Taranaki Wave Classic Trip

Update: The TWC is cancelled this year due to Covid-19. Our trip will still go ahead as it is a great time of the year to be in Taranaki. 

The Taranaki Wave Classic is the biggest and oldest windsurfing event in New Zealand. With around 80 entries in the last few years and a lot of non-windsurfing partners attending, you can be sure to make new friends! And you don’t even need to be a super awesome wave sailor to participate, as this is not a competition, but rather a huge event, with everyone having fun and sharing tips. No heats, no judging, just go out and sail, surf or SUP until you drop!

If you want to bring your windsurfing or non-windsurfing partner, you’re more than welcome.

Time to stop hibernating and shake / wash those cob webs off! The water starts to warm up, spring winds deliver great conditions. Water Nomads invites all wave sailors (and those who want to get into it) to join us for an all-expenses stay in New Zealands wave sailing paradise Taranaki.

A 5 day trip where Water Nomads will spoil you with superb food, accommodation, and an introduction to the best local spots to sail. We show you how the conditions work around this infamous mountain and provide you with all the tips you ever wanted.

If you don’t have the right gear, or simply want to try something different. Maybe you wish to try the latest offerings from Severne or Starboard? Water Nomads can provide, by prior arrangement, board and gear rental on site.

Catering provided by local windsurfer and business owner, Katrin Dau – Mint Lunches

Instruction offered independently by local wave legend windsurfer, Spencer Lewis – Windsurf and Stand-up Paddle Taranaki.

Non-windsurfing partners more than welcome – contact us for a partner price. There is so much to do in New Plymouth and the Taranaki area, and additional meal tickets for the TWC are available as well.

Check out our News for previous trips and other tip bits of interest.

What’s included?

  • 5 nights accommodation in Oakura: We have a stunning house right across the beach! Staggering distance to the party, but far enough away to be quiet.
  • Continental breakfast Thursday – Monday
  • Lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • Dinner on Thursday and Friday at our accommodation
  • Coaching during the whole time
  • excellent company and spot guidance

Update: As the TWC including the party is cancelled, we are going to work out what to do regarding lunch and dinner on the weekend. If requested, we might be able to provide it. 

To have fun on this trip, you should be able to 

  • Competent and confidently waterstarting
  • be sailing in footstraps and harness
  • be able to get back to where you started from

If you’re not sure if this trip suits you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

You do need on this trip

  • your own transport to get to and from the spots
  • your own equipment (unless arranged with us)
  • a bottle to have something to drink on the beach during the day

We are taking bookings! Very limited spots, get in touch if you want to be part of the coolest windsurfing event in NZ with an awesome crew!

21st-26st of October 2020

Single Room: $900.-, we organise everything for you

Partners Price: $500.- 

Check out our other trips:


Northland / Rangiputa Weekend

Endless Freeride and Foiling

Ben Severne - Taranaki

Custom Surfari

Any time, any style

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