Forestry Beach: the longboarder's dream

The 2010 North Island Longboard Championship event will go ahead this Saturday 11th September 2010 at the primary location of Forestry Beach.

The long range forecast is predicting a 1 metre North East Swell with North - North West winds which should provide suitable conditions to run the event. Forestry is a North Swell magnet and has had consistent banks through all tides in recent swells. High Tide is at 9.30am on Saturday morning which will start the day with an increasing swell all day.

With a 32 strong field in the Open Men's division including current National Champ Dylan Barnfield and a handful of NZ's top longboarders, along with a full draw in the Juniors, Women's and Over 50's, the event will be an eye opener for both contestants and spectators.

Registration and Event Briefing will be from 7.45am on Saturday morning at Forestry (contest area will be set up) with the first heats in the water no later than 8.30am.

Please see event location map showing location of event. Mangawhai township is 15 minutes drive north of Forestry and has all amenities. Please contact Hannah Howard for more information on accommodation etc. The Prize giving will be held at the Smashed Pipi Bar and Cafe in Mangawhai Village after the completion of the event.

If conditions deteriorate there is a slim chance ( very, very slim ) that the event may be shifted to another location ( West Coast ) We will ensure to notify all competitors of this no later than 5pm on Friday night.

Are you on a week-long beach holiday? Have you bought bodyboard for your kid? Smart move. Get ready to introduce your offspring to the waves easily and safely. It is going to be fun.

+ Bodyboarding News

Brad Domke calls Cylinders his home. He's been riding it for more than a decade. But you've never seen him in board transfers like these.

+ Skimboarding News

Nico von Lerchenfeld has had the time of his life at Surf Snowdonia, in Wales. But he was not there to surf.

+ Wakeboarding News