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Sponsors are confirming their support of the event and we will promote these as they evolve.
  • We are excited to once again have ASI onboard with their holiday at the villa in Balian

  • We welcome new sponsor Tathra Beach & Bike
  • Long time sponsor North (kiting, sailboarding) have rebranded to become DUOTONE. They will remain sponsors of this event.
  • A full list of sponsors can be seen on the poster.
  • Sponsors logo and link to their websites can be found on the sponsor page.

Merimbula Sailboard Club presents

22 - 25 November 2018

Image by Stan Squire.
Click on the poster to see it in full... you might just see yourself
This year marks the 38th year of the annual Merimbula Classic... a festival and celebration of waves and wind .
The 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. We expect to see a number of foils participating in the kiting and in the SUP events.
Prizes are awarded across all divisions in each discipline... OPEN MENS, OPEN WOMENS, JUNIORS (under 18), MASTERS (35+) GRAND MASTER (45+) .
A number of special prizes will also be awarded for individual outstanding performances in each category.
There will also be SUP team races and a down wind individual event if conditions permit.
A full outline of the 4 days of events can be found here.

After hours activities

Friday night will feature the food frolic and music jam night at Ford park... club headquarters.. adjacent to the beach. This has proved extremely popular over the last 2 years and is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with old and new friends from all over the globe.
Saturday night will once again rock out at Club Sapphire, as we celebrate the biggest happening of all... "STAYIN ALIVE" Yes, after 38 years we figure this is the best reason to boogie and groove like there's no tomorrow. So, all you John Travolta's, Olivia Neutron Bomb's and other assorted Disco Desperates, grease up the hair, slide into the lycra, the sparkles, the spangles, the flares and the shiny shoes and wiggle those hips and sharpen up those disco dynamic dance moves....
We know you won't disappoint us.


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All contestants MUST be insured to enter this event.
Wave sailers and SUP surfers will have the opportunity to join their association at this event.
Kitesurfers MUST be a CURRENT member of Kiteboarding Australia. There is no provision to join/update at the contest so please organise this before entering. This is fully explained by KA here

Australian Wave Kiteboarding Nationals will be held 7-10 December. Entries close 31October. Full details


For sponsorship details and all other enquiries contact John Smythe
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.