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Surfs Up! Surf.Nzxsports.Com Launches Online

Press release 30-Aug-2002

Surfs up! surf.nzxsports.com launches online

New website designed by surfers for surfers provides live webcam images and direct feed MetService weather forecasts online. At www.surf.nzxsports.com surfers can see the swells and check out the weather reports online before heading to the beach.

NZ's multi award winning sports sites www.snow.co.nz and www.nzxsports.com have been joined by a new sister site designed especially for surf nuts at www.surf.nzxsports.com.

Surf.nzxsports.com is the newest addition to a growing family of sports sites created by IMS. "The site guarantees surfers the best weather and surf conditions available anywhere in New Zealand," says David Watt, IMS Business Development Manager. "With daily surf reports, weather information fed directly to the site from the MetService, and updated webcam images from cameras mounted at some of the country's most popular beaches, surf.nzxsports.com enables surfers to literally see where the best waves are before they get to the beach."

Amongst the many features and information packed on the site include a surfer notice board, world surf news and events calendar, image and video gallery, surfing tips for learners, articles, virtual beach tours, NZ surfer profiles and surf equipment reviews. For tourists and visiting surfers itching to try out new beaches, surf.nzxsports.com also offers a growing and easy-to-find mapped resource of nearby surf clubs, surf shops as well as details on local travel and accommodation.

Like snow.co.nz, its sister site, surf.nzxsports.com makes good use of modern technology. Fifteen robust web cameras are currently sited at top beach locations to transmit regularly updated images via high-speed networks (where available). This figure will increase as more webcams are installed from October this year. The site also offers videos and virtual tours, which can be seen with QuickTime Player - a free programme easily downloadable from the web via a link that is provided on the site.

"Adventure sports are a major cornerstone of New Zealand tourism and have increasingly become a part the New Zealand way of life," said David Scott, Founder of IMS. "The snow.co.nz and nzxsports.com sister sites aim to provide all sports enthusiasts with the most extensive database of information from tips for learners to calendars of world events for experts. Under the nzxsports banner, we have scheduled a further 16 adventure sports sites for development over the coming year. Our goal is for nzxsports to become the top information resource for adventure in New Zealand."

About IMS www.surf.nzxsports.com, www.nzxsports.com and www.snow.co.nz websites are the creations of Internet Management Solutions (IMS), a multi-award winning web design company established in 1996. Recent Awards won by IMS include Tourism Marketing Network Official Winter Website 2002, NZ's Best Sports and Recreation Website 2001 (NetGuide), 2000 ANZ Interactive Awards - Sports & Leisure Category, and the Golden Web Awards 2000 & 2001.

Through strategic partnerships that include the New Zealand Tourism Marketing Network, Surf New Zealand, Surf Life Saving New Zealand and the MetService, surf.nzxsports.com guarantees the most up to date industry information as well as the most accurate local weather reporting and forecasts possible.

For further information and/or photography please contact:

IMS David Scott Tel 03 962 0386 or 0274 439 288 Email: d.scott@snow.co.nz

David Watt Tel 04 472 0246 or 027 405 6585 Email: davidw@snow.co.nz

Communicate IT Ltd Shelley Grell Tel: 03 314 4676 or 025 260 2635 Email: shelley@communicateit.co.nz


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