The world’s finest watermen will come together in New Zealand to compete in eight different surfing disciplines over nine days.
The invitation-only contest will seek out the best conditions Southland has to offer, creating a unique event that will test the eight elite competitors’ skill and endurance in some of the planet’s most stunning coastline.
Meteorologists and local experts will be employed to forecast conditions, with event officials using this information to determine where the best conditions for each discipline will be on any given day.
The Watermen and event crew will then drive or fly, either by plane or helicopter from the hub in Invercargill to each selected discipline location, adopting a “guerrilla-like” approach with high intensity, flexibility and manoeuvrability.
With wider mass-participation and exhibition events all based at the Invercargill hub site, The Ultimate Waterman is sure to be a global extreme sport sensation.
The Watermen will be joined on tour by event ambassadors Titus Kinimaka and Laird Hamilton.
CEO SURFING NZ