Canterbury Sea Kayak Network (CSKNet)

CSKNet is a network of sea kayakers from the Canterburay area, rather than a club. That is we don't have membership fees, a constitution or elected officers.
We use e-mail, this web site & facebook for contact with  'members'.
There are organised trips and an annual training weekend. These are all free.
'Members' give their time to provide CSKNet services.

There are other similar networks and kayak clubs around the country that support/are supported by the Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers (KASK).

To become a CSKN member you need to provide your e-mail address to the the Club Contact.

Advertising is limited to members selling their gear, the occaisional sale or new shop opening so that you know where to get the latest gear. See Gear For Sale

Finally, liability. Other than "acts of God" (see the film staring Billy Connolly, "The Man Who Sued God" ), you are ultimately responsible for your own safety. If conditions are such that you are not willing to paddle solo, be prepared to not go, or to turn back. Always let those paddling with you know your decision.

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A summer 2021/2022 programme was loaded to document repository 2 Nov 2022. There was beginners training opportunity Sun 31 Oct, another Wed 24 Nov. KASK Meet The Paddlers training day was 4 Dec 2021, surf training 26 Jan 2022, all these lead up to Okains Bay training weekend 26/27 February 2022. The intention is to make use of as much of the training as possible PRIOR to Okains Bay weekend.

Monthly Meetings
Where:  PaddlerZone, 311 Blenheim Road
When:  Third Wednesday of the month, starting at 7.30 p.m.
(not December, January, February, & none planned since Nov 2021 (this update February 2022)
Wednesday Morning Paddle
Meet at CASS BAY each Wednesday morning, on the water 9.30 a.m. .

Bring morning tea and something to drink – back at Cass Bay around midday.

Wednesday Evening Paddle - 6.00pm (on the water 6.30pm)
The document repository tab holds the pdf version of the
2021/2022 (& previous) summer paddling programme (daylight Saving period), often meeting at Cass Bay. Includes some weekend trips.

Recent Events

OKains Bay training weekeend was 26/27 Feb 2022

KASK Meet The Paddlers was held on 4 Dec at the Naval Point Club Lyttelton and Magazine Bay.

Okains Bay training 20/21 Feb 2021

65 people attended the fantastic weekend, including 7 volunteer coaches.

Rescues and surf training were very well attended with two sessions of each on Saturday and another on Sunday. Beginners were well catered for in the Opara Stream esturay and easy surf on Sat morning. The whole group assembled at the Okains Bay Community Hall on Sat night for a series of short presentations, which seemed to be well received, first time we have used the hall. We camped at the sheltered eastern end of the camp ground for the first time. Conditions were so calm however that the benefit will need to be reserved for future years.