Saturday, October 25, 2014

Heading off overseas....










I'm sort of leaving the Country...or the land should I say....but will be back on land in 3 hours when I hit the South Island. Currently on the Interislander Ferry we're about to head into a punchy little Southerly it should be like a circus ride while out in Cook Strait...another one of life's adventures coming up. over the first

Flat out at work last week as is everyone....I did squeeze in a couple of paddles though which was great for the body and the soul. I had the pleasure of paddling with Dave Dellabarca out at Petone on Wednesday. He's a local out there and carves through
the swells around the Petone shoreline and the Hutt river in his multisport kayak with consumate ease. While many in the past have seen kayaks as the must have kayaking craft around our harbours people are slowing thinking about a surf ski as being a better option for the majority of our conditions in Wellington.


Digressing slightly Ferry trip was a breeze just a 2.5 metre choppy swell over the first half of the trip smooth sailing the 2nd half it once the swell angles improved, into the Marlborough sounds and smooth sailing through there. Stopped in Christchurch over night at Sis in laws place. At Twizel now weather fantastic in the McKenzie Basin...nice wee micro climate here. Total travel time to get here 3.25 hrs on the Ferry....4 hours Picton to Christchurch..... 3 hrs 15 min Christchurch to Twizel....kicking back with the demo craft registration at 4pm then briefing for tomorrows event which has a 7.30 am start!


Life's good.... enjoy your Labour weekend if you're in New Zealand....and your normal weekend where ever you are around the World.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Think Kayak surf ski demo session - Wellington

Saturday November 1 we'll be conducting the a revamped surf ski demo session in Evans Bay from 8 am - 12 noon.

If it's a Northerly we'll be based at Hataitai Beach...a cold southerly will see us based at the Marina at the bottom of Cobham Drive

You'll see the think Kayak National demo fleet of surf skis there:


430 mm wide - Uno Max
450 mm wide - Ion
470 mm wide - Evo II
510 mm wide - Eze
560 mm wide - Big Eze

The skis range in weight from 10 kg through to 15kg over 4 different constructions.
You'll also see the new River Construction surf skis there, we're the first Country in the World to request and order these skis...the great thing about them is that they are Coast to Coast / graded river compatible and they look fantastic.


Don't be deceived by the width of these skis....they can all be deceptively fast or deceptively stable.

If you're down south over Labour Weekend you'll find us on Lake Ruataniwha at the Rowing Centre on Saturday Oct 25 from 1pm - 4pm,
Oct 26 after the Canal Race at Lake Benmore 9.30 am - 11.30 am

If you's like more information don't hesitate to phone and ask some more questions. Chester 04 976 1795 or 022 6455 820.




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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The weekend on the water.... in Welly

A couple of blocks of photos to trawl through.

First block Welly Paddlers Downwind Event ONE on Saturday.

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Second block of Photos From Capital Paddlers (SUP) Final (Winter) Beach Series event at Plimmerton's South Beach on Sunday......I played transporter and photo guy while Shaz paddled....for more info on the Capital Paddlers www.capitalpaddlers.co.nz or Capital paddlers on Facebook.

For other SUP Clubs or Groups..... you can join Mana SUP Club......or South Beach crew (Kapiti)...(Raumati South) by getting hold of Howie Clarke.