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South Brighton jetty Christchurch, Nova Zelândia

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South Brighton jetty

Cidade : Christchurch, Nova Zelândia

13 sessões, 1 assinante

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    • Agosto 2017
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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em : 6 dias

      Data da sessão: 13/08/2017

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.87 km

      00:40:00

      7,37 km/h

      Early morning paddle at the Estuary. Started at end of Estuary Rd and was going to head north towards the jetty but was a bit worried about the Southerly wind picking up so went South along the Spit instead. Turned around to head back towards the earthquake damaged walkway that is currently being restored. My camera died at the very start so don't have more photos :( Lots of seagulls and terns on the water this morning but no other human beings in sight =D Weather was really weird, sun kept coming out then hide again, and Westerly wind picked up a wee bit on my way back (funny that!). Sadly it wasn't as hot as yesterday (about 18˚C which is kind of nuts for the middle of the NZ winter!) but still a really nice morning to go out =) Itinerary is approx.

    • Junho 2017
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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Domingo, 18 de Junho de 2017, 04:46h

      Data da sessão: 18/06/2017

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      3.47 km

      01:00:00

      3,47 km/h

      Another great winter paddle from the end of Estuary Rd to the old South Brighton jetty. The jetty is now being taken down after it was damaged by the big earthquake to be replaced by a new floating one. Thought the weather was going to get really nasty but it cleared up instead =) Almost no wind, glassy water -mesmerising to see the clouds reflect on the water and everything so blue around, actually made it really hard to see if you don't look at the land when you're going forward!- and only 1 other paddler on the estuary today. Saw lots of birds though =) Funny to see the jetty being reduced to a few posts for the birds to perch onto. And like me you can't resist paddling through the posts, be aware that there is a big metal wire running through the middle and it is almost invisible from the south side!!! Lucky I was going really slow to take photos and managed to crouch down and go under before hitting it!

    • Janeiro 2017
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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Sábado, 28 de Janeiro de 2017, 22:35h

      Data da sessão: 29/01/2017

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.92 km

      01:00:00

      4,92 km/h

      Finally a morning without wind!!! The gate to the yacht club was closed at the jetty so I went further down and paddle from the bottom of Estuary Road to Redcliffs and back. Pushed my luck with the tide as I went out 3h+ after high tide and the estuary was getting flushed out. Paddled most of the time in ankle/knee deep water and had a great work out on the way back paddling against the tide! Perfect conditions, no wind, glassy mirror-like water, and no one else on the estuary but the swans, shags and sea-gulls =) Estuary Rd is definitely a better spot to launch if you head out late as you don't have to walk in the gross mud as much (still had to walk the last 50m back to shore as my fin was touching the ground).

    • Dezembro 2016
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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Domingo, 18 de Dezembro de 2016, 03:58h

      Data da sessão: 18/12/2016

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      1.77 km

      00:30:00

      3,55 km/h

      Wee morning paddle before the wind picked up. Nice to see other paddlers out too =) Went from the jetty to the bridge and back, looking for birds nesting in the long grasses but only saw a heron on the jetty when I got back. Was expecting the wind to get stronger as I was out but luckily it didn't pick up until later in the day. Forgot my camera so photos quality isn't that great :(

    • Outubro 2016
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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Sábado, 08 de Outubro de 2016, 03:48h

      Data da sessão: 08/10/2016

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      2.93 km

      00:45:00

      3,91 km/h

      Amazing morning for a paddle on the estuary. Probably the calmest, glassiest water I have ever seen there as I headed out, so flat and mirror-like it was actually confusing to look down! Went south towards the spit when the wind picked up (right on time for the changing of the tide!) and had to paddle with the wind side on on my way back. Saw a couple of fish jumping out of the water and rescued a drowning ladybug =)

    • Setembro 2016
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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Sábado, 10 de Setembro de 2016, 02:51h

      Data da sessão: 10/09/2016

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      3.35 km

      01:00:00

      3,35 km/h

      After a week of absolute rubbish weather including hail storms, heavy rain and even snow further inland in the country, its really nice to get decent spring weather again =) Light N/E wind as I headed out that strengthened a bit on my way back (I kept an eye on the yachties the whole time as usually when they head out it means I better head back!) but otherwise super nice day to be out! Met another paddler halfway through and all the boats were out when I came back to the jetty. Spring is definitely here now, the wetsuit was clearly not necessary this time!

