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2018 North Wave Sails

2018 Wave.ALL.IN.ONE- The SuperHERO

The consistent evolution of the legendary HERO makes the SUPER HERO the ultimateWorld Cup wave sail with an extremely wide range of use.

On the one hand, it captivates with a manageable top performance, even in nuking spots such as the the high country lakes (Coleridge / Clearwater ) & Wellington, while remaining perfectly controllable even in fully overpowered jumping conditions.

On the other hand, it offers powerful acceleration at the lower wind limit, as you need for down the line riding on Maui or Mauritius, or grovelling out in onshore Canterbury conditions.

Designer Kai Hopf has moved up the batten above the boom increasing the gap to the foot batten similar to a 3 batten sail.
This FREE.BOOMZONE.CONCEPT provides an incredible on-off switch on the wave.
The batten-free area is super easy to pump and offers less resistance for the wind to fill out the profile in the wind in the […]

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

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 Sails 2016 Wave/ Freestyle preview

 

Fanatic Stubby

Stepping on the Stubby for the first time instantly removes any doubts  about the board design.

The wide double diamond tail features a channel for extra grip and drive, the large MFC Tri Fin set supports tight turning and offers incredible lift and upwind performance.
While the tail and nose sections are extremely wide, the centre of the board is narrower, giving a clean water flow and reduced drag.
The combination of the V bottom with slight double concaves, makes the Stubby  extremely fast and controlled.
Once on your first wave, the longer effective rail line comes into play and gives you a new sensation of stability in the bottom turn. Having the stance far back on the wide tail allows for fast and tight reactions and turns.
Due to a rocker line, that is adapted to the boards length and it’s trim, the wide nose always recovers, even after a steep re-entry.
With its speed and control […]

C W A Prize giving for 2015 season

Summer Is Finally Here

We have wind ! take the week off !
Good wind advisory.
Monday : Northeast rising to 15 knots in the morning and to easterly 20 knots for a time in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate for a time in the afternoon. Fine.

Outlook
Tuesday : Northeast 15 knots. Fine.
Wednesday : Northeast rising to 25 knots. Cloud increasing.
Thursday : Northeast 25 knots easing to 15 knots.
PLUS – Good afternoon tides !