All the info for kite-boarding / kite-surfing, windsurfing, wing foiling & Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP) around Christchurch and Canterbury, New Zealand.


View from Sumner looking north up the coast towards New Brighton.

Quick Overview of Local Kiteboard & Windsurf Locations. Marker_KiteboardKiteboard Accessability Marker_WindsurfWindsurf Accessability Tide Wind Direction
Estuary Easy Easy Full/Half NE-E-SE
Lyttelton Harbour (Naval Point & Charteris Bay). Difficult Easy sailing -Tricky launch Any NE-E-SE-SW
Brighton Beaches (Sth Shore to Nth Beach) Easy-Low Tide Tricky-High Tide Tricky Any N – NE – E – SE
Waikuku Beach Easy Easy Any NW-N-NE-E-SE-S-SW
Waikuku Estuary Easy Easy Full Any
Ellesmere (Lakeside Domain) Easy Easy No Tide Any
Sumner Tricky Tricky Any NW-N-NE-E-SE
Lake Coleridge (Ryton Bay & The Intake) Ryton-Easy Intake-Difficult Ryton-Easy Intake-Difficult No Tide Any
Lake Clearwater Tricky Easy No Tide Any

Usefull links for weather, tides & wind info :

 Lyttelton wind – LPC Weather station
Scott Park – Mount Pleasant Yacht Club
Sumner Surf – Sumner surf & wind cam
Sumner Surf – 2 live Surf camsWunderground – Weather stations around Canterbury
Metservice – Recreational Marine Forecast
Windguru – Accurate weather forecasts
Tides – Tidal data for Lyttelton & Sumner.
Tides – Tides for Christchurch Estuary.