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Southern Lakes Windriders - Season 2016/17 - Big changes ahead!

Thank you for your support so far!
Southern Lakes Windriders Club could not exist without the support of members and volunteers like you. 2015/16 was an eventful season and we have even better things planned for you in the future. If you want to skip to the chase fill out your membership form here but you should really keep reading as SLWRC will be getting even more amazing this year!

A short recap of last season's highlights: (click for more)

2 Open days, several BBQ’s, a Glenorchy weekend, Wednesday nights at Frankton beach anemometer in Glenorchy was cofounded by the club and thanks to your support we will be maintaining it for the foreseeable future improvements the club website and facebook page were made and are still happening
working bee at Rat Point club officials had been working at access issues re One Mile and Glenorchy we've been given permission to put a kiters rigging post at One Mile

What's new this season?

This season we offer two membership options - standard ($30) and with gear rental ($40). In addition to the social events, networking, and access and rigging maintenance, SLWRC this year offers additional benefits to members.

SLWRC teamed up with local and not so local businesses to offer you discounted gear and services. We are planning to add more benefits but so far we can confirm:
10-20% off when buying gear from Small Planet
free shipping and a minimum of 10% discount at Watercooled
10% discount at Kitesports
10% off kitesurfing lessons with Kitesports in Christchurch (that's a $65 saving for a beginner course and your membership reimbursed right there!)
10% off with Queenstown Mountain Guides

This year you will get a club membership card which will give you access to the above benefits. You can pick it up at our Open Day on the 20th of November at Frankton Beach or from Small Planet after that.

Renew your membership online

To renew your membership please fill out the 2016/17 Membership Form and pay the membership fee to the club's account:
Southern Lakes Windriders Club
account number: 06 0996 0589491
Put your full name as a reference

We will process your submission & payment and get your card ready for pick up at our Open Day on 20th of November or Small Planet after that (but you should really join us for the BBQ in Frankton).

SLWRC membership year runs 1st October to 31st September. If you join in July, August or September you can transfer the membership over at no extra charge by renewing it in person at the AGM.

Kick start the season in style!

Kick start the season in style and join us for our yearly Open Day! Meet the new and seasoned riders, and say hi to Zi, our overly enthusiastic secretary.

Club intro & info
Beginner Windsurfing lesson (all gear included, starts at 3pm, don't be late)
Club Gear Rigging session (Windsurf)
Trainer kites, slackline & beach activities

BBQ & mingle with club members

Psst ... We are working hard to get some demo gear available for you to try at our Open Day, but don't tell anyone ;)

The windsurf lessons are free for members and $20 for non members, this goes towards your membership if you decide to join the club after the lesson and before Xmas.

Would you like to do more?

If you are a business owner and would like to support SLWRC by offering benefits to our members, please contact us on This will be published on our web page, on facebook in the next newsletters. This means lot's of backlinks (SEO galore), google will love you for this for this and Good Karma will reward you with plenty of wind!

We are also looking for volunteers for the Open Day, please email if interested. Sue could really use some support with windsurf lessons, we will need someone to help newbies with the trainer kite, maybe even show them how to rig a proper kite, BBQ chefs are always in demand and there will be countless small things you can do to help out - from event set up, to sign up forms and sharing your immense local's knowledge with new and old kitesurfers and windsurfers.

We are not expecting any incidents or injuries but if you're a doctor/nurse/are trained in first aid, we could really use your help!

Thanks for being the most amazing club member and see you on the water!

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