Catching the wind
The annual Taranaki Wave Classic wave-sailing event took place over Labour Weekend.
The classic is a mainstay of the Taranaki windsurfing and wave scene, and has been a highly anticipated item on the New Zealand windsurfing calendar for the last 35 years. This year over 75 wavesailing competitors rolled into town during the lead-up week, loaded up with windsurfers, surfboards and stand-up paddle boards, ready to hit the water, whatever the conditions.
Headlining sponsor and local board shaper Carbon Art’s James Dinnis said the event went well.
“The Taranaki Wave Classic is a super fun weekend for everyone — it’s an awesome time to catch up with the windsurfing community from all around New Zealand and overseas, and makes for a great family holiday as well.”
Some of the action during the Taranaki Wave Classic last weekend.
James Dinnis competes at the Taranaki Wave Classic.
Heidi Bader competes.