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Waterbourne 2019 - windsurfing, kiteboarding, standup paddle boarding

Sat 8 Dec 2018 - Mon 10 Dec 2018
Eastbourne, Wellington

Dates have been announced - lock it in! Details will be added here as they become available. Updates will also be on the website and Facebook (

Waterbourne@Easter = Beach Party+Windsurfing+Kiteboarding+SUP

Not sure what to do this Easter? Well its not too late to register for what will be one of the most fun events of the year! Kite v SUP v Windsurf! (and don't forget its the NZ Windsurfing Slalom Nationals)

Brian Smith from NZ BOARDSTORE will have the latest windsurf equipment on show!

Sam Bullock will offer FREE kitefoiling lessons to everyone down there but only over easter weekend!
Antoine Jaubert from J-Shapes will have all his foils for demo and there is a 2018 foil as a spot prize!
Jeremy Stephenson will have the Starboard SUPs and Go-foil
Matt Taggart will have the latest Ozone New Zealand kites to demo
White Cloud Kiteboarding will have free lessons thanks to Eleveight Kites

Alongside the water sport action we also have the free to public Waterbourne Beach Party (Saturday) with live music,  a Tuatara bar to enjoy some refreshing craft beers, and the Paddle for Hope charity SUP racing.

Its a water fest and you don't want to miss it!

Waterbourne - be there, bring your family, bring your friends!

Waterbourne - Waterbourne Ocean Clash for windsurfers, kiteboards and SUP

Waterbourne's new and exciting approach to the nationals is something you don't want to miss. Alongside the downwind slalom, Waterbourne will incorporate a long distance race (10km) around Matiu/Somes Island - Waterbourne Ocean Clash.

Kitesurfers and stand up paddleboarders (SUPs) will also be taking part in the overall race. SUPs will be released first and kitesurfers and windsurfers will be released together 30minutes later. Although there is a handicap for the overall Waterbourne Ocean Clash title, this handicap will not effect the result for the national title where competitors will get a placing in the overall race and in their specific division (windsurfer, kitesurfer etc).

Waterbourne - Windsurfing, kiteboarding, SUP - also Windsurfing NZ Slalom Nationals

Fri 30 Mar 2018 - Sun 1 Apr 2018
Eastbourne, Lower Hutt

Waterbourne: The home of extreme water sports in New Zealand. Bringing one event with windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand up paddle boarding, make sure you don't miss it.

Marahau - social week

Tue 17 Jan 2012 - Tue 24 Jan 2012
Marahau / Sandy Bay - Nelson

Marahau Outdoor Education Centre. Great spot for all sorts of activities on and off the water, very kid friendly as well. Dormitory and camping, good facilities. Check out for details. This is a private event so please contact Bruce ( if you are interested or want more information .Where is Marahau?

Ocean Outfitters SUP demo day

Sat 12 Nov 2011
Mana, Wellington

All day at Dolly Varden Park, beside the Mana Bridge.
Come down and try out the selection of Tabou and Naish paddle boards,from wave eating machines through to cruisers and race boards. Also the latest in paddle designs from Naish and Kialoa that will have you drooling.
Phone 0212208873

Stand Up Paddling (SUP)

Stand up paddling was originally popular in the 1960s and has had a relatively recent revival. Basically it involves standing up on a large surfboard and paddling with a long handled 'outrigger' type paddle. Popular amongst windsurfers as a backup activity for occasions when there is not enough wind, its also a sport and activity which is accessible to most and provides a good 'core workout' for general fitness and health. SUP can be done on flat water or surf, and some SUP boards have fittings to allow the use of a windsurfer rig.

Local windsurfing contacts wanted for summer media commentaries

LAST CALL - Radio stations often have a spot where they chat to someone about the conditions for surfing etc. each day, just a couple of minutes usually, maybe only once or twice a week. It would be great if we could get a list of contacts who would be prepared to comment on the local conditions for windsurfing on an occasional basis and maybe add a few comments about the sport, how to get started, how to stay safe etc. This would obviously suit someone running a business related to windsurfing, kiteboarding, SUP etc.

Starboard SUP - Summer Internship Competition

Should you be the winner of the of the Ultimate Sports Marketing & PR Summer Internship Competition, you will be spending January working with Starboard SUPSNZ (the home of Stand Up Paddle boarding in New Zealand) and their international marketing strategy consultant they have flown in for the summer (the beach, waves, SUP – it wasn’t hard to convince her) to drive awareness & participation of the world’s fastest growing water sport, Stand Up Paddling in... (read more)

Marahau / Abel Tasman Week

Mon 17 Jan 2011 - Mon 24 Jan 2011
Marahau, Nelson

The Marahau Outdoor Education Centre has been booked for a week - week ending on Wellington anniversary.

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