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Cass Bay

City : Christchurch , New Zealand

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    • March 2019
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      Cha Chou at Cass Bay
      Christchurch - New Zealand
      Added on Sun, 03 Mar 2019 05:30:08 +0000

      Session date : 03/03/2019

      Gear used : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      01:00:00

      Not often do I come back thinking that I had a crap time on the water but this time I certainly did. Not bad conditions really, but quite choppy on my way out which made me sea-sick (!!!) the entire time I was on the water. Note to self, next time don't have breakfast before heading out.. Went from Cass almost all the way to Lyttelton but decided to turn around and head the other way instead hoping it'd be more sheltered but I wasn't feeling any better. To top it off, I got so distracted by the nausea I ended up face-planting on my board (if anyone here was out on the harbour yesterday, I hope you had a good laugh, I certainly did, well afterwards, while driving away =D ) and almost drowned my cell phone (hence the not a lot of photos, sorry). After that incident I went back to little Cass for a break and eventually paddled back to my starting spot. The chops had eased out by that point which is a shame as it would have been a lot nicer session had I come out a bit later. Better luck next time ;)

    • February 2019
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      Cha Chou at Cass Bay
      Christchurch - New Zealand
      Added on Sat, 02 Feb 2019 01:26:20 +0000

      Session date : 02/02/2019

      Gear used : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      01:10:00

      Such a beautiful day and so nice to see more and more people picking up paddle boarding. The harbour was buzzing with people doing lessons, kids having fun, paddlers doing fitness training or just enjoying a ride =) I was going to take my pooch out but decided I wanted to paddle further which turned out good because the wind was a bit funny and occasionally the chops got a bit stronger. Went all the way to Naval Pt (right when the wind was blowing my way, great work out! =) ) and cruised back down across Cass Bay. Did another loop around the bay and stopped in the middle on the way back to sit and relax while enjoying the stunning view.

    • July 2018
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      Cha Chou at Cass Bay
      Christchurch - New Zealand
      Added on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:45:52 +0000

      Session date : 19/07/2018

      Gear used : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Allround

      2.56 km

      01:00:00

      2.56 km/h

      **not an actual paddle** Gutted to have left the board home that day, but nice to see the usual paddling spot from above on such a sweet winter day (temp got to about 18˚C that day, insane!). Can not believe that no one was out on the water on such a beautiful, windless day and with the tide in as well! Fingers crossed for good weather this weekend to get back on the water!

    • January 2018
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      Cha Chou at Cass Bay
      Christchurch - New Zealand
      Added on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 04:39:52 +0000

      Session date : 28/01/2018

      Gear used : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Family

      0.97 km

      00:45:00

      1.29 km/h

      Doggy paddle = happy paddle! =) Went early to avoid the scorching heat that we are currently experiencing in NZ (on the plus side the sea water is the warmest it's ever been at around 21˚C!). Nice to see quite a few others out on SUPs/kayaks, probably the busiest I've ever seen Cass Bay. No wind, flat as, gorgeous day (was overcast at first but the sun quickly peeked out =). Didn't go too far as I had my favorite passenger with me but we had a lovely time practising balance, playing aqua-fetch and just paddling around =)

    • December 2017
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      Cha Chou at Cass Bay
      Christchurch - New Zealand
      Added on Fri, 29 Dec 2017 03:03:12 +0000

      Session date : 29/12/2017

      Gear used : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      2.78 km

      00:45:00

      3.71 km/h

      Finishing 2017 with a sweet morning paddle =) Windy AF on my way out -took me almost 30min to make it to Naval Point!- with some decent chops, and much more settled on the way back. Sat down on the board for a bit and let the wind push me back for a couple hundred meters to rest my arms =D Quite busy though with plenty of kayakers and a few other paddlers out enjoying the sunshine =) Was planning on heading towards Governors Bay on the western end of the harbour but the wind direction meant I would have had to battle the chops on the way back so went to Lyttelton instead. Saw a couple of guys were training for Waka Ama (the traditional maori canoes) and they were going wayyyyy faster than me =D Would have definitely been a great day to have a sail on the board!
      Hope you all enjoy the last few hours of 2017, keep paddling and see you all next year =)

    • June 2017
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      Cha Chou at Cass Bay
      Christchurch - New Zealand
      Added on Sun, 11 Jun 2017 05:18:19 +0000

      Session date : 11/06/2017

      Gear used : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      3.27 km

      01:00:00

      3.27 km/h

      Who said it was winter??? =) What a cracker of a day, flat water, no wind and warm too! Met another very friendly paddler at the car park so we headed out together. From Cass Bay to Naval Point and around the Semaphore then back. Lots of shags at the Semaphore that flew off when we approached, pretty cool sight. No dolphins or stingrays though :'( Surprised they wasn't any more paddlers out on the water on such a stunning winter day. Guess the ski fields are starting to compete with the harbour this time of the year =)

    • March 2017
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      Cha Chou at Cass Bay
      Christchurch - New Zealand
      Added on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:16:15 +0000

      Session date : 17/03/2017

      Gear used : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      0.37 km

      00:30:00

      0.75 km/h

      What a gorgeous night for an after work paddle! Finally back on the water and it was just perfect for it! 28˚C, no wind, flat as water =) And puppy loving it so much she jumped on a stranger's board to get more time on the water =) Nice to see a few other paddlers out there too. Bring it on weekend! Didn't have camera/phone with me on the water so photos from after the session. Distance approx. also.

    • October 2015
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      Cha Chou at Cass Bay
      Christchurch - New Zealand
      Added on Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:26:28 +0000

      Session date : 04/10/2015

      Gear used : Pacific Paddle Co Airlines & Pacific Paddle Co Adjustable PPC Recreational Paddle

      Just paddling... :-)

      0.84 km

      01:00:00

      0.84 km/h

      First session of the season and first time taking baby doggy out on the water. Perfect day for it! =) {itinerary approximate as didn't have my phone to record it}

    • July 2015
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      Cha Chou reviewed Cass Bay
      Christchurch - New Zealand
      Added on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:57:37 +0000

      Beautiful spot especially in the first morning lights =) Great for either just paddling around the Bay, fitness or yoga SUP or, for the more audacious, tour around Lyttelton Harbour. Easy paddle to Naval Point (mind the yachts on windy days), longer paddle to Quail Island, Governors Bay, etc... Check the tide and the wind! Currents and wind can be very strong. Best in incoming tide and avoid westerly winds (push you towards entrance of the harbour). Mind boat traffic too (Lyttelton Harbour is a commercial port.) Beautiful beach to relax post session and excellent coffee in Lyttelton town on way back to Christchurch. BYO gear or rentals from Christchurch.


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