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Auckland windsurfing freestyle event looking good for Saturday

The forecast is looking good to run the comp at Pt Chev tomorrow Sat 15. May. We'll try to start the first heat at 12.00 as the wind is supposed to peak after lunch.
All entries from last week are still in, but plenty of room left. registration from 11.00 on.
Wicked spotprizes and trophies for the Auckland Freestyle Champs to be won!!!!
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Auckland Freestyle Windsurfing event postoned

The event has been postponed due to a lack of wind today. Forecast looked promising but it had quiet a bit of south in it when we turned up. Never pushed through strong enough. So we called it off at 12.30. All entries will stay in (thanks for turning up everyone) and we'll put it on standby again. Maybe next weekend (Sunday is a non event day though) or the week after. Also thanks to Pete, Jim etc. for your help and support

Windsurfing: The 2010 Auckland Freestyle Champs is on this weekend!

Sunday 9. May at Takapuna boatramp, first possible heat to start at 9.30am. Entry fee is 25.00 for members of the AWA or any affiliated org. or 35.00 for non members. (sorry only cash). This should be a great event - see you all there.

The Auckland Freestyle Windsurfing Champs - more details

The event - The Auckland Freestyle Champs is a comp designed to promote freestyle in the Auckland area and nationwide in a fun environment.
The event is run on a standby mode to get the best possible conditions. This year the standby period is set for the whole month of May with Sat/Sun being possible competition days. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be an expert to participate. If a jibe is the most radical maneuver you can do, that’s fine as long as you do it with a big smile on your face! You might get inspired by tricks that other riders perform and try one yourself. There is no pressure or other competition hassle, it’s still a “fun” event!

2010 AWA Gaastra/Tabou NZ Auckland Freestyle Windsurfing event

Sat 29 May 2010 - Sun 30 May 2010
Auckland

The AWA in conjunction with Gaastra/Tabou NZ are proud to present the 2010 Auckland Freestyle event. As in previous seasons the event will run on standby to get some great sailing. Standby period will start 1. May and will run for four weeks with every Sat/Sun as a potential comp day (apart from 16. May) More details and event flyer out shortly. Looking forward to some great action again! cheers Alexander

WWA Free Wave Final Round

Sat 13 Feb 2010 - Sun 14 Feb 2010
Wellington

09/10 season final round - check http://wwa.org.nz/ for details

Videos of freestyle

Tonky Frans and friends


Light wind freestyle

Kiteboarding and kiteboard racing proposal for the 2016 Olympics

As a follow up to the recent meeting with Yachting NZ I pointed out that given the importance of SPARC funding which is based on competitive results, and with the way the Olympics were moving (introduction of snowboarding, mountain biking and BMX etc.) that windsurfing variants such as freestyle and slalom could become very attractive because of their spectator appeal, and that this alone should be a factor in giving windsurfing more focus in the development area. So not surprisingly kiteboarding has now put itself forward as a possible new olympic sport, and why not? This from IKO recently:

Windsurfing options - there are more than you think!

  • Techno 293 - the 'junior' Olympic class, the ideal entry for young sailors. The skills learned here will set kids up for any kind of windsurfing, and of course there's always the possibility of yet another Olympic medal
  • RS:X Olympic - the current Olympic class board on which Tom Ashley won the Beijing Olympic Gold in 2008

2009 Auckland Freestyle Champs event report

As in the previous year the 2009 Auckland Freestyle Champs was run again on stand by to get the best conditions possible so the stand by period was set for the whole month of May with each Saturday and Sunday being a possible event day.

The weather systems during that time of the year are normally a bit windier and consistent - but what is normal in these days anyway? The first weekend in May had a terrific forecast, 30+ Knots for 4-5 days in a row but it became quickly apparent that the direction was SE, which is the most unreliable of all for the Auckland area. After a bit of gambling the decision was made to postpone the event to the following weekend. As it turned out the wind never arrived for the first weekend – luckily!

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