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Thank You from our New President - Terry Robinson

Thank you to everyone for an awesome Crowe Horwath Wakeboard Nationals!  A huge thank you to our sponsors,  without you we could not make this event happen to the success it was. Also a huge thank you to everyone that helped out again without your help we could not make an event like this happen. I would also like to thank all the riders for the great riding it was fantastic to watch.

I feel that the event went really well, but as an organisation we should always be looking to improve to make the next event even better than the last! I have already talked to a few people with ideas that they have suggested and would love to hear from our other members so they can have an opportunity to have there say. If anyone else would like to give me there feedback and suggestions please email me personally on lifestylesolutions@vodafone.co.nz, with any suggestions, advice or criticism. This will be confidential and I will present the feedback at the next committee meeting when we have our debrief for the Nationals.

On anther note I am delighted to announce the team for the Asia Oceania Champs which will be held early next year, the riders are:

Nik Gibson

David Stubbs

Paul Maguire

Reserves: Darren Bishop and Regan Carlyon

I am also delighted to announce the Train on Squad for the 2017 Worlds in Spain, the riders are:

Brooke Wilson

Sophie Gallon

Anthony East

James Robinson

Kyle Kennedy

Toby McConnell

Francesco Hazelwood

Nik Gibson

Darren Bishop

Paul Maguire

Regan Carlyon

David Stubbs

Morgan Haakma

Bryan Simpson

Congratulations to all these riders for making these 2 teams.

Thanks - Terry Robinson

 

RESULTS FOR CROWE HORWATH WAKEBOARD NATIONALS

Wakeboarding NZ has just completed the Crowe Horwath Wakeboard Nationals which is the 18th Nationals for WNZ over the 1st and 2nd April 2016. This was held at Piarere Waterski Club, Cambridge and once again the weather gods were particularly kind with the weather not turning out anything like it was forecast to do! There was  great riding in all divisions with some really close calls on placings across most divisions.

We ran two new divisions this year, mixed womens and a celebrity division which we had a good turnout for.

The official results for the Nationals are as follows:

Groms Division

1st Cruz Morland

2nd Jack Gallon

3rd Deagan Henson

Gear Steel Welding Junior Girls

1st Brooke Wilson

2nd Sophie Gallon

3rd Brooke Henderson

Junior Boys

1st Anthony East

2nd James Robinson

3rd Kyle Kennedy

Junior  Women

1st Morgan Haakma

2nd Georgia Collard

3rd Samantha Jackson

Mixed Womens

1st Katrina Pollard

2nd Lynsey Graham

3rd Sarah Linton

Mixed Mens

1st Bryan Simpson

2nd Sam Baxter

3rd Kurt Noldan

Junior Mens

1st Sam Pomana

2nd Toby McConnell

3rd Francesco Hazelwood

Smith & Boyle Open Mens

1st David Stubbs

2nd Nik Gibson

3rd Paul Maguire

Celebrity Division

1st Sam Kelway

2nd Nadine Chalmers-Ross

3rd Morgan Bradley

ASIA OCEANIA WATER SKI TOURNAMENT AND TRAIN ON SQUAD FOR 2017 WORLD CHAMPS

Hi Members!

New Zealand is hosting the Asia Oceania Region Water Ski Champs (AO Champs) from 27th January to 5 February 2017. The event is seen as a festival of Water Ski Related Disciplines. As such the event will see Tournament Water Skiiing, Barefoot Water Skiing, Wakeboarding, Ski Racing and Show Skiing come together to compete for the title of AO Champ.

To that end Karapiro Domain will host the Wakeboard, Ski Racing and Show Skiing. Whilst Tournament Skiing and the Barefooting will be held at Lake Kereta West of Auckland.

The Heritage Hotel in Central Auckland will be the headquarters for the event, and will host the opening and closing/prize giving ceremonies for all events.

The Tournament will attract top Athletes from Australia, Korea, China, Singapore etc and in the case of Wakeboarding we are likely to have Harley Clifford, Dean Smith, Toni Ioconi, Zara Kell and Bec Gange strut their stuff on our waters. What a great opportunity to see these athletes ride in our own back yard!

At this stage the Competition Programme will involve National Teams of up to 3 riders in Mens and Womens open divisions only (although consideration maybe made to include Juniors at a later date)

The WNZ NZ Selectors will be selecting a Team and a reserve Rider. Due to the proximity of the Competition and the fact that we are unilikely to hold any major Comps before the AO Champs, the NZ Selectors will be selecting a team to recommend to WNZ at our up and coming Crowe Horwath National Champs. The team will be announced at the conclusion of prize giving at the Crowe Horwath Nationals. WNZ will also be naming a Train on team with a view to forming a squad of committed and talented riders to compete at the 2017 World Champs likely to be held in Spain.

