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Taranaki Windsurfing Club

Taranaki Wave Classic

The organisers did a brilliant job of organising the event but could not control the wind - but despite the lack of this essential component a great weekend was had by all. Over 80 windsurfers from as far away as Dunedin spent the weekend floating around on their biggest windsurfers or stand-up paddling (SUP), a popular alternative for windless windsurfers.

Taranaki Wave Classic - a last minute reminder and details

Just a quick message for you all. We will open registration at 9am on Saturday morning 23/10 at the Old Boys Surf Club in Oakura (across the road from the Boardriders club). First briefing will be 10am. A pre warning for you if you want your beverages cold ...

Two weeks until wavesailing heaven at the Taranaki Wave Classic 2010

The month of October is throwing up some great wind and waves in Taranaki, just in time for you to nail some hot new moves before the 2010 TWC. Carbon Art and Rodgers Dental are heading up an awesome range of sponsors; meaning you’ll be able to see the latest windsurfing gear, talk the latest windsurfing talk and live the dream – hanging out in Taradise!

Taranaki Wave Classic 2010 – it’s already huge and primo conditions are happening.

TWC 2010 is ready to rock, with an awesome Carbon Art waveboard lined up as the major spot prize and an all-time combination of pristine wavesailing, partying, fun and great prizes at the ready. Make sure to get your TWC 2010 registration in before September 30; it’s the only way to lay hands on this year’s ‘must have’ fashion item: the one and only TWC 2010 T-shirt.

TWA - Wave Classic

Fri 22 Oct 2010 - Mon 25 Oct 2010

Taranaki Wave Classic - Following a long history of events held in Taranaki, the Taranaki Wave Classic will continue to put the emphasis on fun.
The event will be an Expression Session format, where competitors will free-sail in whatever conditions occur at the chosen location for that day. There will be no heats, no man on man elimination and no stress. The top 10 riders will be selected for a super session.

2010 Carbon Art Rodgers Dental New Zealand Wavesailing Nationals

The 2010 windsurfing wave nationals final was a family affair with team La Franchie reaching the top two positions. Chris dominated the final, as he dominated the rest of the competition. He consistently landed aerials off the outside peak and was laying in the most radical turns. These were vertical bottoms turns flowing at full speed onto the other rail and gauging 270° back into the white water. The thousands of top turns Taranaki has gifted these two brothers, showed through in their smooth style, wave timing and selection. Chris is the leading sailor in Taranaki at the moment and is showing the standard required for all the aspiring champion wave sailors out there. Tom Taylor showed he is not just a free style maestro, and has top skills in waves as well. Lots of critical hits and aerials gave him a deserved 3rd place this year.


Fri 2 Apr 2010 - Mon 5 Apr 2010


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August 2009—Spring is fast approaching, and it’s the time of year that brings the combination of pristine south-west swells and consistent cross-offshore breezes to Taranaki, New Zealand’s home of wavesailing. New Zealand’s most popular windsurfing event, the Taranaki Wave Classic, will be held over the October Labour Day weekend (Oct 23rd–26th), bringing together sailors from all over the country (and even further afield) for a celebration of all things windsurfing.


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I see that you organisation has an event on in New Plymouth this weekend being Easter. We trust you will have a fantastic time in the 'NAKI!'!! This is just a quick note to let you know we have accommodation available, due to a very late cancellation. Our Bach (which sleeps upto 14) is available on from 2pm on Thursday the 9th to 10am on the Tuesday the 14th April, for a flat rate of $300 per night.

The recently completed National Slalom event in Dunedin made great reading in 2 local newspapers. A great article on James Dinnis in the Tranaki Daily Times, and equally good coverage of Sue Bradley's win in the ODT make good reading.

Only a few weeks to go before the 2008 TWC kicks off! Pre-Registrations are all most closed so get in quick!!!
Cut-off date is this Friday 10th October. Industry sponsors are all on board and have fronted up with some excellent prizes again this year including sails, masts, wetsuits and more.... so don't miss out!

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