At Groundswell we believe in knowing our products so we can give the best possible advice & service.

The 2019 / 2020 season is on the way, and Groundswell has all the info on the new seasons equipment in store.

There was a big change in 2019 for the kiting world with the introduction of DUOTONE kites from Boards & More.

Essentially it is a new brand that has replaced North Kiteboarding, but the real changes are pretty much in name only for this season.
For pre-2019 North Kiteboard customers, Duotone will still provide the True kiteboarding experience, with the range of kites - Rebel, Vegas, Neo, Dice, Evo, Juice, Mono still in the Duotone line up.
Same is true for the twin tip board range, the surf board line up & their range of bar & lines..Clickbar, 5th element & quad.
If you call in and we'll show the new ranges from from the Cabrinha & Duotone.

Cabrinha 2015 range available


Come in and get all the details on the 2020 equipment. Cabrinha goes online Aug 15..


SPECIALS – The shop has limited stocks of 2015/2016/2017/2018 equipment from the brands Cabrinha & Norths …….. Check  here..

2017 Kites Below – Click on the kite name to watch videos.
New for 2017 – Fireball bar system & the Apollo kite

Cabrinha kite range 2017

Cabrinha kite range 2017

  • The Switchblade –2017 KITES IN STOCK probably the most popular kite in Canterbury, great at everything you can do.  ,. !
  • Drifter  – One of our big sellers – great kite for the beaches around Canterbury & fun on the flat waters too. !!
  • FX – Ultimate blend of flat water freestyle & big air with great free ride handling.
  • Chaos – Freestyle heaven
  • The Radar –  performance three strut kite, with a park and ride power source.
  • Contra – featherweight cannon that delivers light wind fun like you’ve never had before.
  • Apollo – Highly Efficient free ride, great for foils , or just smoking up wind with monster jumps.

2017 Cabrinha Twin Tip BOARDS –

2017 Twin Tips from Cabrinha

2017 Twin Tips from Cabrinha


  • Xcaliber – Great for those estuary flatwater sessions. A premium competition freestyle board designed for the high end competitor.
    Sizes (cm) 132 x 40, 135 x 41, 138 x 42, 141 x 43
  • ACE – Our best seller for all of Canterburys conditions. For freestyle/freeride riders who want to ride in all types of wind and water conditions.
    Sizes (cm) 131 x 38, 133 x 39, 135 x 40, 137 x 41, 139 x 42, 141 x 43
  • CBL – An aggressive board for wake stylers on a kite / cable park.
    Sizes (cm) 136 x 41, 139 x 42 , 142 x 43
  • Spectrum – All purpose board at a great price . Perfect for your first board & contest winner !
    Sizes (cm) 136 x 41, 140 x 42, 144 x 43, 148 x 44, 152 x 44
  • Tronic – Smooth board for rough conditions, great for huge air and carving turns in the surf. Great board for Canterbury coastal sessions.
    Sizes (cm) 137 x 41, 141 x 42, 145 x 43, 149 x44
  • Stylus – Lightwind cruze weapon.
    Sizes (cm) 145 x 45 , 155 x 47, 165 x 48


2017 Cabrinha Surf boards

2017 Cabrinha Surf boards

2017 Cabrinha SURF BOARDS –

  • S – Quad– High performance Quad Surfboard, cross off to cross shore. Fast & furious also fun in onshore.
    5’7” x 18.5” x 2.11” – 22.3 L
    5’9” x 19.1” x 2.21” – 24.7 L
  • Spade – Serious fun in onshore, great pop, fast & snappy turns. Great coastal machine for Canterbury.
    5’3” x 19.3” x 1.96” – 20.1L
    5’6” x 19.8” x 2.17” – 24.1 L
  • Squid Launcher – Fun in Canterbury coastal conditions & Estuary Freestyle fun. Ideal board for strapless freestyle. Quad fin.
    5’2” x 20.7” x 1.98” – 23.4L
    5’5” x 21.0” x 2.18” – 26.9L


KITES –2107-range

  • Vegas – Freestyle / wake style, this kite makes you a better rider.
  • The Dice – Performance kite for all Canterbury conditions. Happy performing wakestyle, freestyle, wave style – this kite rocks on all levels. – IN STOCK
  • Rebel – Ultimate free ride – Great for blasting along & boosting big airtime. One of the most popular kites in the world. – IN STOCK-  !
  • Evo– A kite to do it all , versatile kite for all Canterbury conditions. – IN STOCK
  • Neo  –  3 strut wave kite, light & powerful, for those Canterbury coastal sessions on a s
  • Dyno – featherweight cannon that delivers light wind fun like you’ve never had before.
  • Juice – Lightwind freeride, our most popular light wind boost machine, fun on the flat & the surf.


North Twin Tip kite boards 2017

BOARDS – Twin tips 

  • Gambler – Boots and all freestyle beast.
  • Team Series  – Ultimate board for the best riders ! & any one who wants a sick ride
  • Jaime – The classic all round weapon, with or without boots.
  • Xride  – Great free ride board, ideal for all Canterbury conditions.- IN STOCK
  • Select – Fast , light performance free ride.
  • Soleil – Female Freeride board.
  • Gonzales – Easy to use , all round .- IN STOCK
  • Spike – Light wind , upwind board. Ideal for those cruisey days


North Kite Surfboards 2017

BOARDS – Surf / Directional.

  • Pro CSC –Small waves & strapless freestyle. Snappy top turns and tight bottom turns. Best wave/freestyle board with no inserts. Great pop. Good speed through turns.
  • Pro Session –Big waves & Carving magic. Carvey big wave slayer. Max grip through rail design. Driving bottom turns. Control at high speeds
  • Pro Surf –Ideal all-round surf. Best strapless surfboard. Perfect in the pocket. No inserts for footsteps. Snappy top and tight bottom turns.
  • Whip CSC – Great Freestyle wave board, Early planing, very forgiving with fast bottom turns
  • Wam – All-round surf, ideal for medium size waves. Best allrounder High Performance > Easy to surf Driving bottom turns and flowing top turns


The 2016 Cabrinha Range ..


Preview the 2016 Cabrinha Range                                        swb3 fx2dfiftr

The Norths Rebel 2016..


Preveiw 2016 Norths Rebel                               rebelrebel-yrebel-r

The Norths Dice 2016..



Da Kine accessories & harnesses are available in store .
More info to follow.

ION accessories & harnesses are available in store .
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Np accessories & harnesses are available in store .
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Kitesurf Lesson Details

Kiteboard Lessons
- Groundswell set up the first kitesurf school in NZ and has evolved over the years to keep up with the demands of the sport

Kitesurf Lesson Details
  • Groundswell uses the I.K.O. (International Kitesurf Organisation) system which makes learning fun, safe & quick.
  •  Groundswell is also a registered adventure activity operator. Lessons are done on the latest equipment & with the safest kites available.
  •  All lessons are done on the Christchurch Estuary, which is an ideal area to learn.
  • Lessons are only done in Easterly wind directions (SE to NE). We recommend 2 to 3 water based lessons.
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