Great to see you guys getting keen,
I will keep an eye on what you decide and be there if I can,
If its an evening then pretty much anyday will work, but mornings are a diferant story.
Wakanui is a great spot and easy and close to find from Ashburton with easy acess to the beach,
Quite often you dont even need to carry your kit down the beach you can work from the back of your car.