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Sat SUP Session – Winter Sessions

iRig – New era in windsurfing

NKB the world biggest Kite brand and NorthSails market leader in Windsurfing rigs have joined forces to create the most innovative rig ever made.
The outcome is what we call best of both worlds: incredible low weight and packing dimensions achieved through inflatable Kite-technology combined with the appeal and safety of a Windsurf rig.

It is an unbeatable package making it the ideal addition to your SUP as an entry into the fascination of wind- powered sports.

On top the iRIG will revolutionize the Windsurfing Entry and Schooling as it’s 70% lighter than any conventional Windsurfing rig. Combined with the inflatable “mast” and “boom” parts the rig always floats on the water making starting and learning a piece of cake.

–  Super light weight with around 1,5 kg for very easy learning with instant success and for a very comfortable transport.
70% lighter than a standard Windsurf rig. Even the smallest people can use it. Very manoeuvrable & easy handling.
–  Fixed handle positions avoiding wrong positioning of your hands ! facilitates the learning process enormously. Fixed handle positions Identifies correct way to hold the sail, teaches users how to trim the sail. Faster learning, easier learning, more fun.
–  Completely inflatable construction without hard materials !
Reduces effort for rigging up tremendously (Pump & Go within 100 seconds) and gets risk for injuries nearly down to zero.
No fine-tuning, just pump it up & go.
Rigs up within 100 seconds & no parts to lose.
Safe to use for kids and beginners, no hard objects to hit or fall on –> super safe
–  “A3-size” packing dimensions achieved through inflatable Kite-technology ! very easy transport and storage
–  Unlike traditional Windsurf rigs the iRIG floats onto the water ! Very easy uphauling and a relaxed paddling home without drag in case of drifting too far away. Does not sink, therefore easy to lift and super safe. Quick & Easy to pull out of the water.
–  Super simple sizing with Small / Medium / Large (the correct size depends solely on your body height) ! makes it a no brainer to choose the right size.

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Xmas & New Year Shop Hours

North Kiteboard – Clicker bar

Groundswell has a demo bar instore now.. Come in & take it for a spin, or just come down  and give it a twist.

 CLICK BAR 2017 – Depower at the push of a button. Or just twist the handle to power up.

The North Kiteboarding Clickbar –
Powering and depowering your kite has never been easier.
The unique Trim Unit enables you to power and depower in precise steps at the flick of a switch.

To power your kite, turn the Winder of the Trim Unit clockwise – this shortens the length of your backlines with every half turn.
Twisting the Winder of the Trim Unit clockwise shortens the back lines, visible at the neon orange mark in the power display of the bar and the neon orange mark on the floater.
The Kite has more power.
The power steps are divided in eight steps, half a rotation on the winder is one power step.
To depower, simply push […]

NTH Kiteboarding REBEL 2017

North Kiteboards have released the first offering for 2017, The Rebel.

A high performance Freeride and Big Air kite whose all- time classic Rebel performance delivers the typical characteristic and unmatched bar feedback.

The Rebel is the benchmark of a high performance Freeride and Big Air kite impressing everyone from entry level to expert. Its all-time classic characteristics will deliver maxi- mum performance already at minimum steering inputs with super precise bar feedback. Since the beginning, the Rebel has long been known for its exceptionally smooth, stable and shake-free feeling through the bar, which has even be refined.
The loaded 5th line delivers a short bar stroke for sheet and go power and superior direct bar feel, even in overpowered and gusty conditions.
The new design update of additional segments through the centre of the kite ensures rounder turning, enhanced wind range, as well as even more lift and hangtime. The additional size […]

2017 season is coming

The new season is coming upon us .
This means new gear, new ideas,  & the cool part  – new videos..
Cabrinha have released their 2017 season teaser.
Sit back , put it full screen & crank up the sound. If you want more info call in to the shop, its all here, or keep an eye here…

2017 Summer season is on the way

2017 equipment is on the way & info is already in-store.
The countdown is on for a new season on the water. The shortest day has passed, so nights are getting shorter & days are getting longer.
In preparation for the coming season we are gearing up with all the 2017 products.
We have most of the info in store, so call in & see what cool & amazing things that are on the way.

Products from some of the brands will be available from early August.

Come in to see what special packages we will have for the coming seasons ..

 

Results & News from Groundswell Slalom Windsurf Nationals 2016

2016 Groundswell New Zealand Windsurf Slalom Nationals .
News:
After 3 frustrating days of waiting for wind the 2016 nationals are over.
Thursday and Friday offered up the minimum required to squeeze through 7 rounds of racing.
Saturday was supposed to bring the big winds, unfortunately the wind was a no show.
So in the end, on Thursday there were 5 rounds for the Gold fleet, Youth/Junior/Womens & 2 rounds for the Silver. On Friday managed another 2 rounds for all Fleets.
That allowed a result for the event & winners were found for all the fleets.
The Fleets were :

2 Gold Fleets
1 Youth / Junior / Womens
1 Silver

FULL RESULTS :

For Pics & more news from the 2016 Windsurf Nationals use the links below.
2016 Groundswell New Zealand Windsurf Slalom Nationals .

FACEBOOK CWA Page

 

Local Information:
LIVE Wind & Weather Details  – LPC Website

Weather Forecast – Metservice

Tide Forecasts – Ocean-fun

2016 NZ Windsurf Slalom Nationals sponsored by Groundswell

2016 Groundswell New Zealand Windsurf Slalom Nationals .
Dates:

Wednesday 20
Registration
Time –  6:30 pm
Where –  Estuary & Co
Tidal View ,off Ferry Road/Humphreys Drive by the Christchurch Estuary.(Next to the old Eastcoast Shop, Opposite Groundswell.

Thursday 21
Briefing
Where – Naval Point Club Limited, upstairs in the wardroom.
Time – 0930 ,
Earliest first start racing from 1100
After racing function Winnies Bagoes, Ferrymead.
Friday 22
– Briefing : 0930 , Earliest first start racing from 1000
Saturday 24
– Briefing : 0930 , Earliest first start racing from 1000
Sunday 25 – Reserve Day

Prize Giving :
Saturday from 6:30 PM at Naval Point Club ( if minimum rounds are completed)
Location:
Naval Point launch area, Lyttelton, Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

For more info on local sailing spots – LOCAL SPOT INFO. 

Organising body:
The Organising Authority is Naval Point Club Lyttelton (NPCL) in conjunction with Canterbury Windsports Assn. and Windsurf NZ
Notice of Race:
NOR 2016 Groundswell NZ Windsurf Slalom Nationals.
Sailing Instructions:
RULES – The regatta will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules […]

North Kiteboarding releases The 2016 Dice .