The first day of the Windsurf n Snow Wanda event was looking good with above logo high sets, clean peeling lefts and a promising forecast. First heats were ready to go at 1pm but the wind wasn’t quite there and the heavy relentless walls of water were making it almost impossible to get out for all but the lightest and most persistent sailors. While a few managed to break through the lines most could not and so formal heats remained on hold right through until 5pm when the call was made to end the day with a 45 minute expression session (with no points counting toward overall rankings because it was too light). Our most decorated legend, The Wazza, was designated judge of the ES, the waves backed off just enough and the wind was there just enough for about half the competitors to get out and so the action began! World Cup legend Luke Hargreaves came out of retirement to crack a few big moves on his light wind wave sup board but he was the only heavyweight to make a good showing because the day went resoundingly to the lighter end of the fleet. Results of the big session were kept a tight secret until the presentation at the mega Hawaiian party that evening at Mike’s waterfront paradise pad down the road where INXS ruled the night. In full costume the crowd gathered around in not so hushed tones to hear the news… third place went to the incredibly dedicated styling moves of Tim Williams who once again travelled all the way from SA to be with the crew. Second place went to one of the sports true legends, Jessica Crisp, who was throwing herself into highly critical sections in very tough conditions and making it look very pro. But the champion of the day was without a doubt Francois Pioloux who once again showed that his light wind skills and absolute obsession with time on the water are paying big dividends in higher and higher performance. A big thank you to Mike for hosting the Hawaiian party and to Elana for once again helping make the food delicious! The forecast today is for smaller surf with a nor’easter so we’re up for a potentially great day on the water and at the beach “
ALOHA! WE’RE ON for the WindsurfnSnow Wave event 4 of the series this weekend 10/11 Dec and the forecast looks great for Wanda both days.
If there was ever a time to compete at Wanda, then this weekends WindsurfnSnow Wave event is it.
Sign on at the Greenhills car park, 1R Mitchell Rd, Cronulla NSW 2230 at 10am to 11am
We have a kick ass HAWAIIAN party planned for Saturday night at Mike P’s waterfront home so grab your funky shirt and join us for a great BBQ and plenty of liquid refreshment. For catering purposes, please confirm your attendance via facebook or to 0402 320 940
Check out the NSW State results up to and including the Gerroa Event 3 2016.
The 3 best results will be counted for the season and there is still 2 more comps that will come. In other words, the comp is wide open.
WE’RE ON for the Severne Sails Wave Classic and event 3 of the series this weekend 19/20 Nov and the forecast is looks great for Gerroa on Sunday.
With only 1 event counted to date, the series is WIDE OPEN.
Rego is at Windang on Saturday 19 Nov – 9-10am, briefing at 1015am and 1st heat possible start at 1030am.
We have the MEXICAN PARTY planned for Saturday night so grab your sombrero and ridiculous moustache and get ready to parteeeeeeeee. For catering purposes, please confirm your attendance via facebook or to 0402 320 940
The NSW Wavesailing Association will be heading back to Flat Rock, Ballina this weekend 15-16 Oct 2016 to rip up some waves and get a serious amount of jumping in.
Sign on is at the northern end of the Flatrock Beach car park 9am to 11am Flat Rock Rd, East Ballina NSW 2478
It will be time to catch up with our Northern NSW and Queensland mates like Finno, Olly Barta and hopefully ex NSWWA President and former Australian Masters champion Gary McEvoy will drop in to say hello.
In previous years we have enjoyed incredible waves and many competitors and this weekend is set to be a repeat performance.
Despite some fun wavesailing at Event 1, there was no result so the comp is wide open and for those who have a more chilled approach you can freesail to your hearts content and still enjoy socialising with like minded folk.
A fierce party will be laid on at the Event House (1/15 Beachfront Parade, East Ballina) on the Saturday night.
Check out www.lennoxheadaccom.net.au/ if you want to pin some digs close by?
We have also received some great support once again from our sponsors. WindSurfnSnow – series sponsor,The MOB Store, the Windsurfing Shed, Parker’s Organic Juices, Severne Sails, MauiSails.com, Exocet and S2Maui, and SurfFX have also renewed their generous support for 2016.
Check out nswwavesailing.org for more info and remember to follow us via Facebook, Twitter and Youtube for all NSWWA info.
The first day of the first event of the 2016/2017 season kicked off in the green, green hills of Port Kembla headland with glorious sunshine and fresh bacon and egg rolls cooked to perfection by the boundless enthusiasm and positive vibes of Elana. The perfect season start with 44 series registrations, . the wind building, the forecast promising, our freshly minted president Jessica welcomed the throng to the beautiful day, Jason reminded us to have fun and help others less fortunate with any spare gear, the mood was good, the smiles wide and the excitement palpable! With northerlies in play, the call was made to relocate to our hallowed ground of Gerroa and skippers meeting set for 1pm. A short time later with the new location, the wind and waves were getting tantalisingly close to perfection, light wind gear rigging was enthusiastic, early testers were out, with just enough wind to glide onto some clean shoulder high lines, tents were erected, sound systems were running with Tritian selecting some cool tunes she called the ‘feelin good’ selection and it was indeed, Parkers juice was flowing, judging sheets were set, the draw was posted and we were ready! In the end it didn’t fire for competition conditions and the day was called at the 3pm briefing but serious light air kudos must go to Francois who, with his lithe frame and big gear was picking off wave after wave and making us all wonder how he did it?! He was on the water without a break for well over two hours in 6 knots but must have caught 40 waves!!!!! Jessica was of course, as usual, making 6 knots look like 15 and I swear she hit an areal on one wave which just seemed completely impossible in the light air?!! Tim travelled all the way from SA and was enthusiastically milking the conditions for all they were worth with his stubby and must have hit the lip dozens of times using sheer willpower for speed. Our current King of Peru, Forest the Amazonian shredder, came down in a family affair late in the day to help brothers and regale others with his Conquistadorian conquests of late. Despite the wind never cracking even 10 knots the crew had an excellent first day of the official season playing in crystal clear smooth lines and with more northerlies forecast tomorrow we’ll be back there for another crack at 11.30am skippers meeting with first possible heats at high noon. Until then this is your head judge Simeon signing off, sleep well and tomorrow we play again!
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Guys & Girls, we’re just over one week away until the start of the NSWWA Windsurf and Snow Wave Series, 2016-17!
We’re ON! Port Kembla Event 1 rego at 9am to 11am tomorrow 17th Sep. Meet at Port Kembla Swimming Pool Car Park, LOT 1 Olympic Blvd, Port Kembla NSW 2505, Australia.
We are doing a BBQ egg and bacon breakfast rolls until we run out so get in there early!
We will probably be heading to Gerroa to compete in the arvo and the event will be wrapped by 4pm on Sunday.
We will be doing an evening event. Location will be displayed on the whiteboard.
As an FYI, if you have any pre-loved gear that you would like to donate to youth getting into the waves plus the Homeless and at risk kids of Stepping Stone House, then bring it along and Jason Juretic will ensure it gets to the kids and youth.
May we have a lot of FUN
See you there