Tag: Canterbury Lakes

Spotguide: Lake Tekapo Lake Tekapo New Zealand

Spotguide: Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo, the Northern-most lake of our Canterbury Lakes Discovery Trip, offers fantastic scenic views – a landscape right out of Lord of the Rings. We give you the run down on what you can expect here. Geography of Lake Tekapo: Lake Tekapo is about 3 hours drive south-west of Christchurch and 45 minutes from […]

Spotguide: Lake Pukaki Wingfoiling on Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

Spotguide: Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki is always a favourite during our Canterbury Lakes Discovery Trip. Everyone is keen to get that money shot! Fair enough, as the scenery is hard to match. New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki Mount Cook and several other snow capped mountains are towering at the Northern end of the lake. We give you the […]

Spotguide: Introduction Canterbury Lakes Canterbury Lakes Discovery Trip - Lake Pukaki, Aoraki Mount Cook

Spotguide: Introduction Canterbury Lakes

Imagine sailing here! This dream can come true. Each year in summer (January and February) we run a few Surfari Trips in South Canterbury, our Canterbury Lakes Discovery Trip. Based in Twizel, in beautiful McKenzie Country, we have a good variety of lakes to chose from, depending on the wind direction and weather conditions. We […]

Canterbury Lakes Discovery Trip – What a blast! Windsurfing and winging Lake Ohau

Canterbury Lakes Discovery Trip – What a blast!

We just finished our inaugural Canterbury Lakes Discovery Trip. And all I can say is “Wow, it’s been an amazing week!” There is always a fair bit of nervousness before a Surfari Trip, especially a Surfari to a new destination. Is everything going as planned? Caterer, rental van and trailer, accommodation,…..? Will we be able […]

Exploring the Canterbury Lakes Surfari Trip

Exploring the Canterbury Lakes

Canterbury’s inland lakes are famous for strong winds and stunning mountainous backdrops. The Northwesterly can easily reach speeds over 30knts. We were keen to see for ourselves what all the fuss is about. The irrigated fields and paddocks around Christchurch soon get replaced by steep tussock landscapes as the road starts to climb. At Lake […]