Jimmy Blackwood in attendance


Yew… the FoF is coming and so is Jimmy Blackwood!!

We’re stoked to announce the attendance of Jimmy at the 2018 Yamaha NZ Festival of Freeride. He’s been ripping up the surf for the last few years aboard his Krash Predator. Known for some of the cleanest rolls in the game he’s gonna be putting it all on show at the FoF. Cheers to the QCFreeride boys for making it happen.

Welcome Jimmy. Yeow!!

Little Tommy is coming to visit


More scintillating news for the 2018 Yamaha NZ Festival of Freeride. We’re stoked to announce the attendance of Tom Aiken from Sydney, Australia!!

Tom is known for his incredibly smooth and effortless technique out on the water, often perplexing those watching with his innate ability to ride away from anything. He’s dead keen to get stuck into the festival nature of the FoF and no doubt his quick wit will see him right.

Looking forward to introducing him to the black sands and pumping surf of Karioitahi Beach. Yeow!!

Savage in da house


It’s Australia Day today… A day in which the near entirety of Australia gets amongst it and celebrates their national holiday. So its a perfect time to announce the attendance of none other than Ryan Savage for the 2018 Yamaha NZ Festival of Freeride. Yeow!!!

Ryan is absolutely killing it at the moment, raising the bar on and off the water. His fluent and spectacular riding style aboard his Krash Industries steed will be an absolute eye-opener at the FoF. He’ll be there to offer advice for any skill level so make sure you have a chat. We might even get clinic on his signature Ruler Flip if you’re keen.

Looking forward to having him back in the mighty west coast surf.

The Aus Godfather


Its with great pleasure that we welcome Butch Pfrengle, the Godfather of Australian Freeride to this year’s event. Butch has been instrumental in the promotion of freeride in Australasia running things like the OzFreeride forum, FB pages and, most notably, the organiser and driving force behind the ever successful Cronulla Rip’N Ride . Late last year saw the running of the 10th annual event – an absolute testament to his hard work and dedication.

Butch knows how to throw down on the water as well. By far his signature no-handed barrel roll is one of the best in the business so if you want to learn how its done then he’s the man to talk to at the FoF.

Welcome Butch and lets ride!!!

2018… The 6th Instalment

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In breaking news… we’re back for again!!! The Yamaha NZ Festival of Freeride is returning again for its 6th instalment. Yeow!!!

Karioitahi Beach, Waiuku will once again play host to the event which will be held on Friday 16th and Saturday the 17th of February 2018 (Sunday 18th will be a back up for horrendous conditions). Make sure you lock it in your calendars today – its just under 4 months away!!!

Its with great pleasure once again that we can announce Yamaha New Zealand as title sponsors of the event. Their support of the event is paramount to its success each year and without them we wouldn’t be where we are today. So thanks Yamaha NZ. 

More info will follow over the next few weeks. Entries will be available to any skill level and we hope to see all of you again from last years’ event and some new faces. We encourage anyone participating or interested in freeride to come along and enjoy riding with others of all experience levels. Remember – this isn’t a competition – its all about having FUN!!!

We can’t wait to see everyone back again for the Yamaha NZ Festival of Freeride. This is New Zealand’s #1 PWC Surf Freestyle event!!

The Team @ the Auckland Jet Sport Association