Kai Iwi Lakes Trip Report

The last time I went to the Lakes was about 20 years ago. Actually. I barely remember it but the campground did have trees and I wasn’t skimboarding.

Fast forward to 2018 and I’ve had my eyes on Kai Iwi Lakes as a skim destination for a little while… With really no idea what it was like. A plan was hatched and 4 of us (3 skimmers) arrived on the Friday with 2 action packed days planned.

Up early Saturday to discover we wouldn’t be skimming the Lakes due to the water level. According to the Ranger it needs to be drought conditions for it to recede enough for what we’re after. Noted. We did have the winch though aaaaand a Lighthouse to find. An epic day ensued, watch it below

Sunday the plan was to see if Kieran could land something off the old wharf (or whatever it is) on his wakeboard then we were off to hopefully hit some flatland as I’d carried a rail the whole way. Find out what happened in the video below

Cheers to the guys who came, it was bloody good to shake the rust off.

A few pics from the trip

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