bouy.


Paddlers in Seat 1 & 2 to reach out to the left place paddle in the water

To turn the ihu left. Helps the steerer to turn the waka left


Paddlers in Seat 1 & 6 to enter their blades by their knees and hold up against the hull

This motion acts the same as a rudder. Seat 1 enters on the right to turn the waka left and Seat 6 enters on the left to turn the waka left.


Paddlers in Seat 1, 2 & sometimes 5 are already in mau or pana action, next they start to pull the blade toward them, ensuring the water they pull goes under the hull.

This causes the ihu or noko to turn left or right if in 5 & 6. Helps the steerer to turn the waka in a small space.

Kia Mau

Paddlers to take paddles out of the water and stop paddling.

Race is over. Allowing the waka to slowly come into shore.


This can have different meanings for different teams, generally this means more power in the power phase of the stroke

If the waka is feeling heavy or dragging, the power call should help to lift the waka up onto the water and move quicker.

Kick it

Once again this can have different meanings, generally a term used to pick up the rate and or power in the waka to get the waka moving more efficiently and with speed.

Generally used at the end of the race, to give the waka that last quick spurt over the finish line, referred to ‘being piped at the post’.

Paddling Strokes

Achievement Merit Excellence
Forward paddle in time Forward paddle in time Forward paddle in time
Front arm extended Front arm extended Front arm extended
Elbow locked throughout most of the movement Elbow locked throughout most of the movement Elbow locked throughout most of the movement
Reach far forward as possible Reach far forward as possible Reach far forward as possible
Paddle exit from hip Paddle exit from hip Paddle exit from hip
Some rotation of upper body and torso Full rotation of upper body and torso
Use of back muscles rather than arms
Able to switch legs in sitting position
Able to steer the waka from the front

Signed by Teacher:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________

Signed by Student:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________