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All kiters must have current membership of Kiteboarding Australia (KA) to enter the kitesurfing events. https://www.kiteboardingaus.com.au/home/
"GOOD VIBRATIONS" 4 day programme
Thursday 23rd November
10am Official opening, blessing of the BBQ and safety briefing at the Ford Oval club shed. All entrants must attend.
Entry fee of $110.00 or $60.00 (for juniors) includes Tshirt and BBQ over 4 days. Insurance is mandatory. Kitesurfers require current membership of KA. Sup and wave sailers can organise insurance at the event.
SUP Wave sailing and kite surfing begins when Hughie serves up your preferred conditions
Happy hour at Grub’s bar until 6pm
Friday 24th November
10am weather and safety briefing.
5pm – 9pm A TASTE OF THE SAPPHIRE COAST
Food, drinks and live music
* Bring your guitar.. harmonica... and your smooth voice to jam along on Friday night if you wish.
Saturday 25th November
10am weather and safety briefing
10:30am - The Balmoral Beach to Bar, Sup team relay race
Happy hour at Grub’s beer tent 4 to 6pm
Party Night at Club Sapphire .. free admission
Music live by THE FIGMENTZ Come dressed to spread good vibrations
SUNDAY 26th November
10am weather and safety briefing
11am The SUP ATX Surf SUP off' Battle of the Paddles
5:30 pm Presentation at Club Sapphire
“Good, good, good…. Good vibrations….”
Saturday night is party night
By November the tribes from the north and from the south amplify their eternal chant "Summer is coming, summer is coming.."
The good vibrations are being felt across the land and the natives are really starting to get restless. Beach Boys and girls are starting to dust off their hawaiin shirts, their outlandish board shorts, their retro sunglasses and hats, mu-mu dresses, grass skirts and coconut husk bikini tops.. The Figmentz are warming up for party night at Club Sapphire. Saturday 25 November.
NSW Wave Sailing Association news
The NSW Wave Sailing Association isholding the National wave sailing titles at Gerroa from 17th to 21st November.. just prior to the Merimbula Classic.
Merimbula Sailboard Club presents
This year will be the 37th annual Merimbula Classic. This is the longest running event of its kind in the world. Visitors return year after year for the fun and friendly vibe, both in and out of the water. This year's event will follow that of the past in celebrating four days of fun on the water in the sports of Wave sailing, Kite surfing and Stand Up Paddling.The format is designed to allow everyone to participate when the conditions suit their style and ability.
Participants can be assured that the event format will remain unchanged. There will still be the expression session format where participants go out whenever they feel like the conditions suit their ability.. the event remains one for ALL LEVELS with the emphasis on fun and waves.
Prizes are awarded across all divisions in each discipline... OPEN MENS, OPEN WOMENS, JUNIORS (under 18),
MASTERS (35+) GRAND MASTER (45+)
Adding to the excitement this year, the contest will also comprise the Kite Wave Nationals championships. This event is being run in conjunction with Kiteboarding Australia.The judging panel, independent of the Merimbula Sailboard Club, will rank kite surfers’ performances over the four days of the event. They will be responsible for awarding the 2017 Kiteboarding Australia Wave National Titles from across the event weekend.
There will also be awards for the..
Ben Wilson Kite Week and Namotu Island award for the BW kiter of the future: the prize is a week on Namotu Island (Fiji) during Ben’s Kite Week and is awarded independently by BWSurf and Namotu Island Resort. Valued at over $5000.
Horizon Big Air Award: this is a separate award for outstanding air during the event.. $500 cash prize from Horizon Credit Union.
Local kite surfer award
Wave sailing and Stand Up Paddle events will be judged in the age categories shown above.
Stand Up Paddle races will be team events.
SUP foiling...NO fool in' This will be an exhibition category for the Classic
Special trophy and accoladeswill be given.
Sponsorship is warmly received. Being the start of summer this is a great time to promote new products and to expose the public to your summer range of gear, equipment, clothing..etc
Sponsors will receive full coverage of the event across traditional media and social media, and dealers, distributors and manufacturers have the opportunity to attend the event and set up a stand in the oval adjacent to the beach.
For more details of the event or to discuss potential sponsorship arangements please email the Contest director John Smythe.
Wind & Wave forecast from
7 day Merimbula forecasts here
Please support our sponsors when you are considering booking accommodation for your holiday in Merimbula
The sponsors are coming onboard for the 2017 Merimbula Classic. There are so many prizes to be distributed.. Some confirmed sponsorships include these..
From Academy of Surfing: 7nights accommodation at villa Tranquil in Balian, Bali
From BicSport: Carbon paddle, Board bag, Coil leash, Sup leash (total value $580)
Adam's Kite repair ($400voucher)
Kite power and Ozone kites current model kite (approx $2300)
Trent Pool from Merimbula Realty ($500)
Adrian Roper, new board Axis Kiteboarding
Liquid Force, new board
Jimmy Lewis SUP
Warren Holder One Knots wind shop
North Kites, North Sails, Fanatic Sup, ION
Best Kites and Mystic
prize packsfrom Rob Cribb at watershack.com.au
BbTALKIN’ Waterproof Communication
Elgas gas for BBQ
Balmoral Boards, SUP ATX and SUNOVA will again sponsor the 3 great SUP races, Beach2Bar, Surf SUP Off’s, Downwinder.
Products from Quiksilver&Roxy.
MSC supports local charity causes.
The club donated $1000 from the 2016 raffle to local Dane after his 4000km Perth to Pambula run fundraiser for his chosen autism awareness charities.
Read Dane's amazing story here
You can support Dane through his webpage here.