Water Safety New Zealand have their own web site now at
www.watersafety.org.nz, or you can
Thank you for your enquiry regarding windsurfing drownings since 1980. The following information has been collated from DrownBase, the official database of the New Zealand Water Safety Council, for the three drownings .
|Date||Activity T.Description||Location||Location T.Description||Site 3 T.Description||Gender T.Description||Age||Synopsis|
|06-Feb-82||Boardsailing||Lake Pupuke||Auckland||Lakes||Male||21||Fell from sailboard, hit by another board. Skull fracture followed by drowning.|
|06-Dec-90||Boardsailing||Waitemata Harbour||Auckland||Harbour||Male||32||Fell from sailboard near Tamaki Yacht Club.|
|24-Aug-94||Boardsailing||Oakura, New Plymouth||Taranaki||Surf Beach||Male||19||Drowned while surfing at a beach off Oakura, New Plymouth. He had a history of epilepsy.|
I hope this is of some use to you. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
|Some of this information is available in the form of a book with maps from the New Zealand Windsurfing Association for NZ$15, Write to: 11 York Street, Opawa, Christchurch, New Zealand. It is also usually available from most windsurfing shops around New Zealand.|