​​​​​​​Welcome to the CWA website.
​​​​​​​We are an enthusiastic group dedicated to the stoke of windsurfing, winging, kiting, AND foiling, in Canterbury, Aotearoa​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ New Zealand

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About Us

The CWA started in the early 1990's as the Canterbury Windsurfing Association. As that name suggests, it was originally formed by and for windsurfers. In 2005 the name was changed to the Canterbury Windsports Association in recognition of the growth of kiting, and wider interest in wind sports on water, land and snow. Recent developments in foiling and wing-ing should see the CWA sail well into the future. 


As well as the value in associating with like minded enthusiasts, our collective membership adds weight to our status as stakeholders in the locations we use when dealing with local authorities. The CWA has three levels of membership (junior, senior, and family), and is an incorporated association with a Constitution.

Lessons & Learner Gear

During the summer season we run a youth windsurf program in conjunction with Naval Point Yacht Club at Lyttleton. We also have some learner windsurf gear available for use by members to help get you started. Contact Andrea on 027-435-9475.

News & Events

Get a copy of the CWA Events calendar, and/or Follow us on Facebook for the latest information notified throughout the season.