During the middle of the winter, we decided not to waste anyones time dragging you through mud and wind and weather trying to learn to paraglide, but instead we are taking our well-dserved annual break.
The best time to start your paragliding career is the beginning of the 2014 / 2015 season, being September 2014.
Those who book early, can take advantage of our annual Winter SPECIAL: Any bookings for September and October will be reduced. PG 1 courses are $599 instead of $660, One Day courses are $199 instead of $240, trial flights are $169 insead of $190 if paid in advance. Please book by email.
Well deserved, no doubt, Eva and Reuben are taking it easy for the month of July. The weather for paragliding is pretty terrible: Either too windy or no wind at all, no thermals, no sea breaze, muddy ground and cold.
We are still available via email or on the cell phones for orders, advise or bookings for the new season. We won't be in the office every day or on the landline as we usually are. Email replies may take a little longer than usual, but will happen.
September is usually the best time to start again.
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This years annual party for WW students, friends, kiters, customers, wannabies, hangeronners etc is on
21 June 2014, 7pm, 26 Beresford St, Bayswater
As announced as a Facebook Event, Reuben is making his world famouns chillie con carne, Lukas is doing music and making pizzas, Mia is serving drinks while Eva is just dancing about. Mark your calendar, tell your partner, polish your dancing shoes, get a babysitter. BYO drinks.
This and other dates and courses are on our up-dated calendar page. But PLEEEEAAAASE sign up to our Facebook page to keep up to date! This is the easiest way for us to keep you posted!
Reuben won EN C and EN B class: on his GIN Carrera
The Tasman Club in Nelson on the South Island of New Zealand, recently hosted the first part of the NZ Nationals Paragliding. With 5 valid task, flown at 3 different locations, this was a successful competition.
A few of our Wings & Waves Pilots were there on the GIN Gliders - and did exceptionally well. Reuben Muir, Wings & Waves instructor and owner, lead the competition up to the last day, on his EN B glider GIN Carrera, in front of comp gliders and a wave of the latest EN C's and the likes. It was neck on neck within a couple of points for days, with Itai Almong on his Delta 2 from Queenstown / Israel right behind him. On the last day though, GIN pilot Grant Middendorf blitzed both of them convincingly, and took the first place over all, in front of Reuben in second place. Nothing like being being beaten by your mate… :-)
All Xmas gift vouchers ordered and paid into our account by 6 December, are reduced by 10% and sent out by 16th December! Please use our voucher order form.
That applies both kitesurfing and paragliding vouchers. Details on our paragliding lessons are on the Paragliding web site, details on the kitesurfing lessons are here.
All our lessons are run on a very low student to instructor ratio with the top instructors, which - as people tell us who have experience more than our school - make for exceptional good value for money. Our students learn more in a shorter time. Try it!
We have scheduled a couple of very special courses.
Wanaka Jan 2014
NZ Champion, local Wanaka flying guru and NZ distance record holder Grant Middendorf is running a XC and comp clinic for us. This course is for PG 2 pilots who want to improve on their XC and competition skills this season. It will be a 4 - 5 day clinic including practical instructions and theory, tactics, weather briefings etc. This is not suitable for pilots new to thermalling. This would be the perfect preparation for the season's competitions. If you are interested, let us know and we will send you more info. At this stage, we are aiming for January 2-5.
The Carrera is a performance wing that offers sporty handling and real-world performance in a highly accessible package.
Who is it for?
Due to advances in technology, the Carrera has a broad appeal. Experienced thermal/XC pilots—"weekend warriors"—will benefit the most from choosing the Carrera. The Carrera replaces the Tribe (EN C) in our paraglider range.
With the thermalling season starting, this is a good time to do our annual WOF checks for Auckland Club paragliders. WOFs are compulsory in NZ and give you a good chance to check out your equipment early in the season. We are also doing a little BBQ, so bring some drinks and food to catch up with everyone else. Any excuse for a little party....