The 2008 New Zealand Kiteboarding Nationals is to be run in Ruakaka, Northland from the 20th to 24th of March 2008 (Easter long weekend). Ruakaka is 1.5hrs N of Auckland and 35 minutes SE of Whangarei.
Proposed program as follows:
Thursday 20th - evening registration
Friday 21st to Monday 24th competition days
Monday 24th - evening prize giving
Major details should all be similar to previous Nationals - with freestyle being the main event, time and wind dependant we may run a best trick, hang time and/or downwind race. There will be a party night in there too - details once confirmed.
This is a low tide weekend; straight after the full moon so should produce good wind for the event. We plan to run the event based around One Tree Point West, Marsden Bay and Mair Road - these three beaches combined allow good riding in any wind
Current contact for all enquiries is myself - Dave Kay, Event Manager, ph 021 654 149. Su Kay has taken on the role of comp director, We will need volunteers to assist for the weekend - so if you are a kiter and not keen on competing - come join in anyway.
Source: New Zealand Kiteboarding Nationals