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WWA Free Wave Final Round

Sat 13 Feb 2010 - Sun 14 Feb 2010

09/10 season final round - check for details

Windy Wellington - story of a southerly front

This is a short story about a southerly front. Wellington is well known for its windy weather - and I recently found some graphic illustrations of how quickly and dramatically the conditions can change. From a northerly of less than 5 knots to a southerly of 50+ knots in less than 3 minutes! Years ago (20), when I was single and obsessed with windsurfing I was one of the keen windsurfers who used to park at the bottom of the harbour on the Petone foreshore and wait for the predicted 'southerly buster' to arrive. When it did there would be a black wall appear at the harbour entrance which would rapidly advance towards us over a period of a few minutes, and the only question was 'which sail should I rig, 3.5 or 3.0?'.

Wellington Windsurfing School


A fully mobile school. Normally running on Sundays at Motukaraka Point (Pauatahanui Inlet) during the non Winter months.
We cater for all shapes sizes and abilities.
Feel free to use this Facebook page to ask questions and post relevant info on windsurfing.
Have fun and stay safe out there!

Petone - Esplanade playground

Eastern end of Petone foreshore, parking, rigging, changing. Southerly winds only. Learner, freeride, chophop and small wave

Eastbourne - Shortt Park

Free ride, chop hop, freestyle, learning.Uncrowded, parking and rigging areas. 20-30 min from city.

Eastbourne funday

Sun 1 Nov 2009
Beach opposite Eastbourne RSA

Eastbourne fundays are a no pressure chance to meet, talk and go sailing with others from the windsurfing community.
Members from the WWA will be there to cook some sausages on the BBQ and help answer some of your questions about windsurfing.

Eastbourne fundays happen on the first sunday of the month during summer (daylight savings) from 11am at Marine Parade Eastbourne by the Eastbourne RSA. It is a friendly place with room to rig and a plaground for the kids right next door.

The date and location do not change, you decide on the day if the weather suits you.

Free Wave Series 2009

Sat 21 Nov 2009
Wellington (next round)

Round 3

WWA Club Day and New Skills Clinic

Sat 5 Dec 2009
Location TBC

The WWA club day is a day for WWA members to come and sail together with a social BBQ on the beach afterwards

* It will be on Saturday 5 December (Sunday 6 December reserve day) at the most appropriate location for wind on the day

The day also includes a New Skills Clinic for intermediate sailors.

Free postage from NZ Post for your club

See if your windsurfing club qualifies for free postage

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