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Thomas Traversa is coming to New Zealand

Thomas Traversa, the current King of the RED BULL STORMCHASE is coming to New Zealand in May. Gaastra/Tabou New Zealand is proud to bring one of the best wave sailors in the world to the NZ windsurf community.

2014 NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL WAVESAILING WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Fri 18 Apr 2014 - Mon 21 Apr 2014
Oakura, Taranaki

Entry form and Notice of Race are available for download below (click through).

Taranaki Wave Classic 2013 - 30th Anniversary Edition

Carbon Art is proud to have been sponsoring the Taranaki Wave Classic since 1997.
In that time CA has given away a board each year in the random prize draw - that's 17 free boards!!

Update: Taranaki Wave Classic 2013

Question: Is it possible to have too much fun at this awesome event?
Answer: Absolutely!
New Zealand's Premier Windsurfing Event, 30th Edition 1983 - 2013, 25th - 28th October
Welcome back to TWC FM ('fully-maxxed')! None of us here at TWC HQ are particularly fond of school, but no matter if you are 'new skool', 'old skool', or just 'too cool for school', the Taranaki Wave Classic always asks the same question of each entrant:

Wellington Wave Champs 2013

Sat 5 Oct 2013 - Sat 30 Nov 2013
Wellington

The Wellington Wave Champs 2013 will be held in the best wave sailing conditions possible on one windy weekend in October or November. Excluding the weekend of the TWC. Stay tuned for more details.
https://www.facebook.com/events/684531551575708/

Join the discussion on the 2013-2014 New Zealand Windsurfing event calendar

It's good to see some events already scheduled for the coming season - if you have ideas or want to contribute to formulating the event calendar then contact us and join the discussion here https://www.loomio.org (you'll need to register)

STOLEN WINDSURFING EQUIPMENT - Wellington

My name is Dave Richards and last night my BLUE van was stolen in Wellington taken for a joy ride then all my windsurfing equipment was cleaned out. Please can you keep you ears to the ground for; Fanatic skate 90l 2011/2012 model (A small white patch job from a ding front left of the mast track. The back has been rebuilt and therefore does not have the CAD/CAM logo on the back, design and colours close but not Authentic. (click through for more details)

30th Taranaki Wave Classic

Fri 25 Oct 2013 - Mon 28 Oct 2013
Taranaki

The TWC is all about fun, with its expression session format where competitors free-sail in whatever conditions occur at the chosen location for that day. There are no heats, no man-on-man elimination and no stress. The winner gets glory, while most participants walk away with a spot prize.
web site http://www.taranakiwaveclassic.com/
Nostalgic video https://vimeo.com/70907933

Windsurfing Event safety check-out / check-in board

At the recent Eastbourne Windsurfing Fun Slalom event we trialled a check-out / check-in board system for managing safety. I first encountered this at the National Slalom event in Dunedin and it worked well, so I decided to try it here. It worked well so here's the details on how to make and use your own (total cost $6)

New Zealand Windsurfing Wave Nationals - results

Chris La Franchie became the 2013 NZ Wave Nationals Champion with some nicely picked waves high up in the break, closely followed by Ferran Crespo in second and James Dinnis taking out third. The juniors also got a result with Hamish Dunning-Beck first and Luke Holliday second. (more)

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