      Hope anyone else in NZ enjoyed a nice paddle today! =)

    • Junho 2016
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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Sábado, 04 de Junho de 2016, 05:54h

      Data da sessão: 04/06/2016

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      1.52 km

      00:30:00

      3,05 km/h

      Nice wee winter session -first really nice day in a while with no wind and sunshine =) Quick loop before the sun (and the temperatures!) dropped too low. The main access gate to the yacht club was locked (unusual) so had to improvise launch/exit from the car park instead of the jetty ramp. Came back in near a sewage pipe :( Lots of black swans around tonight and some of them took off as I paddled past them, pretty cool to watch! Hoping for more good weather for the rest of the long weekend =)

    • Abril 2016
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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Quinta, 07 de Abril de 2016, 09:13h

      Data da sessão: 07/04/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

      Perfect conditions: high tide, no wind, flat water and the golden glow of the setting sun... BUT I didn't have my board! :'(

    • Março 2016
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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Sábado, 05 de Março de 2016, 05:37h

      Data da sessão: 05/03/2016

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.28 km

      01:00:00

      5,28 km/h

      Another hot day in NZ! Though the E wind picked up just before I headed out so good work out being pushed over the side the all time. Lots of birds again today: shags, black swans, pukekos (a native bird of NZ, about the size of a chicken but blue =)) and even a black goose! A few other paddlers out on the estuary doing a lesson, nice to see more people getting into SUP in Christchurch. Went down to the first buoy then back up towards the Avon and went to the other side of the Bridge St bridge (which broke in the Feb 2011 earthquake so always a bit nervous to go under!). Sun came back out towards the end =) Pretty sweet! Forgot my camera hence the crappy quality of the photos. Itinerary approx.

    • Fevereiro 2016
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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Domingo, 14 de Fevereiro de 2016, 03:13h

      Data da sessão: 14/02/2016

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.1 km

      02:00:00

      2,55 km/h

      Cruisy day with another local paddler and her canine companion. Light winds at the start and coming back but pretty calm water otherwise. Sun even came out about halfway through. Managed to fall in as I was trying her Fanatik 10''. Christchurch got hit by a big 5.9 earthquake about 40min after we got out of the water, wonder what it would have felt like to be on the board at the time! -_-

    • Dezembro 2015
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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Terça, 29 de Dezembro de 2015, 00:32h

      Data da sessão: 29/12/2015

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.88 km

      01:30:00

      3,92 km/h

      Absolute cracker of a summer day! Hot on the water and no wind at all this morning, perfect conditions! Went pretty much all the way to Monck's Bay/end of the spit and met another paddler and her friendly doggy there so we ended up cruising along back to the jetty =) Couple of herons along the way. Went a bit late after the tide so paddled in not much water at all on the way back. Definitely recommend sticking to the 2h each side of high tide bracket or risk of having to walk your board home!

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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Quinta, 24 de Dezembro de 2015, 05:39h

      Data da sessão: 24/12/2015

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Christmas

      2.51 km

      01:00:00

      2,51 km/h

      Super nice 25˚C day here, but the wind decided to pick up right when I headed out! Pretty much paddled against the wind the whole time, good work out for sure! =) Nice to see other SUPers on the estuary too. Itinerary approx. Phone got wet so apologies for the poor quality of the photos :(

      *** Merry Xmas everyone, not too long to go now! ***

      {ps: NZ paddlers, anyone out there around Chch/Canterbury too??? :-)}

    • Novembro 2015
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      Cha Chou reviewed South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Domingo, 08 de Novembro de 2015, 03:08h

      Nice quiet spot but only accessible a couple of hours each side of high tide (or you will paddle on the sand =) ). Pretty cruisy paddle if no wind but watch out if you head out towards the mouth as the Sumner bar can be quite dangerous (strong currents), especially when the tide is going out (but its a long way from there anyway). Otherwise its quite shallow in most of the estuary (around knee deep, maybe waist at the most) so easy to stay out of trouble. Lots of kites and windsurfers out on a windy day and the yacht club just around the corner. Probably best to avoid swimming as its notorious for being quite nasty water coming from the rivers, sadly. Parking just before the yacht club or by the jetty. There is a mint playground there too if you're coming with the family and a nice walk that follows the shore. Lots of birds nesting around so keep your eyes peeled too.


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      Cha Chou a South Brighton jetty
      Christchurch - Nova Zelândia
      Acrescentado em Domingo, 08 de Novembro de 2015, 02:52h

      Data da sessão: 08/11/2015

      Equipamento utilizado : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      2.37 km

      01:00:00

      2,37 km/h

      First time checking out the Estuary, nice little paddle with almost no wind. Puppy jumped on the board a couple times. Happy day =)

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