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Estuary Water Quality Post-Quake, Estuary Kite Area Access, Volunteer Wanted over Summer, Junior Windsurfing Clinic Oct 30/31, Windsurf Instructor Courses in Christchurch ...

Canterbury Windsports Association Junior Windsurf Coaching Update - Freestyle clinic

Tom Taylor - Winner of the JP Young Gun Freestyle Camp in Spain 3yrs ago- from Wellington will be down there for the weekend of 30/31st of October to do a clinic- The cost for the clinic with Tom will likely be $50. Will Keep you posted. http://windsurfingnz.org/content/cwa-beginners

CWA News Update

Had my first post winter water session after work tonight - at the beach of course. As for the estuary, the news suggests the southern part of the estuary (i.e. the Humphreys Drive windsurf area) is back to normal levels (i.e. very poor - avoid swimming.

CWA - 1st Yoda event cancelled due to quake contamination

The subject says it all - continuing high levels of contamination in the Estuary from broken and leaking sewage pipes up the Avon and Heathcote rivers mean we've had to cancel the second CWA event of the season - the first Yoda kiteboard event.

FYI: Quake Update - WARNING on Water Quality in Christchurch

The CWA understands that signs warning against swimming (includes any water contact sports) are up at the Estuary and beaches due to sewage contamination in the Avon, Heathcote, and Waimakiriri rivers (Lake Ellesmere is contaminated too). This state of affairs could continue for a period of weeks or even months, so please stay safe out there.

Canterbury Windsports Assn. September Update

Faecal contamination (raw sewage) warning in the Avon and Heathcote rivers and Estuary due to earthquake damage, Clean Up day postponed, Yoda Challenge, Club nite (includes Wanaka video), Freestyle clinics, and access issues...

Scott Park Launch Area ACCESS

Work, expected to take two years (pre-earthquake Sept 2010), has started on the Ferrymead Bridge, with contractor site access signs going up at the northern entrance to Scott Park, just below the bridge in the MPYC/MPBC car park. City Council Project Leader Peter Rivers says that the contractor requires access along the paper road beside the estuary to their site from the Northern entrance. So long as windsurfers do not block that access, they can continue to park and rig up at Scott park, although this doesn't preclude the contractor from restricting access at other times, but lets hope this is during the week.

CWA - Clean up

Sat 18 Sep 2010
ChCh Estuary

Clean up the World event, which was scheduled for Sept 5, as we were about two weeks ahead of the Rest of the World, and the council. It's officially Sept 18-19, so we'll aim for that weekend too, maybe Saturday, or if wet and miserable then Sunday. To be confirmed in the online events calendar. http://www.cwa.org.nz/portal/index.php?option=com_redevent&view=eventlis...

CWA - the winter gloom is almost over ...

Spring is in the air and the CWA membership pack is in the post - sure signs that the Annual General Meeting is just around the corner: Wednesday September 1 from 7:30pm, at the Ferry Speights Ale House. On the agenda is the usual spring clean of the committee, and while many on the current committee will be standing again, here is the opportunity for you to put your name forward to the secretary and get involved.

Lake Clearwater Camp

Fri 12 Nov 2010 - Sun 14 Nov 2010
Lake Clearwater

Lake Clearwater is 50 km west of Mount Somers. Sailing hours 9am till 9pm. Wind can range from 10 to 50+ knots. Bring all your small sails if Norwest winds forcast.

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Canterbury / CWA News

21/04/2011

- Lots of early interest so here’s the dates…27th August to 3rd Sept 2011. Celebrating more than 10 years of snowkiting here in NZ, friends & freeriders from all over coming together to share the stoke! Gotta love it!

21/04/2011

Ferry Speights Ale House. Register your interest & all come together for our annual feast & finally!

21/04/2011

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has lifted the health warning at Taylors Mistake and in Lyttelton Harbour. Environment Canterbury has been monitoring a range of sites over the last six weeks following the February 22 earthquake to track levels of bacteria contamination.

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey says water in both these areas is now suitable for recreational use.

10/03/2011

It's a difficult time we are going through and I hope with all my heart that you and your families are all in good health. Sorry it's been a lackluster end to the season but you can rejoice in the fact that Spring is only 7 months away. - Russell.

Upcoming events & changes:

05/03/2011

Windsurfing New Zealand trains windsurfing instructors, publishes guidelines and standards for windsurfing schools, and operates a certification scheme.

28/01/2011

The Canterbuy Kiteboarding Champs are likely to held at Lake Ellesmere on Saturday due to forecast southerly winds.

We will attempt to run the "Dash For Cash" at Lake Ellesmere sometime Saturday afternoon.

If this does not eventuate, and the wind plays ball (easterlies forecast for Sunday) the "Dash For Cash" will be run on the Estuary during Sunday afternoon.

Go to cwa.org.nz for more info.

27/01/2011

See freestyle kiteboarding at it's best as riders battle for top spots & huge prizes from our sponsors!

26/01/2011

Kiteboard Champs, windsurfing - South Island Cup and Canterbury Champs, Slalom Nationals and WNZ AGM

24/12/2010

This event is now being run in conjunction with the Canterbury Windsurf Champs
See http://www.cwa.org.nz

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