Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Sunday 16th February 2020
This paddle follows Nelsons iconic Te Pokohiwi/Boulder Bank for 21km past Mackays Bluff, Glenduan, Schnapper Point, the Cut and into Tahunanui Beach. The predictable sea breeze that slowly builds by early afternoon on hot summers days in Nelson, typically comes from the north to northeast giving downwind paddlers a great push with wind and waves building as paddlers get closer to the finish. Sea conditions are normally wind generated chop giving good runners to chase. The water is warm.
The course can be run in reverse if weather dictates.
Closer to the event entrants will be updated with weather information and if there are any route changes. The course can be run in both directions with northerly winds or the usual north-east seabreeze for the Cable bay to Tahuna direction, and in south-westerly winds the course would be run in reverse (Tahuna to Cable). The back up course starts and finishes at Tahunanui Beach.
Water Temperature in February 18-20 degrees
High tide 1627, Feb 16th
Best local weather information:
Nelson & suburbs
Pepin Island Boulder Bank
Cable Bay Beach
Tickets from www.kayakhq.co.nz ph. 0274405066.