Kiteboarding on the estuary

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.

All Lessons are:
– done with I.K.O instructors.
– done on the latest equipment & with the safest kites available.
– done on the Christchurch Estuary, which is an ideal area to learn
– done in Easterly wind directions (SE to NE).

Groundswell is also a  registered Adventure Activity Operator (AAO) 

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Tide times & lesson availability

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IKO Kite Intro, Theory & Coaching

Introduction  into kite flying & kite safety.

This lesson introduces people to kite flying, & goes through all the safety & setup guide lines for kiting on land & water.
Also works on kite handling skills & exercises to make the transition to the water fast easier & less intimidating.
This is a group session up to 5 people max

  • Land based:
    $140  – 1.5 hr lesson per person

IKO level 1

Level one lesson plan

IKO level 2

Level two lesson plan

IKO level 3

* – Max number of people per instructor is usually 2, but under certain conditions 4 people are permitted, but this is up to the instructor to decide.

Level three lesson plan

  • Personalised programs to improve all aspects of your kiting.
    From $190 for 2hr min session


Kite & Board from $ 2,999 (limited supply)

  • Dice & Gonzales
  • Switchblades & Spectrum

 Specials – 

  • North Dice 12m – 2018
  • Cabrinha Switchblades – 2018

We also have a large range of second hand equipment.

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Stand up paddle boarding in Sumner

SUP Lessons

Groundswell has been involved with stand-up paddle boarding since the very first days of the sport & we have a wealth of experience in all areas of the sport. We are on the water as much as possible, whether we are in  the surf , on the flat, racing, doing downwinders or just cruising with  the crew.
We use all the knowledge & experience we have gained to provide a safe & exciting environment to introduce people into the world of SUP.
Groundswell instructors are also trained SUP instructors, who regularly go on coaching courses to improve their own skills which they then can pass onto their students.

Groundswell is also a  registered Adventure Activity Operator (AAO) 

All teaching is done using qualified Surfing NZ S.U.P Instructors

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Group Lesson
– $65/2 hr 

Ideal lesson if:

  • you are used to being around water
  • you want a fun & social way to learn the finer points of SUP ing
  • All equipment provided, include:
    • Board 
    • Paddle 
    • Life jacket
    • Leash
    • Wetsuit

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Private Lesson
– $85/2 hr 

( 1 – 2 Persons )

Ideal lesson if :

  • you are nervous around water
  • want to improve your technique
  • learn new tricks & manouvers
  • All equipment provided, includes,
    • Board
    • Paddle
    • Life jacket
    • Leesh
    • Wetsuit

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All teaching is done using qualified Surfing NZ S.U.P Instructors


 Technical Sessions 
– $55/2 hr 

Sat Morning Training Sessions Ideal for :

  • working on all aspects of your technique from:
    • cruising,
    • surfing
    • racing.
    • injury prevention
  • All equipment provided, include:
    • Board 
    • Paddle 
    • Life jacket
    • Leash
    • Wetsuit

These sessions suit all ability levels, from beginner to hot shots.

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All teaching is done using qualified Surfing NZ S.U.P Instructors

Groundswell has a large fleet of boards to hire.

BUT due to safety issues, we can only hire to persons who have some experience in Sup ing.
If you are new to the sport and never sup’ed, we require you to take a lesson before you are able to hire.


11′ to 10′ Flatwater
$45 
Day Hire

  • Fanatic Flys 11′ to 9’6
  • Jp wide boards 10’2 to 10′
  • Life jacket
  • Leesh
  • wetsuit

Race boards
$95 
Day Hire

  • 12’6 or 14′ Race board
  • 11′ or 12 RAY
  • Life jacket
  • Leesh
  • wetsuit
  • ( limited availability)

Wave boards
$95 
Day hire

  • Fanatic Stubbies
    8’7 , 8’10
  • Fanatic Stylemaster
    9′ , 10 , 10’6.
  • Fanatic Allwaves
    9’8, 9’4, 9’0, 8’9
  • Fanatic Prowaves
    8’8, 8’2, 8’0
  • Jp Fusion
    9’8 & 8’5
  • Jp Wide body
    8’8 
  • Jp  Wave
    8’10
  • Leash
  • wetsuit

Boards, paddles & leashes from $1499.

  • Fanatic
  • Jp-Australia
  • Quickblade
  • Starboard
  • Ocean & Earth

We also have a range of second hand equipment.

 

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Windsurf Lessons

Our windsurf school is designed around giving students the best experience with the best equipment.
Groundswell has a range of lesson programs to suit most people.
With a full range of equipment from beginners to advanced, we will have you up windsurfing in the shortest possible time.

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$100 / 2 hr –
includes gear.

Ideal lesson if:

  •  you have never windsurfed, or you want to start from scratch.
  •  a great way to introduce yourself back to windsurfing without any hassle

$60 / 1 hr –
lesson only

Ideal lesson if :

  • you have your own gear and are struggling.
  • want to improve your technique
  • learn new tricks & manouvers



Beginners $45
2 hr min

  • 220 litre to 140 litre learners board
  • 2.0m to 5.5 beginners sail
  • harness
  • wetsuit

Advanced $95
2 hr min

  • 135 litre to 77 litre board
  • 4.2m to 6.5 sails
  • harness
  • wetsuit
  • ( limited availability)

Boards & Rigs from $ 3,499 (limited supply)-

  • Fanatic Geecko & North E-types
  • Jp Allride & Fusion sails

We also have a large range of second hand equipment.


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