Waterbourne brings together kitesurfing, windsurfing and paddle boarding. Enjoy the beach culture whilst listening to tasty tunes from local and international musicians!
Waterbourne is New Zealand’s biggest water sports festival, attracting spectators and entrants from all over New Zealand and the pacific. Whether you are wanting to enjoy the adrenaline pumping kitesurfing or take part in the paddle boarding ninja games, there is something for everyone.
With windsurfers reaching speeds of over 70km/hr and kitesurfers jumping over 30m, spectators can enjoy the live New Zealand music on the beach. Water activities finish each day at 4pm, which allows Wellingtons biggest beach party to start. With a family friendly environment and world class performers, everyone can enjoy the entertainment after a fun day on the beach.
Waterbourne 2019 kicked off at Eastbourne with more then 40 athletes. Live music filled the beach as more then 500 people came and watched each days water sport action
It doesnt get any easier to get from Wellington city to the Waterbourne Beach Party with buses from Wakefield Street to Eastbourne.
Brian has never lost his passion for water sports, where he started The NZ Boardstore in the 80’s! His knowledge of everything wind and wave is like no other, see what he has to say about the future of our sports.
I always had a keen interest in kite flying, and remember the rush of getting pulled down the beach during sandstorms in South Africa when I was 8 years old. I first got into kiteboarding when I was a teenager. I had read about the developing sport in magazines after moving to New Zealand.
Armie Armstrong has done it all! With experience, windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle boarding, Armie has now started his own high quality foil brand ‘Armstrong Foils’. See what Armie has to say about his experience at Waterbourne where he not only paddle foiled, but kite foiled each day.
The Summer Days Festival was the first time the public had access to try the ‘Paddle Ninja Games’ where over 70 people attempted the ninja course! With people of all ages attempting the course, it was a day full of laughter, splashes and crashes!
Wellingtons biggest beach party is here with acts from Australia and New Zealand, including Shapeshifters lead singer P-Digsss and Australian duo Boo Seeka. After finishing an Australian summer tour, Boo Seeka is excited to be returning to New Zealand for the first time in two years.