Membership of the NZBWSC


For all current or past NZBWSC members wishing to renew their membership with the club please click on the following link to the NZ Waterski Association that manages the Barefoot Club subscriptions. RENEW HERE



For any of you out there who are keen to give Barefooting a go OR have been Barefoot Waterskiing for a while but want to join up and get "Badged" then here is the information YOU NEED!

To become a member of the NZ Barefoot Waterski Club you have to pass a selection test.

The test is the following:

Under the observation of an Official NZBWSC examiner.

  • For Men (17 years and over) attain Forward Barefoot Ski position on Long Line behind a boat and ski for 1 minute.
  • For Women and juniors (16 and under) attain Forward Barefoot Ski position on Long Line behind a boat and ski for 30 seconds.


  • Your very own embroidered NZBWSC Badge with your Life Membership number on it
  • A plastic pressed membership card with your name and badge number on it to keep in your wallet to boast about (and present at registration for tournaments)
  • Access to tournaments around New Zealand and possibly represent NZ offshore.
  • The chance to attend camps and training from the best coaches in NZ and from around the world.
  • The chance to meet the fantastic "Barefoot Family" of New Zealand, make friends and increase your Barefoot Waterski knowledge at every level, from actual skiing, to driving, to purchasing boats, to judging and more.

KEEN? If you want to get your "Minute" or "30" and become an official badged member of the NZBWSC then don't wait another minute. Contact our Membership Secretary or our President and they will sort you out with an examiner locally as well as provide any other information you might want about NZBWSC. Their contact details are on our Contact page or just click HERE.

This process of becoming a "badged" member is demonstrated in this video of a NZBWSC member getting his minute at Lake Karapiro.