Muriwai is the venue for the first full-day carnival on the surf sports programme for 2008-09. The event on Sunday 23rd November is again of key importance for surf athletes wanting to be selected for the Auckland Lion Foundation Surf League team.
The programme, which may vary according to surf conditions, will feature the following events: Surf Race, Board, Ski Relay, Double Ski, Taplin, Board Relay, Ski and Ironman. When the tide drops, Beach Sprints, Relays and Beach Flags will be held. Racing for surf boats and surf canoes will also take place at Muriwai. The team managers’ briefing is at 8.30 am with the first event scheduled for 9.00 am.