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Windsurfing World Championships 2008, Takapuna

Posted by
Aaron Schmidt (Auckland, New Zealand) on 18 January 2008 in Sport & Recreation.

The RSX Windsurfing World Championships are being held in Takapuna, New Zealand this year. Since I work in Takapuna, it's been very convenient to run down to the beach at lunch and grab some pics.

Here's a shot of the gold fleet going out for their first race of the day. The start of the race begins way out on the water where there's more wind so this part isn't too exciting but it's a good opportunity to get a photo with a lot of windsurfers in the frame. In the background, Rangitoto.

Canon EOS 20D 1/800 second F/8.0 ISO 100 113 mm

See The Light from Newcastle, United States

Great shot.

18 Jan 2008 7:05am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

these guys look pretty docile from this vantage point - I guess the action is out on the water!
(and now reading your description I see you mention this :)

looks like a good mix of nationalities in the participants. Cool that you are able to go watch this event.

18 Jan 2008 10:51am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

What a fantastic capture of it...

18 Jan 2008 12:32pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

forgot to say, that a love that metallic grey tint...it's amazing

18 Jan 2008 12:33pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Wow, this is a very nice POV...

19 Jan 2008 7:23pm

Laurent from Lyon, France

C'est vrai qu'il est rare de voir autant de véliplanchistes sur une photo. J'aime beaucoup se faible contraste sélectif qui fait ressortir les drapeaux et couleurs des mats

19 Jan 2008 10:27pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Great shot!! You're a lucky man, Aaron! We used to do a bit of shopping in Takapuna as our friends lived in Milford.

21 Jan 2008 10:42pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

nice shot. i like the effect from the processing.

24 Jan 2008 7:27pm