WNZ and the NZ Selectors would like expressions of interest and your availability for both the AO Champs and the train on squad. Please Note there will be a required criteria as to expected standards and training programmes going forward.

Both are exciting opportunities for our riders and we look forward to hearing from you soon if you are interested. Please let Michelle Malcolm or Grant Hazelwood know your interest. Michelle.malcolm@xtra.co.nz and grant.hazelwood197@gmail.com

Best Regards

Grant Hazelwood - President of Wakeboarding NZ

 

Crowe Horwath 2016 Wakeboard Nationals - Important Informatuon

The 2016 Crowe Horwath 18th Wakeboard Nationals will be held at Piarere Waterski Club, Hora Hora Domain, Cambridte on Friday 1 April 2016 and Saturday 2nd April 2016. Entries for this event close Friday 5pm 25 March 2016, there will be no late entries accepted this year. Please ensure you get your entries in on time to avoid disappontment. Please Note,, WNZ is providing NFL Wake NZ Tank Tops this year at the Nationals as the Nationals T-Shirt this year, with the ability to have your name printed on the back. The close off date for these if 5pm Wednesday 9 March 2016, so get your entries in early to goe one of these awesome tops with your name on!

Please rememeber you also need to be a paid up member of WNZ to compete at this event this can be done through the NZ Waterski Association Website. Entry forms for this event can be found on our website.

This competition will start with rider registration at 8am Friday morning with briefing at 8.30am and the first riders on the water at 9am.

AGM - This will be held on Thursday 31 March 2016 at Piarere Waterski Club at 7.30 pm. We would love to see all members at the AGM. If you have any items you would like raised at the AGM pleae send these through to the secretary Michelle Malcolm prior to 15 March 2016. There will be no drinking of alcohol at this meeting. If you are interestd in standing for the committee there are positions available, please contact Michelle to register your interest. michelle.malcolm@xtra.co.nz

Dinner - there will be a dinner at the end of the competition on the Saturday night at Piarere Waterski Club prior to the prize giving, tickets will be for sale on the Friday and Saturday at the official WNZ Tent. Eftpos will be available. The cost will be $30 per Adult and $20 per child (12 and under) BYO Drinks.

Camping - there will be camping available at Piarere Waterski Club, the cost for this will be $10 per person per night. Please contact Fay Haakma for booking your camp sites. Fay.home@xtra.co.nz. Site numbers are limited.

Prize Money - Prize Money for this years Crowe Horwath 2016 Nationals will be as follows: Mens Open will be 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300 and 3rd Place $150. Prize Money for the Womens Open will be 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300 and 3rd Place $150. Please note to ride in the Mens or Womens Open you must be able to do at least one invert and one rototation. There will be a mixed womens division if you are unable to meet these requirements.

LCQ - Should we require an LCQ for any division this will be held at the end of the day on the Friday. The only division which won't have an LCQ will be the Groms division they will all go through.

 

2015/16 SEASON DATES

WNZ is pleased to announce the dates and comps for the 2015/16 Season:

Urban Edge  Saturday 21 November 2015 - Orakei Korako

Crowe Horwath Cable vs Wake 23-24 January 2016 - Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay

Crowe Horwath North Islands 27-28 February 2016 - Mangakino

Crowe Horwath Nationals 1-2 April 2016 - Lake Karapiro

REGISTRATION FORMS ARE ALL LOADED FOR SEASON UNDER EVENTS. TO BECOME A MEMEBER LOOK UNDER MEMBERSHIP.

WNZ is pleased to Announce that Crowe Horwath have come on again as our head sponsors with Nautiques NZ as our boat sponsors. We would like to thank both these companies for their  support again for the upcoming season.

WNZ is currently looking for sponsor for the season. Should you be interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us.

CROWE HORWATH 2015 WAKEBOARDING NATIONALS - RESULTS

Wakeboarding NZ held their 17th Annual Wakeboard Nationals on Easter Friday and Saturday at Piarere Waterski Club. The weather Gods turned on the weather yet again with 2 great days of sunshine

and flat water, to enable the top NZ riders to do lots of shredding and sick moves! We were yet again fortunate enough thanks to Nautiques NZ to ride behind a fantastic 210 and the famous G23.

