Oversize Bags? No Problem!


Have you missed out on a holiday because you didn’t want to fly with your sports equipment? Or have you booked flights to be told at the airport, the plane can’t fit your boards and they will be on the next flight? 

Well that is no issue for Waterbourne, as competitors will get FREE gear transport from Auckland and Christchurch thanks to KiwiRail.

Traveling with your surfing, windsurfing and paddle boarding gear has always been one of the biggest nightmares for water sport lovers!

All we want to do is get to those ideal conditions and make the most of our time on the water. Whether you like it or not, traveling with sports equipment is getting harder and we are very excited to make sure you don’t have to worry about those problems!


So how does it work?

It is simple! Get your gear to the drop off locations in Auckland and Christchurch and Waterbourne takes care of the rest. Each container will be loaded up and sent directly to the event site, meaning you can travel empty handed and arrive to the beach where your gear will be waiting!

Checkout the dates below for when to drop off and collect your gear

  • Auckland to Wellington - March 5th, 2019

  • Christchurch to Wellington - March 4th, 2019

Equipment is then sent back on the 11th and arrives:

  • Auckland - March 13th, 2019

  • Christchurch - March 14th, 2019

How easy is that!?!


Will my gear be at the beach waiting?

Yes, that is 100% what we said! It doesn’t get much easier then that. Thanks to KiwiRail your gear will be ready waiting for you and you just need to get to the beach.

How is the gear packed?

It is up to the competitors to stack equipment in the containers and make sure you gear is wrapped and bagged appropriately. Waterbourne takes no responsibility for damage but considering the gear sits in a container, you shouldn’t need to worry about that. Just remember to wrap everything and ensure all equipment is in a bag a labelled with your name.

Who is eligible for FREE Gear Transport?


  • The first 20 windsurfers, 20 kitesurfers and 30 paddle boarders are all guaranteed free gear transport


  • The first 20 windsurfers and 20 paddle boarders are all guaranteed free gear transport