An extreme Easter Weekend is coming for Wellington
27th March 2018
An extreme Easter Weekend is coming for Wellington.
Wellington Harbour will hold New Zealand’s premier extreme water-sports event this weekend. “Waterbourne” brings together in one three-day competition national-level races in kite surfing, wind surfing, and stand-up Paddle boarding (March 30th-April 1st).
Based in Eastbourne, Waterbourne will include the New Zealand Slalom Windsurfing Nationals, the Kite Big Air Nationals, SUP racing, the Waterbourne Ocean Clash, and the charity Paddle for Hope.
Waterbourne organiser and professional windsurfer Laurence Carey says Wellington is the perfect place to hold the extreme water-sports event and has received entries from across New Zealand and the Pacific.
“Wellington’s harbour winds provide the perfect opportunity for wind surfers and kite surfers to race, as well as creating an awesome sight for spectators.”
“More than 60 competitors have registered for the competition this year, coming from all over the country and Pacific. Everyone is thrilled to be competing in the coolest little capital in the world.”
Professional kitesurfer Marc Jacobs says he can’t think of a better place in New Zealand to hold Waterbourne and the Kite Big Air Nationals.
“It’s great to have the Kite Big Air Nationals held in the windiest place in the country this year.
“With Big Air becoming such a popular discipline, I think Wellington is the perfect place to put competitor’s skills to the test.”
The Waterbourne event will run from March 30th-April 1st, including the free Waterbourne Beach Party on Saturday 31st March at Eastbourne’s Bishop Park with live music acts, food and drinks, market stalls and the Paddle for Hope.