Sports Events in South Island

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    Surfing

    by kris-t Updated Feb 20, 2011

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    Absolutely great place for Surfing.

    Waves can be generated from the south, the west from the Tasman Sea, north from cyclone systems and east from depressions. This makes New Zealand a great place to be a surfer.

    The South Island is cold and can get bitter in the winter. The quality empty surf more than makes up for the temperature. The main bodies of surfers on the South Island are based in and around Christchurch and Dunedin on the east coast.

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    fishing

    by pepples46 Written Aug 17, 2003

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    fishing is bigin New Zealand and special here in the South Island. High Sea fishing, River fly fishing you name you will find it here. I am not a friend of fishing, that's a fact, therefore I am useless going fishing, you will have a sobbing mate on ya hand who tells ya, let the fish go...let the fish off the hook :-) please

    Equipment: course you will bring you own gear.....but, click on the pic and follow the rules!!

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    go kayaking

    by pepples46 Updated Aug 17, 2003

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    kayaking/canoeing great outdoor sport in New Zealand. where there is a river and there are many, the sea..sea kayaking is real in and fun. good instructors are on side....look up in the yellow pages or ask at the tourist infos around the South Island

    Equipment: hire here for day trips

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    45 minute walk

    by rozehill Written Apr 16, 2003

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    The Chasm and Lovers' Leap: The frighteningly steep cliffs are a feature of the peninsula's southern coast. The walk to them across tussocked farmland offers wide views of the peninsula and down to Allans Beach. At Lovers' Leap the cliffs drop a sheer 200 metres to a point where the sea has tunnelled its way inland, creating a blowhole spanned by a natural rock bridge. At The Chasm the drop is nearly 130 metres. Both show how the peninsula was built up by successive ash and lava flows.

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    Rugby mad South Island

    by pepples46 Written Oct 20, 2002

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    yes it is a little extreme sport..rough, fast and furious...there has been a saying here: Rugby is not for sissies..what more can I say.
    Rugby has one of the highest paraplegic rate in sport.

    Equipment: a Ball...called Pill!, looks like a Pill..

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    go real mad...jetboating!!

    by pepples46 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    drives even big Man tears in their eyes, no joking, pur madness of speed and turbolence.

    Equipment: provided

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    Phar Lap ...in Action

    by pepples46 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    his Last Race 1932, winning the Aqua Caliente Cup in Mexico

    Equipment: he died in California..people say..he was poisend, 2 years earlier, a Bookmaker in Melbourne tried to shoot the Horse.

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