Taranaki Wave Classic: traditional Kiwi jumps

The Taranaki Wave Classic 2010 is New Zealand's premiere windsurfing event and it will be held between 22nd and 25th October.

Held at 4 possible locations around the legendary coastline of the Taranaki peninsula, the Labour weekend event will sample some of New Zealand's best wind and wave conditions.

The Taranaki Wave Classic 2010 will combine everything great about wavesailing and add a little sprinkle of magic to give you the best October long weekend you’ll ever experience. Classic waves, consistent wind and great camaraderie; combined with cold beers, cool prizes and a cranking BBQ.

These cooler months can often see some downtime for New Zealand wavesailors, but not here in Taranaki. This winter has been providing some consistent and quality wavesailing conditions along the stunning coastline. Pungarehu has regularly fired into life, including a weeks worth of south-east ‘trade winds’, combined with solid pulses of logo high swell, to keep local wavesailors very, very happy indeed. The locals are saying: “If this is winter, then how good is spring going to be…!”

If you’re a new or intermediate wavesailor you’ll find the TWC is an awesome way to get out into the surf with fellow sailors of all ages and experience; to learn something new and push your skill level up. For the more experienced sailors, you get to see what other wave gurus from around the country have been practicing in their own backyard and to pit yourself against the top guns. You also get to check out the latest Carbon Art boards and 2010 gear from the wide range of TWC sponsors. The action will be awesome and this is your chance to step up in front of the crowds.

Check out www.taranakiwaveclassic.com for more details and to see some of previous years’ awesome action. Download the 2010 entry form and get your $75 registration in.


SOURCE: Taranaki Wave Classic