Thursday, January 19, 2012

Meet our newest team rider...

Meet a very special Seventhwave ambassador, Hunter (Seventhwave) Thomson. In between chewing parking cones and tangling staff in lead, Hunter likes to hit his local spot, Lake Benmore—most summers he can be spotted charging there, wearing a custom-made buoyancy vest to match his boat. Hunter also likes bones and scraps of all kinds.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

What does bodyboarding, kiteboarding and the New Zealand Fire Service have in common?

A: Seventhwave! If you're of the competing kind, or just want to watch some action, then there are a few competitions on the horizon that you should probably know about. Plus there's Seventhwave prizes at stake.

New Zealand Fire Service Surf-riding Championships
Seventhwave is getting behind the 2012 New Zealand Fire Service Surf-Riding Championships which, after holding its inaugural event in New Plymouth in March 2004, has been held annually with events hosted in Taranaki & Auckland. The event is open to all past and present members, and their partners, of the New Zealand Fire Service, and is a popular competition due to fostering comradeship and reinforcing strong ties between fellow fire fighters from around the country.

The 2012 event is scheduled to run from 30 January until 2 February, and will be based ‘somewhere in the North Island’ depending on weather & surf conditions. The likely options will be Piha, Port Waikato, Coromandel, Taranaki, Gisborne and Wairarapa.

NMD North Island Bodyboard Champs
The 2012 Jucy/NMD North Island Bodyboard Champs in Kaitaia is the first event of the 2012 BBSNZ Tour and runs from the 3-6th February 2012. Designed from the input of bodyboarders across New Zealand, these events are sure to please both riders and spectators. Over $6,000 in prizes from Seventhwave and other partner sponsors makes this event a winner.

Canterbury Kiteboarding Champs 2012
Once again the always popular Canterbury Freestyle Kiteboarding Champs is just a couple of weeks off. For an impressive airshow of flicks, tricks and other Kiteboard antics, make sure to get down to the Estuary in Christchurch on January 21-22. A full field and a number of divisions looks set to create an great day of kiting, and Seventhwave will be there in support.