Severne Sails 2015

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Severne have released their 2015 range of sails …
The big news is the new Blade Pro…Lighter & stronger thanks to HyperSpider membrane technology.

It has all the familiar characteristics of the Blade that everyone loves, the stable balanced power feeling between the hands, low down power and drive, but then there’s this added responsiveness and reactivity.
It’s light, but there’s an extra element of precision and control when hitting the lip, and how quickly everything is responding. An instantaneousness about everything.
The Blade Pro’s truly are exceptional.

Severne has a created a great range of sails , head over to the Severne website to see the whole range.

We will be updating with the info on the Severne range as summer draws closer ! Check out picks below .!

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Victor Fernandez wins in Pozo on new 2015 Fanatic boards & North Sails.


The 2014 PWA Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival

Victor Fernandez wins first round of the PWA world cup in Pozo on new 2015 Fanatic Quad & North Sails Hero.
If you want the latest info on the new boards & rigs from Fanatic & Norths , call into Groundswell and check it all out .
Check out the videos below to see some of the comp high lights.

Gran Canaria Wind And Waves Festival 2014 _ Day 7 from morenotwins on Vimeo.


2015 NZ Windsurf Slalom Nationals

For more info:

– 2015 New Zealand Slalom Nationals
– Canterbury Windsports Association

– CWA 


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 ..


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!

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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

Groundswell Updates on Facebook


2014 NZ Windsurf Slalom Nats Results

After 2 days of great racing in Dunedin, Laurence Carey & Gareth Wood were tied on first place . Victory went to Laurence after count back, Laurence with 3 second places , Gareth had 2 seconds & 1 third .

The Easterly is back!

What a great Sunday late afternoon session on the Estuary.