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Laurence Carey: fast and ready for the 2016 PWA World Tour season | Photo: Carter/PWA

Laurence Carey has been crowned champion at the 2016 New Zealand Slalom Windsurfing Nationals, held at Naval Point, Canterbury.

The gods of the wind only allowed two days of racing, but it was enough to decide the season winners. And with temperatures as high as 31°C (87.8°F), windsurfers were eager to get to the water and cool off.

The Open Men's fleet had a high level of competition. Kiwi sailor Peter John travelled from Maui, Hawaii, to try and claim the national title from reigning champion Laurence Carey.

Laurence Carey: fast and ready for the 2016 PWA World Tour season | Photo: Carter/PWA

Laurence Carey has been crowned champion at the 2016 New Zealand Slalom Windsurfing Nationals, held at Naval Point, Canterbury.

The gods of the wind only allowed two days of racing, but it was enough to decide the season winners. And with temperatures as high as 31°C (87.8°F), windsurfers were eager to get to the water and cool off.

The Open Men's fleet had a high level of competition. Kiwi sailor Peter John travelled from Maui, Hawaii, to try and claim the national title from reigning champion Laurence Carey.