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Ocean Outfitters Shop Opening

Sat 15 Sep 2012
Mana, Wellington

We're opening the doors to our new shop and you're invited.

Spring has sprung and its time for new things.
Come and help us launch the brand new Ocean Outfitters Shop, we'll have the beer, bubbles and brand new boards... all we need is you.

Saturday Sept 15
5pm onwards
5 Marina View in Mana (next to Wisconsin Burger by the Mana Bridge)

We'd love to see you at the opening if you can make it.

Nelson Watersports


Nelson Watersports is excited to be able to offer windsurfing tuition and hire at all levels in the Nelson area from early October 2012.

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES REGULATIONS have been approved by cabinet

Cabinet has approved regulations to improve safety in the commercial adventure tourism and outdoor education industries, which will come into effect on 1 November 2011. The regulations sit under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 requiring commercial adventure tourism and outdoor education operators in New Zealand who provide activities that are designed to deliberately expose participants to a managed risk of serious harm, to undergo a safety audit and be registered.

iPhone app - Kite and Windsurfing Guide

The legendary KITE AND WINDSURFING GUIDEs are now available as a sensational new iPhone App! The KITE AND WINDSURFING NAVIGATOR is the world's first and only comprehensive spot guide on the iPhone. With accurate first-hand local information and every launch precisely located in GoogleMaps, your iPhone will guide you straight to over 2,750 spots worldwide, be they in Cornwall, Cape Town or Hawaii.

Gaastra/Vandal/Tabou on site demo

Sat 5 Mar 2011 - Sun 6 Mar 2011

The demo van is stacked with gear and rolling again
AND Distribution is coming to Wellington on the first weekend in March. We'll either have the Friday or Monday as an additional day depending on the forecast.
We'll bring the latest kit from Gaastra, Vandal and Tabou for demo including the full SUP range.

Gaastra/Vandal/Tabou on site demo

Sat 26 Mar 2011
Mt Maunganui, Kulim Park

The demo van is rolling again, Come and try the latest gear!
We decided to come back - bigger and better! AND Distribution will have the latest boards and sails from Gaastra/Vandal/Tabou on site for demo. Also we'll bring a couple of teamriders to assist, answer questions etc.
A race clinic and (weather permitting) a fun slalom event will be run, so come around for some fun, bbq and drinks

ABC Windsurf (Italy) interview with James Dinnis (Carbon Art)

James was recently interviewed, scroll down for the english version!

Windsurfing magazine - learn freestyle tricks, get your kids sailing

6 Fundamental Freestyle Tricks - Four Fastest Boards - Get Your Kids Sailing - Are We Safe From Sharks? - Video: Pistol River Final, Gorge Jump Off, Tatiana Howard In Fiji, Naish Bash Preview.

Tamara Bockius Wins Maui County Championships on Carbon Art.

The 26th annual Maui Race Series has been running smoothly. The first 4 events have been completed, The Starboard Slalom, DaKine Classic, MFC Open and Quicksilver Cup. The Hawaii State Championships are scheduled for July 31st. This year there were a few heat postponements due to lack of wind and an occasional deflated or run away buoy but for the most part we had good slalom racing with lots of Pro Sailors and a seasoned Race committee.

VF Slot Box - new light weight fin box for windsurfers - includes video

At just 77 grams per piece, the Slot Box could be the best way to shed some weight this season! Leading manufacturers, Starboard and Tabou have recently announced the launch of a new light weight fin box, which is to be incorporated into their multifin boards. But, they also hope that it will replace the current industry standard, the US Box in the not too distant future.

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