TARANAKI, 16 October 2009: All hail the Windsurfing God of Wind and Waves, for the 2009 Taranaki Wave Classic is blessed…
We’re only a week out from this year’s Taranaki Wave Classic and it will categorically, without a doubt, be the biggest and best TWC yet! Our sponsors have given us huge support and some amazing prizes, especially our platinum sponsors: Carbon Art and Rodgers Dental. Make sure to bring all your windsurfing and surfing toys, and be ready for whatever awesome conditions the Taranaki coastline has in store.
Registration and entry packs will be at the Oakura Boardriders Club on Messenger Terrace from 9–10 am, and entry from now until then is $95 (bring cash or pay online). Briefing is at 10 am and we’ll also draw the ‘early bird’ spot prize then—a brand new Gaastra wave sail! You will have to be at the event to pick up the sail if you win it. You’ll also be able to check out the prizes donated by our great sponsors:
Carbon Art, Rodgers Dental, ZM FM, Go Pro, Gaastra, Naish, KA Sails, Seventh Wave Wetsuits, Stash-it, Spore*, Dirty Dog, NZ Boardstore, Deepfried, Zimmo’s, Port Taranaki, Oakura Beach Holiday Park, Butlers Reef, Oakura Village Café, Oakura Pharmacy and Snickerdoodles. Phew!
For those of you new (and not so new) to wave sailing we plan to run a couple of informal Q&A clinics when the wind is light, so you can get wavesailing technique tips from some of the top sailors. And if there is plenty of enthusiasm we’ll also get a run down on the finer points of the forward loop. We want to see everyone pushing their limits and trying something new or huge, or better yet, new and huge! We’ll be looking for the biggest wipeout of the weekend and the best first-time-forwards.
Sunday night from 7:30 pm will be the TWC presentation, dinner and HUGE party at Oakura Boardriders Club, AND the giveaway of the Carbon Art waveboard—the perfect toy for lining up great waves anywhere. Check out www.taranakiwaveclassic.com and if you haven’t already signed up… you know you need to get on to it now!