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2015 NZ Windsurf Slalom Nationals

For more info:

– 2015 New Zealand Slalom Nationals
– Canterbury Windsports Association

– CWA 


2015 Cabrinha


C W A Prize giving for 2014 sesson


Just a reminder this Saturday is our prizegiving at Naval Point Club on 
28 June at 7:30 pm
We will also have something to eat as well, so we will have a small cover charge of $10 and if you feel like dressing up for mid winter, go for it!

Would you please return your trophies to Allan Taylor at Groundswell as soon as possible so we can hand them out again to the successful winners to be announced on the night.

See you at Naval Point! – 

For more info , go to , CWA Facebook.

Come even if you are not a member, catch up with all the other wind addicts ..

Also remember the new season is not far away, so if you want to help out, the club is always looking for keen volunteers to give a hand ..


Hot Deals – S U P sale

 Stock take time – WE found some Stand Up Paddles Boards that we didn’t know we had !
Time to move them.
All new , All gotta go , crazy prices… Contact us for pricing @

2013 Fanatic Falcon 14 x 27.5 Carbon
2013 Fanatic ProWave 9’3″ LTD –

2013 Fanatic ProWave 8’0″ HRS –
2013 Fanatic Fly 10’6″ Wood Edition
2013 Fanatic Fly 10′      Wood Edition
2013 Cabrinha C-Series  10’2″ x 32″ – Blue.
Cabrinha C Series 10’2″ X 32″.Try before you buy .. We have demos of all the boards, come along to our Saturday Sup sessions in Lyttelton . Details here



Windy Monday May 5, 35-45knts

More good wind coming.
Prepare for a Monday morning session on the Estuary, Hi tide @ 9am.

Followed by low tide (3pm ) afternoon session at the beach .

Monday Forecast :
Northeast rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the morning, then easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough in the morning, easing in the evening.
Use full links for more info :

-Live wind data – Lyttelton wind
-Up to date forecast –  Metservice     Windguru
– Tide details –  Tides –


For the speed freaks 
35-45kts marine means 40-50 kts at GreenPark……lets go.

Water level 1.22 on Thursday so plenty of that.
Should be very fast conditions.
Contact Mike Sinclair if you keen on going.
Ring shop , or email for his contact .

Bring your chains, the track will be boggy.

Green park wind data link here
Good luck !

Strong Wind Advisory for Tuesday 15th

Strong wind advisory.
Tuesday : Northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots. Sea rough. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.
Wind on the way.
Monday WAS good for kitesurfing/windsurfing.

Strong wind advisory.
Tuesday : 

Northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots. Sea rough. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.

Monday :

Easterly 10 knots rising to northeast 20 knots in the morning and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough in the evening.


Tide on the Estuary from 2pm till Dark . High tide approx 4pm..


Greenpark huts.
Nice forecast for Monday,TUESDAY (also Friday, Saturday)
Monday : Easterly 10 knots rising to northeast 20 knots in the morning and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening.
Sea becoming rough in the evening. Fair visibility in scattered rain.

Nb; Greenpark is usually 30-50% more wind speed. Bring your 5 metre!

  lake level is 0.96m which means plenty of water (we need above 0.85 to sail).See you there!

Contact the shop […]

Sat Sup Sessions

Every Sat morning, Groundswell does a training/coaching/social session in Lyttelton Harbour.
We cover all aspects of Sup ing from pure beginner to advanced racing/wave tips.

Group Therapy !!! We also have all our demo boards & paddles available for everyone to try & throw around.

For more info go to SUP Technique 

If you keen to join in , call us & put your name down.
It’ll change your paddling for the better !

Below are images from March 22..
















Sup session Lake Pegasus- Sunday 8nd March

We had fun SUP racing for the keen ones , with technical tips for those wanting to improve.
Good turn out, especially as the weather was overcast . Had a great time on the lake followed by a solid surf session on the beach..
More pics here @ Sup Fanatic Facebook page …

Demo day for SUP , with some windsurfing if wind comes through.

Time to just have fun & enjoying the day .


CWA Drop in wave event ..Wednesday the 26th of feb provided all the ingrediants necessary for a great DROP IN wave contest,- 20 knots, good sized waves and 25 riders ready to smash, slash, float and carve it up.

And so at the crack of 6pm all hell broke lose as the riders headed out for an epic expression session to show there skills to the judges and maybe make it to the TOP 8.
Aerials, dodging and some awesome wave riding soon dominated the ocean vista in front of the judges tower (aka, da sand dunes).Lucas and John Thyne were first to make the cut followed by Aaron, Jason Tweedie, Karl, Alex Bec, Matt Dimock and Jo Scorgie.In the windsurfing final we had Al Taylor from Groundswell tearing it up, Taylor Boyd also getting plenty of wave action and being cheered on by his fans ( his mum was there).That left […]

Canterbury Windsurf Champs – FEB 15/16

Canterbury Windsurf Champs – FEB 15/16

UP DATE –  Racing on the sunday , light winds. Managed to get a few rounds under way & some results.

Results Mens

Chris Dimock – 10.5
Terry Beentjes – 10.8
Dan Willemse – 25
Mark Fisher – 28
Benjamin Davie – 65
Mike Sinclair – 71
Taylor Boyd – 75
Dave Nicholl – 82
Mark Cahill – 89
Mark McGegor – 92
Joe McGregor – 93

Results Womens

Annie Crombie – 5.6
Browyn Ward – 18
Rachel Low – 26.


Benjamin Davie
Taylor Boyd
Joe McGregor.

The annual Windsurf champs are this weekend and will be held at Lyttleton harbour, as the tides are no good on the Estuary.

Below is the link to the notice of race and the entry form, if you would please bring this along on Saturday for the skippers meeting at midday in our Gazebo at the rigging area.

CWA Updates on Facebook 

Pics from racing here on Facebook

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