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2013 New Zealand Wave Nationals sponsored by Carbonart will be held in Taranaki over Easter weekend 2013.
To enter the nationals you must email your entry form and pay the entry fee before 18th March.
Check out the event on facebook
Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions can be downloaded below


The Taranaki Wave Classic of 2012 was the 29th running of this glorious event and competitors came from all over New Zealand, as well as some super-keen sailors from Australia and New Caledonia who made the trip over here especially for the occasion. Read the full story on the Crabon Art website:


The Taranaki Wave Classic is continuing to cement its reputation as New Zealand's premier windsurfing event.
Early Bird registration (includes t-shirt) closes 30 Sept. Held at four possible locations around the Taranaki peninsula's legendary coastline, the Labour weekend event will sample some of New Zealand's best wind and wave conditions. All skill levels are welcome with FUN being the main focus, or you can simply come along, chill-out and watch the action. Whatever the weather, our goal is for you to have the best time possible, both on and off the water.


A gloriously sunny day, a light SE breeze, and clean and glassy mast high waves – there could not have been a better setting for the 2012 NZ Nationals (and this was with a forecast that constantly deteriorated over the preceding week!).


1st Ferran Crespo
2nd Paul Barron
3rd James Dinnis
4th Paul Hunt
more ...


brought to you by Carbon Art & Rodgers Dental Studio & Windsurfing NZ
Easter Weekend 6th-9th April 2012

The Taranaki Windsurf Club, with the help of Carbon Art, Rodgers Dental and Windsurfing NZ, announces the 2012 New Zealand Wave Nationals.

The 2012 Wavesailing Nationals will be held in Taranaki during the Easter long weekend from the 6th - 9th of April.
The event is a national-ranking, man-on-man wave sailing contest run on the Taranaki coast. Seven different coastal locations will serve as the venue and the outcome will be the crowning of a New Zealand Wave Champion.


You are required to be a member of an affiliated club to take part in WNZ sanctioned events - this is a requirement of the insurance cover WNZ provides to clubs. Events may also require you to have a sail number.


Quick Heads up - Taranaki Windsurf Club BBQ on Sunday at Pungarahu - Wind, Waves and Weather dependent. Will confirm closer to the time.


Date/Venue: 15/16 October 2011 Auckland. Master Instructor, Pete Smith
For further details contact 0274 845010
Registration form and details can be downloaded below soon

This is an 18 hour course. This allows full content of course to be learned and practiced thoroughly before Instructors gain their qualification and teach 'real' students, and for the course timetable to be tailored to make the best of the weather and tide conditions.


If you’ve entered this year’s Taranaki Wave Classic you’ll be pleased to know that over the past month Taranaki’s wind and wave gods have been delivering the goods, with the locals enjoying great sessions at all their favourite spots, including some classic Waitara and Pungarehu action. Yep – you heard it right – Pungas is back online for the new season, complete with solid swell and the occasional orca coasting by. We’ve even had a few Aucklanders do the hell day mission down here to score some great Waitara conditions and get in some sneaky pre-TWC practice!

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