Waitara bar

(AKA Marine park) Waitara, New Zealand

Av. Rating in 8 Sessions
237 views

Taranaki SUP Classic Surfing Contest - Round 1

Waitara bar, Waitara
Stand Up Paddle Boarding: Surfing
12 pm - 12:30 pm Saturday. February 4. 2017
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: W Wind Strength: gentle breeze Swell Direction: Swell Size: head Tide: Mid - Falling.

I entered the Taranaki SUP Classic contest and the surf event was up first. It was held on the break off the Waitara river AKA Waitara Bar. My heat was up first so had no time to dial in the conditions and we were off in a three man heat with a local ripper and another dude. I managed to get a few small waves and kooked around on them but the breeze kicked in as soon as we started combined with the river current ripping out, we all spent most of the heat paddling hard to just get back to the peak. I was on the 8'10 Sunova Acid 120L which was great as I can handle the chop on it.

Came in to find out I'd got through my heat in second place! Not bad seeing as I'd not surfed in 7 months!

Comments

February
4
2017
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
Stev021
12 pm
SUP
1 photo
star rating star rating star rating star rating
"taranaki sup classic surfing "
October
18
2011
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
October
11
2010
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
May
9
2010
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
April
16
2010
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
February
26
2010
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
February
19
2010
Sessions logged
1
Average rating
Buy GoPro HERO Camera at GoPro.com
September
13
2009
Sessions logged
1
Average rating