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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Latest paddling programme has been loaded, see document repository. 25 Oct 2023
Where: we used to meet monthly during winter & there are thoughts of starting this again in 2023. We haven't had regular off-water meetings for a while. During the summer, paddling is on Wed evenings When: when we do have a meeting it will probably be orgnaised around a specific topic, so could be Tues, Wed, or Thurs night to suit presenters. ____________________________________ 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 summer paddling programmes (daylight Saving period), often meeting at Cass Bay. Includes some weekend trips. The 2022/23 programme started late September 2022.
Okains Bay training - was hed on the weekend of 25/26 Feb 2023.
KASK KayakSafeNZ presetation was held on Tuesday 22 November at Further Faster, followed on 26 Nov at Cass Bay.
Lake Heron weekend.
Great weekend paddling, climbing and mountain biking
Wild Hokkaido - presentation by Rob and Haidee Thomson held on 23 August at Further Faster
OKains Bay training weekeend was 26/27 Feb 2022
28 Attendees, so numbers down a bit on the previous year, probably weather related however it was a great skills weekend.
KASK Meet The Paddlers was held on 4 Dec 2021 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.