Bright blue waters with the Southern Alps as your backdrop 

*How to get there:* Along State Highway 8 – turn onto Lilybank Road to the east of the town & take a sharp left turn down to the lakeside about 800m after turn-off.

When the thermals set in from the NW it’ll be phenomenally windy so little gear needed for the 30knts + but it’s also possible to ride with any breeze coming from the bottom of the lake (south) 

Tekapo Hot Pools are well worth a visit after the cold lake & a boat ramp for tow-foil options plus plenty of accommodation can be found adjacent to these pools. 


Additional Details

  • Rider level:Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Shore Description: Lake
  • Best wind direction: SE, S, SW, NW
  • Best Tides: N/A
  • Best time of year:Dec - Feb, Sep - Nov
  • Comments::Water temperature will be fresh as the lake is fed by glacial meltwater
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  • Distance from waters edge to safe foiling depth.: 10-20m
  • Car Parking: Gravel, Grass
  • Rigging Area:Grass, Gravel
  • Entering the Water: Beach
  • Average Wind:0-10kts, 8-12kts, 10-15kts, 15-20kts, 20-30kts, 40kts+
  • Best area or direction to ride:Wind dependent - but predominantly perpendicular to shore line
  • Alternative landing locations:By the Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Other likely on-water activities to watch for:Boating, Swimming/Surfing
  • Anything else we should know?:HEP inlet towards the town by the Church. The wind can switch on & off quickly in the mountains so keep a watch on clouds & water conditions.

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