We saw 54 riders turn up and all divisions had good numbers from 9 in Groms to 10 in Open Mens. We also had a new division Veteran Womens which had 7 great ladies (nick named Yummy Mummies!)

We were also fortunate enough to have Brad Smeele attend and commentate  with his good friend Jessie Friday afternoon and Saturday. Was great to have Brad commentating for us again.

We saw fierce competition in all divisions with the pinnacle event seeing Nik Gibson and Jeff Weatherall battle it out to the bitter end. Wth Jeff taking the 2015 title.

We would like to thank all our Sponsors for supporting this event and making it the success that it was, please remember to support our sponsors so they can continue to support us.

Please check out the official photos from this event on Shot360Photography Facebook Page. If you would like to purchase any of these photos please contact Jeremy Ward at jeremy@shot360.co.nz or 

check out his website www.shot360.co.nz.

Please see our full result in the table below.

Grommetts  
1st Cruz Morland
2nd Sam Pratt
3rd Jack Gallon
Junior Boys  
1st Toby McConnell
2nd Anthony East
3rd James Robinson
Junior Girls  
1st Sophie Gallon
2nd Brooke Wilson
3rd Taylor Labone
Veteran Mens  
1st Kurt Robertson
2nd Bryan Simpson
3rd Kurt Noldan
Veteran Women  
1st Kim Sullivan
2nd Gaylene Pratt
3rd Sjouk Cullison
Mens I  
1st Matthew Blockley
2nd Nathan Wilson
3rd Doug Mitchell
Mens II  
1st Callum Farquharson
2nd Nathan Curran
3rd Sam Baxter
Junior Mens  
1st  Sam Pomana
2nd Francesco Hazelwood
3rd Josh Plaw
Open Women  
1st Georgia Collard
2nd Sarah Linton
3rd Eva Sutter
Open Mens  
1st  Jeff Weatherall
2nd Nik Gibson
3rd Paul McGuire
   
Rookie of the Year Brendon Webber
   
   
   

 

Crowe Horwath Wakeboarding 2015 Nationals - Judging Criteria

With the Crowe Horwath Wakeboarding Nationals coming up this Easter weekend we thought it might be useful for all to be aware of what the judges will be looking for over the weekend. Please see this attached under Wakeboard Nationals Poster Information.

CROWE HORWATH NORTH ISLAND WAKEBOARD CHAMPS

We just had another great North Islands at Mangakino again, the weather Gods looked after us with flat water and loads of sunshine. 

We also had Shawn Watson join us from Florida which was awesome, he did a couple of demonstration rides for us all which was awesome to watch, he was great

with all the kids, and signed many boards, tshirts and hats.  We wish him all the best in Australia at the comp he is competing at this week. 

We had 2 days of great riding behind the incredible G23 thanks to the Jackson Family, Mitch Plaw and Nautiques.  

It was great to see so many new riders competing in all divisions and lots of new families joining the Wakeboarding Community.

A BIG THANKS  to all our sponsors, please remember to support our sponsors to they can all continue to support us with these events.

A BIG THANKS to all our judges, drivers and helpers over the weekend, we appreciate all the help we are given.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Nationals which is now only a month away! Get your entries in!

The Results for this competition were as follows:

Crowe Horwath North Island Results
Grommets  
3rd Brooke Henderson
2nd Jack Gallon
1st Sam Pratt
Junior Girls  
3rd Samantha Jackson
2nd Sophie Gallon
1st Brooke Wilson
Junior Boys  
3rd Oliver Robinson
2nd Toby McConnell
1st Anthony East
Junior Women  
1st Georgia Collard
Junior Men  
3rd Jayden Tamarua
2nd Francesco Hazelwood
1st Sam Pomana
Masters  
3rd Kurt Noldan
2nd Bryan Simpson
1st Jody Carden
Mens I  
3rd Nathan Wilson
2nd Matt Blockley
1st Mike Brown
Open Mens  
3rd Brendon Webber
2nd Darren Bishop
1st Nik Gibson

Best Crash for Weekend                  Bryan Simpson 

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2016 New Zealand Open Championships in Cable Wakeboarding

Date: Fri 24th Jun 2016

Location: Onehunga Bay Reserve, , Auckland, New Zealand

The 2016 New Zealand Open Championships in Cable Wakeboarding will be hosted by Rixen NZ at The Onehunga Bay Reserve on the 24-26th June 2016.

The Event will be recognised by the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF). Note that you must be a member of Cable NZ to enter.

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