The 2008 New Zealand Kiteboarding Nationals is to be run in Ruakaka, Northland from the 20th to 24th of March 2008 (Easter long weekend). Ruakaka is 1.5hrs N of Auckland and 35minutes SE of Whangarei.

Proposed program as follows:
Thursday 20th – evening registration
Friday 21st to Monday 24th competition days
Monday 24th – evening prize giving

Major details should all be similar to previous Nationals – with freestyle being the main event, time and wind dependant we may run a best trick, hang time and/or downwind race. There will be a party night in there too – details once confirmed.

This is a low tide weekend; straight after the full moon so should produce good wind for the event.

We plan to run the event based around One Tree Point West, Marsden Bay and Mair Road – these three beaches combined allow good riding in any wind direction. There will be a website with all details.

Current contact for all enquiries is myself – Dave Kay, Event Manager, ph 021 654 149, email e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Su Kay has taken on the role of comp director, We will need volunteers to assist for the weekend – so if you are a kiter and not keen on competing – come join in anyway.
SOURCE: New Zealand Kiteboarding Nationals