| 2003 WNZ
25 June 2003
My name is Kevin Carter, and I have taken over the presidency from
Richard Paterson, who was one of the main instigators for getting
WNZ up and running. He has successfully run WNZ over the past 2 years
during which time the Association became an incorporated society.
A little about me
I’ve been in the watersport scene for 20 odd years, being
involved in jet boats at the start when Amanda started me skiing
in my 20’s. We evolved into tournament skiers (dare I say
it) through slalom, barefoot and jump until finally we saw the light
and the first wakeboard came on the scene. Since then and mainly
due to my sons ability and enthusiasm, we have become increasingly
involved in the sport.
This year we have a committed group of people on the committee,
all of whom have many talents which may prove useful over the next
year. This year should prove a challenge for a number of wakeboarders
who will be participating in the Wakeboard Worlds in Sydney in October
My aim this year is to get WNZ behind our boarders and encourage
them to actively participate in the sport. To help to get all those
boarders that are out there doing their own stuff, to get together
as a national group and show NZ what wakeboarding is all about.
We also aim to get a winter series up and running prior to the huge
task of putting together a team to compete in Sydney.
To do this we need the support of all you boarders and your mates!
So don’t give up over winter, drag out the board and join
in on the series and drag your mates along to join in.
There are so many boarders out there with a heap of talent- they
need to be bought together, so that wakeboarding can be recognised
as a ‘sport’. We need to encourage local clubs. Anyone
with any ideas to get the sport revved up, drop me a line or phone,
we’re keen for any ideas.
Kevin Carter, Ph 09 479 6097 or 021 922 940