KASK Surf Festival will be held at Waihi from PM Wed 24th to midday on Sun 28th April 2024.
Check out our videos about kayaking in the surf zone here.
We are changing it up for our second Surf Festival Weekend. It will be fun and interesting with a surf contest at the end of the weekend to show off your new skills. If there is enough interest, we might event include other type of paddle crafts in this fun event, like paddle boards Whitewater kayaks, HP Surf kayaks and Packrafts.
Surf Contest – we are planning on heats being on Saturday with finals on Sunday, so if you are into fun and want to strut your stuff, please register your interest by emailing me at [email protected] prior to the event or by letting me know by no later than 5pm on Fri 26th April 2024 at Waihi.
Formal Novice Surf and NZ Surf Sirens (women’s group) training will be available – concentrating on Surf Zone Skills and Management – covering: Body Paddle and Boat Position, Paddling Out, Catching a Wave, Riding the Face, Broaching and Side Surfing and you will need to book at the time of registration.
For skilled paddlers who are a bit rusty there will be volunteers on the beach to assist you with launching, landing, bracing, and managing your kayak in the soup.
Online-registration will go live in late January 2024.
Limited accommodation will be available at the Surf Club, and for those preferring to camp nearby, we suggest that you checkout:
Tasman Holiday Park – Waihi at https://tasmanholidayparks.com/nz/waihi-beach/
and Tasman Holiday Park – Beachaven https://tasmanholidayparks.com/nz/beachaven/
and Airbnb(Waihi) – https://www.airbnb.co.nz/a/stays/Waihi–Waikato–New-Zealand?c=.pi0.pk1466371094_76955209845&localized_ghost=true&gclid=Cj0KCQjw5f2lBhCkARIsAHeTvlgQvui0PbV1SDspy4oEl-nQPU1wgiZiP38ruWX4fsjC1O7YB3flJ0waAhHPEALw_wcB