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19/12/2008

MetService have closed their enhanced MyWeather services on the public website, however in the interim they have created a public login to their business site www.metconnect.co.nz (Login myweatherplus/weather4u). Most of the information is not new, but the Animated Wind Model shows 3 hourly wind forecasts for the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch recreational marine areas for the next 48 hours. http://www.metservice.com/default/index.php?alias=mwp_notice

15/12/2008

It looks like we may need the assistance of the Association in objecting to a recent bylaw passed by the Auckland Regional Council, I believe that this bylaw has been significantly influenced by incidents with kite surfers at many Auckland beaches over the past few years. Essentially the ARC and harbour master are sectioning off some of our most popular beaches whereby to restrict areas where you are able to windsurf and kite surf.

01/12/2008

The parents of one of the engineers on board the Air New Zealand Airbus flight which crashed into the sea off the coast of France say their son enjoyed family pursuits and outdoor activities including windsurfing and blow-carting. Full article http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/newsdetail1.asp?storyID=148829

12/12/2007

The New Zealand RS:X National Championships will boast an impressive starting line-up when racing starts this Friday off Takapuna Beach, North Shore City. Plenty of top international windsurfers are already in the country for the RS:X World Championships in January and will compete in this weekend’s Nationals as preparation. Over 60 windsurfers are already entered and with international competitors arriving into New Zealand daily, organisers of the National Championships are anticipating that around 80 windsurfers will take part. Just 20 to 30 of the expected total are New Zealanders with the majority being internationals here early for the World Championships.

16/06/2007

Shoal Bay in Bayswater is a popular spot for kite surfers and windsurfers in south-westerly and westerly winds. It is described as the North Shore's most consistent and safe location, especially in outgoing tides, on a New Zealand internet forum for the sport.

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