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THE ULTIMATE WATERMAN

9 DAYS, 8 ATHLETES, 8 DISCIPLINES, 1 CHAMPION.

The Ultimate Waterman is the search to find the world’s best all-round waterman.

This is an annual event with the third one set to take place from 1-9 April 2017.

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.

Joel Parkinson

Joel Parkinson

Event Supporter

TITUS KINIMAKA

TITUS KINIMAKA

AMBASSADOR

LAIRD HAMILTON

LAIRD HAMILTON

AMBASSADOR

ROSS CLARKE-JONES

ROSS CLARKE-JONES

EVENT SUPPORTER

GREG TOWNSEND

GREG TOWNSEND

CEO SURFING NZ