Thanks for looking in! Here’s what we’re about…
The formal bit
Wakeboarding New Zealand, referred to most often as Wake NZ, belongs to the world organisation IWWF (International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation), allowing our member riders to follow their dream around the world. We abide by the rules and regulations of the IWWF, and as such, all members of Wake NZ must be financial members of NZWSA, which is the governing body for Water Skiing organisations in New Zealand (Tournament, Club, Barefoot, Ski Racing, Wakeboarding and Disabled).
We have a committee of volunteers that we entrust to look after our best interests. They’re selected at our AGM, held just prior to our Nationals event each year.
On the water in NZ
There’s always some riding fun to be found in New Zealand, both in summer and winter. We’ve got some great wakeboarding locations, each with their own unique culture and vibe. Check out their various Facebook pages and posts… Windy Wellington Wakeboarders ,Wakeboard Waikato – or just call into Mangakino and you’ll usually find a ride.
We’re about riding the water, supporting each other, encouraging growth in the sport through events, camps, competitions, family riding and just hanging out. If you’re into camaraderie and trying your skills in a competition event, there is opportunity to step up in the sport. Each membership year we select a Wake NZ Development Squad of riders, based on rider competency at events. It’s a squad that holds rider promise across all age groups, and we see the riders as our future champions.
We also have a train-on squad who are working towards the next worlds campaign.
Wake NZ supports the Cable events worldwide of our sister organisations too, so each discipline is looked out for.
So don’t be shy – connect today and belong to the great family of Wake NZ.