Men's Windsurfing representive for New Zealand at the 2012 London Olympic Games (7th). Ranked # 1 in the World a couple of times and World Championship medalist. Next Up...Rio 2016.

Having a blast on the Riverhead trails with the #ninerbikes RIP handling everything thrown down except for maybe this. #real #bike #mtb #2xu #auckland #newzealand  (at Riverhead Forest)

Having a blast on the Riverhead trails with the #ninerbikes RIP handling everything thrown down except for maybe this. #real #bike #mtb #2xu #auckland #newzealand (at Riverhead Forest)

A day on the bike is always a good day…Queenstown just makes it even better. #purenz #newzealand #niner #queenstown #2XU #sun #bike #mtb #ride (at Skyline Queenstown)

A day on the bike is always a good day…Queenstown just makes it even better. #purenz #newzealand #niner #queenstown #2XU #sun #bike #mtb #ride (at Skyline Queenstown)

It’s just gone Autumn in NZ…cue the snow. #queenstown #justmtb #summer #purenz #mtb #cold #freezing #queenstown  (at Queenstown)

It’s just gone Autumn in NZ…cue the snow. #queenstown #justmtb #summer #purenz #mtb #cold #freezing #queenstown (at Queenstown)

1000 metres up Ben Lomond and it’s about to get a bit frosty. #queenstown #purenz #mtb #justmtb #bike (at Ben Lomond Forest)

New Zealand Championship

14 - 16 February - 2014

Whangaparoa - New Zealand

A tight conclusion to the three day NZ National Championships for 2014 with Dorian van Rijsselberghe andJP Tobin Windsurfing taking the fight for overall honours right up to the final race of eight off Manly Beach, Whangaparoa. 


From the start the ‘decider’ race was close and continued right through to the final section of the final run into the finish with Dorian setting up for a strong push to take the overall title…however nice for me that Dutch does not equal Kiwi so the National title stays put. 

Completing the mens fleet top five were the remainder of the international contingent bringing some serious firepower to the regatta with Kiran Badloe (Netherlands) 3rd Marco Baglione ITA 2 (Italy) 4th and Lee (Korea) 5th. 

It has been super cool to see a whole bunch of groms racing hard so far this summer and I am really looking forward to see them continuing to train well and race with intensity at the Youth Olympic Games in August (Nanjing, China) and World Youth Championships, July (Tavira, Portugal) with the right support they will be kicking ass. 

Great also to have two NZ Windsurfing legions on hand with Bruce Kendall working his magic with the next generation and Aaron McIntosh (Dutch National Coach) providing some valuable insight to the aspiring kiwi youth.

Nice welcome back to top level racing during day one of the NZ National Championships. Solid international crew in attendance kicking my ass back into shape. Thanks @lifeofdorian @kiranbadloe @mawog2 and @mc intosh121 (at Manly Beach)

Nice welcome back to top level racing during day one of the NZ National Championships. Solid international crew in attendance kicking my ass back into shape. Thanks @lifeofdorian @kiranbadloe @mawog2 and @mc intosh121 (at Manly Beach)

Hot ride at the Riverhead sauna with @mcintosh121 @lifeofdorian @kiranbadloe and #mikesnotsocial (at Riverhead)

Standing by for NZ SUP National Championships prize giving. (at Ohope Beach)

Standing by for NZ SUP National Championships prize giving. (at Ohope Beach)

A brutal distance race day for the NZ SUP National Championships. 15 km downwind from the middle of the ocean back to Ohope Beach. Second for the day with technical racing (surf style) tomorrow. (at Ohope Beach)

A brutal distance race day for the NZ SUP National Championships. 15 km downwind from the middle of the ocean back to Ohope Beach. Second for the day with technical racing (surf style) tomorrow. (at Ohope Beach)

A few locals showed up right on the start for the NZ SUP Nationals distance race. (at Ohope Beach)

Rangitoto is too busy so I’m heading back to Auckland. (at Rangitoto Island)

Rangitoto is too busy so I’m heading back to Auckland. (at Rangitoto Island)