WINDFOIL NEW ZEALAND
Welcome to the home of Windfoil New Zealand. In 2017 a small group of keen windsurfers took up windfoiling - their friends tried and they too became addicted to the feeling of flying across the water - a little bit of racing started at the Wakatere Boating Club and from this small fleet flying around, the New Zealand Windfoil Racing series was created, it's grown from event to event, with 50 competitors at the first New Zealand Windfoiling Championships at the Manly Sailing Club in 2019. It's not all about serious racing here - enjoy our links from learn to windfoil, club coaching, club racing, fun days and where to buy. We will add more content as we continue to grow.
Windsurfing has evolved - its time inspire the next generation of windsurfers in New Zealand.
WINDFOIL NZ RACING SERIES
TAUPO November 21-22
MANLY December 12 -13
BAY of ISLANDS February18 - 21(Nationals)
MARAETAI March 20 -21
In June 2020 the Windfoil NZ committee voted to adapt our own sail number registration system. Most of you will have been contacted and issued with a new sail number and have been informed of the new disk numbering system.
When you join Windfoil NZ you can choose a sail number or allocated one. If you are racing with us you are required to display your name and sail number. We have made it easy for you to get these printed as well - go to our web shop.
IQFOIL Junior gear now in NZ
Windfoil NZ is excited to have been able to purchase 4 sets of the iQFoil junior equipment. Come down to Wakatere Boating Club and see what all the buzz is about.
LEARN TO WINDFOIL
The Madloop Windsurf School is based at Lake Pupuke on Auckland’s North Shore, Madloop windsurfing is New Zealand only windsurf school teaching Windfoiling with the best learn to WIndfoil gear.
Run by R.Y.A trained, windsurfing guru Alan McIntosh who has been helping windsurfers of all abilities get the most out of their windsurfing with Madloop since 1994.
Call Alan today on 021 958 812 to book a Windfoiling lesson or rental session and get out on the water today. www.madloop.co.nz
WINDFOIL NZ WEBINARS
In 2020 the world changed the way it did things, with COVID 19 sweeping the globe we were forced in to lockdown, we worked from home where we could, we changed how we worked. ZOOM helped us to that point and now we offer online coaching Webinars, Aaron Mcintosh and JP Tobin hosted the first session and 29 people tuned in to hear what these 2 masters of the sport could tell them. These sessions will be once a month during winter. Watch this space for more info.
It's a real thing #foilfriday at Lake Pupuke is all about that end of the week foiling with ya mates, it free sailing with some very informal racing - whether you are a racer or free foiler, get down for an evening foiling session, check out the gear and get some tips and tricks from some of the top guys. Fun is the name of the game and a beer and pizza to top it off. What a way to start the weekend. Bring a friend and maybe have a go with the Mad Loop guys on hand to get you out there. Check the Calendar for the next #foilfriday
All sports are born at club level and Wakatere Boating Club with Gary Hill and Ian Young have taken charge as the first NZL Windfoiling fleet. Foilers as young as 12 are out on the water racing and enjoying what is Windfoiling. Sunday morning coaching on club equipment along with club racing in the afternoon is growing all the time.
Manly Sailing Club the host of the 2019 New Zealand Windfoil Championships now has windsurf coaching and training happening in association with the Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation - a keen group of windfoilers at the club pushing this program along with windfoiling being added to the program soon, watch this space for more information.
Takapuna Boating Club has Thursday Night Sprint series racing happening through out the New Zealand Summer. Racing starts at 6.15 pm and is open to all foiling classes. Regular fleets of up to 15 windfoilers are on the start line. Click here for more information.
ONE DESIGN EQUIPMENT
WHERE TO BUY
NZBoardstore is your one stop shop for Windfoiling gear. If it’s racing or free foil gear your after, they have the setup for you. Starboard and Phantom race foils, Starboard, Axis and Naish free ride foils and the latest foil specific sails and boards to suit your style. Drop in or call the team at NZBoardstore.
Tel: (09) 815 0683
5 Raymond St, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1052
Mon to Fri: 10am - 5:30pm
Sat & Sun: 10am - 4pm
NZ Sailing are based in Silverdale just north of Auckland, they carry a great
range of windsurf and windfoiling gear to suit. Check out the Loki and AFS foils
as well the Patrick and Exocet Boards.
Tel: (09) 426 6582
WINDFOIL NZ - SAIL NUMBERS
We are lucky at Windfoil New Zealand to have our own personal artist, designer and printer. Raymond Te Reo our fellow windfoiler has created the stunning Windfoil NZ logo, designed and built the NZ Windfoil Championship trophies and has designed and printed names and numbers on 99% of our race sails. Order on line or email Raymond direct and we will get you looking sharp on the water. Please don’t hesitate to touch base with Raymond for any of your professional artistic or printing project