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Dog exercise area proposed for popular windsurfing & kiteboarding location

Popular sailing spot in a southerly is about to have a fenced dog exercise area attached to it without consultation. The area in McEwan Park, Petone is one of the most popular locations for beginner/recreational windsurfing and kiteboarding in Wellington, and one of the few locations sailable in a southerly wind.
Users of this area know that people exercising dogs in this area are already a problem with little respect for the other users. The council is planning to fence off a grassed area used for rigging , launching and practising kite flying. The area will attract many more dog owners, creating parking problems in a location which is already used to capacity on a good day. Besides the windsports users the area is used by numerous others for sports activities.

Wellington Harbour consultations - Airport extension and Container ship access dredging

Just a heads up - Centre Port started a consultation process and will be releasing details on Thursday. The proposal includes dredging around Aotea Wharf, and deepening of the entrance to Wellington to allow larger container ships to dock.
The first pre-consultation meeting was last night in Eastbourne. Why? Because possibly the most dramatic impact will be the effect on surf conditions along the Eastern Bays, potentially by 80% (reduction)! There will also be changes on the Seatoun side.

Craigs Investment Partners Eastbourne Slalom Plus 5-6 December 2015


Eastbourne once again turned it on for the windsurfers, with winds from 25 to 30 knots for most of the day allowing 13 races to be completed.
Conditions were fast and demanding with plenty of spills and some close finishes for the 22 sailors who turned up to sample the windiest city in the world.

Craigs Investment Partners Eastbourne Slalom + 2015

Sat 5 Dec 2015 - Sun 6 Dec 2015
Eastbourne, Wellington

This event is for everyone who can confidently sail a windsurfer. Races will be organised according to ability, all entries go in the draw for cool prizes, and there’s no pressure to compete - it’s social, all about participation, it’s about sailing better. Given that, there will also be some serious competition and that will be worth watching! There will also be some pretty cool gear to look at and maybe try, including some very new kit! This is also one round of the 2015/2016 North Island Cup.



Wellington Windsurfing Film night and AGM

Thu 23 Apr 2015
Paramount Cinema, Wellington

Join us pre-show drinks and a quick AGM from 7.00pm. We will kick off the movie double feature after that around 8.15pm.
Red Bull Storm Chase - A Force 10 Adventure displays all the incredible footage of the most extreme windsurfing action ever captured.
The SUP Movie - a documented progression that will change the sport forever, leading it in a direction of radical turns, giant aerials, and massive barrels.

Wellington Windsurfing Movie Night & AGM - POSTPONED

Tue 10 Mar 2015
Wellington

Sorry folks - the movie night and AGM has been unavoidably postponed - a new date will be announced as soon as it can be arranged. Anyone who has already booked/paid will be contacted.

North Island Windsurfing Slalom Cup 2014/2015 results

Congratulations to Laurence Carey (NZL-252) for winning the North Island Cup Series despite having to sit out the final round due to injury. Tim Wood , Harry Reed, Luke Watson and Darren Nicholas rounded out the top five positions in the Gold fleet. In the Silver fleet Alex Stroh took first with Rohan Cooke, Bernard carey, John Davies and Ropata Marshall completing the set.

Professional windsurfing comes to Eastbourne - Slalom wrapup

The Wellington Windsurfing Association Eastbourne Slalom Plus event on the 29th and 30th of November stepped it up a notch this year with the presence of three competitors from the final round of the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Slalom Tour in New Caledonia.

Reminder: Eastbourne Slalom Plus - windsurfing racing and social weekend

The 2014 Slalom Plus event at Eastbourne in Wellington this weekend is shaping up to be a great social event as well as a great competition. Thanks to everyone that has entered already - if you haven't and want to get involved - Enter online at http://wwa.org.nz and you go in the draw for a $50 Havana Coffee voucher.
Friday night - early arrivals and locals can take advantage of the Eastbourne Brew’d Tavern Friday night free BBQ and Happy Hour starting at 5pm.

Wellington alert - Water Ski Racing in Harbour 4/5 October

There will be Water Ski racing in Evans Bay both days of this weekend (4/5 Oct) generally up the eastern side between Cobham Drive and Shelley Bay, launching from the Evans Bay public ramp. A Public Notice advising of the reserved area and uplifting speed bylaws was in last Saturday’s DomPost, and there are posters at various parts of the foreshore and by the windsurf take-off area at Kio Bay.
If strong northeries, they will run at Horokiwi, from the Water Ski Club and to about 2500m south.

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