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Advertise and Sponsorship

The opportunities for advertising and/or sponsorship are many.

Advertising on the website is available on request, please contact us for further details and costs. Sponsorship automatically entitles you to web site advertising.

Sponsorship can be addressed at several levels

Overall sponsorship of windsurfing in New Zealand
Sponsorship of National Events
Sponsorship of local events
Sponsorship of local clubs
Sponsorship of youth windsurfing via local yacht clubs.

Ken Kingsbury - windsurfer and innovator, still going strong

Ken Kingsbury, former Rotorua windsurfing school operator, WNZ Chief Instructor and inventor of the ZUD (Zero Unecessary Deflection) windsurfer, KIWISI windsurfing simulator and the Grasshopper land windsurfing board - and probably many other things, is still active in Rarotonga where he went to set up a windsurfing school and has continued to innovate. A recent email from Ken describes his latest invention, the Terddlecat. Read on ...

Carbon Art release new range of windsurfing boards

Press release: 2010/11 Carbon Art Wave. New Shapes, New Graphics, 2 Year Warranty. Carbon Art is excited to announce the release of our 2010 wave range. An extensive amount of work, testing and tweaking on the waves of Taranaki and Maui has gone into our entire range.

2010 Carbon Art Wave Boards update

One of our main projects over the last six months has been researching, testing and developing our new wave boards to establish what we could improve. The most complex part has been finding the right weather conditions; the season to date has been well below average here in Taranaki, New Zealand – where most of our R&D is carried out. Luckily we have had a few really good down the line days since Christmas, we have recently completed tweaking our 2010 prototypes and have now confirmed the new production shapes – which are being built as we speak.

Carbon Art

Based on customer feedback, we have been focusing on all aspects of wave sailing performance – early planing, speed. Initiation, drive, and completion of turns. In a nutshell we wanted a faster, smoother and more responsive ride, we therefore broke-down all the aspects of wave sailing and looked at what we needed to do to get this from all three ranges. As well as the refinements in shape, we have improved construction methods and having sourced and tested new materials we are able to safely offer a 2-year guarantee. We believe that you will be more than happy with our design improvements and development results along with the freedom of choice we offer this year. Full specs and images will be available in the next two weeks – in the mean time here is sequence of the WV54 prototype going through its paces at Pungarehu on “Classic Monday”

Pictures by Vienna Doenni

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School registration

Windsurfing School registration/certification


Christchutch Estuary, Christchurch

Lessons and rentals.

Location; Ferry Rd, Christchurch Estuary.

Eastcoast; 03 384 3788


Christchurch Estuary, Christchurch

Groundswells’ association with windsurfing dates back a while. The name Sailboards Underground has been involved with the sport since the early 80’s. Now under the guise of Groundswell , the store continues to help drive the sport foward.

Lessons, rentals.

Groundswell Sports , Unit 2 , 1030 Ferry Road , Christchurch , New Zealand.
Phone : 03 384 5086

Bucklands Beach Windsurfing

Bucklands Beach, Auckland

Lessons all levels, courses holiday programmes and rentals. Full board & sail repairs service also available.
Location; Bucklands Beach, corner Laings Rd/ The Parade.

Ashley Palmer . Contact 09 962 6675/ 021 558 580.

Flying Forwards

Big Manly Beach, Auckland

Flying Forwards is located at beautiful Big Manly Beach on the northern side of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. This location was selected due to its safe environment in all weather conditions.

Paul Toghill is a Royal Yachting Association qualified instructor, powerboat driver, swimming teacher and is qualified in first aid.

He has spent five years teaching and managing watersports centres for families for an active holiday company with resorts in Turkey, Greece and Croatia.

Beginners Gear

6 x Hifly Primo – ideal super wide beginner board

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