It has been 2 weeks since the 6th Annual Yamaha NZ Festival of Freeride and we’re still in recovery mode. What a ripper!! Once again the FoF was a massive success and was enjoyed by all. Karioitahi Beach turned it on for all participants with some pumping conditions.
As with every year the event simply wouldn’t happen without our great sponsors. Firstly, thank you to the team at Yamaha Marine NZ. Since the inaugural event Yamaha has stepped up every year as title sponsors. The event wouldn’t be what it is without them. So a huge thank you again to Yamaha Marine NZ.
The support from our amazing major sponsors Otago Personal Watercraft, Colliers International – South Island, Krash Industries, Quake City Freeride, and R&B Builders – awesome guys. We really really appreciate it.
Once again the team from Rogers Boat Shop delivered a great spread for those entered. We’ve always said this is a key ingredient to the success of the event and they didn’t disappoint. Cheers Rogers Boatshop!!!
A massive amount of thanks goes to Leif from Jet Sport West for providing our marshalling services all weekend long. As aways an absolute pleasure to have Leif involved and his ability on the water in the surf is second to none. Thanks also to the team at Medical & Safety Consulting for being there as well.
To the generous support of ilabb, KP Parts, Random Performance, Gull New Zealand, JetManiac, JetPilot, Element Engineering, CRC Industries NZ, NZfreeride, ProRider Magazine, and Glenbrook Performance – Thank you so very much. All of these sponsors got behind the event with some fantastic product and swag to choose from at the prize giving. A special thanks to Red Bull for their support of the event ensuring everyone had wings to go big.
We preach the standard line again – “Support those that support the sport!!!”. There are so many events on these days and for the these sponsors to choose to support and for us to be chosen is very humbling.
To everyone that entered the 6th Annual Yamaha NZ Festival of Freeride – thank you so very much for entering and supporting the only free ride event in New Zealand. It’s fantastic the atmosphere we have at the event and you’re all a key ingredient to its success.
To all the others that have contributed to the event this year thank you so much. From those that helped out with timing and monitoring to ensuring things kept running smoothly – you know who you are. Thank you to everyone that chipped in with setting up, running, and packing down the event. Awesome stuff and was very much appreciated. I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone but if so I apologise.
Check out the edit which captured the essence of this year’s event. Thanks to Exposure Film and Photography for the vid.