Access: 15 minutes drive from Blenheim. Take Highway One north out of Blenheim, and turn right before Tuamarina. Head to the end of Wairau Bar Rd. Plenty of parking but no facilities.
Water: Best when not flooding or current is too strong. Flat in the river and up to 2m out on bar. Watch: Outgoing river current especially at the entrance.
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NW = predominant. W = best in river. SE = best for waves.
It is your responsability to check whether kitesurfing is allowed at the spot; you might need a 'special permit' or membership from a local kite organization, etc. Local rules can change. Respect others - kiters or not; kite safely and enjoy the wind!
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