More than 500 athletes from surf clubs around the country will descend on Whangamata during the weekend of 8 & 9 December for the annual Whangamata Classic surf carnival.
Jointly hosted by Surf Life Saving Northern Region and SLSNZ Eastern Region, the two-day event has attracted some of the country’s best surf athletes. And for the first time, Masters events have been added to the Classic programme.
Saturday’s events, beginning at 9.00am, include surf races, ski & board races plus Ironman & Diamond events. Beach flags and sprints are scheduled for 1.30 pm.
Surf canoe racing begins at 9.00 am and surf boats get under way at 11.30 am for Round One of the NZ Surf Boat Series. Canoes and boats will only race on Saturday.
Sunday’s programme, starting at 8.00 am, is comprised of relay events for skis, boards and the Taplin event. Beach relays commence on the sprint track at 11.00 am.
There will be two points tables running; one for Northern Region clubs and another for all the clubs participating. All events on Sunday are scheduled to finish at 1.00 pm.
For final event information click here
For the programme click here
For the site plan click here
For the swell chart for Whangamata click here
Saturday Tide: High at 8.40 am
Sunday Tide: High at 9.24 am