Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Local Surf Shop Versus The Internet.


After some friendly banter with a mate ironically "online" yesterday morning I thought It was time to add my 2cents worth. The Inertia surf-site published a story regarding the surf industry and how as surfers it kind of stands against most of the things that we actually stand for.. but with the Catch22 being that we actually rely on the industry for the production of boards/wetsuits legropes wax etc.
Basically it came down to the point that a lot of surfers nowadays use a surfshop as a changeroom to try something on and then go home and order it online from a surf retail website with names like hyperdude and backstitch (names contorted as not to be sued). All because they can save a few bucks but the reality is that this kind of retail therapy is actually killing the little guys/s on the street..
This is not new news I know, but just take the time to think about it next time you browse through a website for your next purchase. Wouldnt it suck if you couldnt go and buy a legrope, wax or fin on the same day as you needed it? Be sociable and  go visit your local surf/skate and kite outlet and spend that extra ten bucks. Stop bypassing the middle man and padding the pocket of the big corporation directly because eventually its gonna bite you in the ass.
Seen many surf magazines lately?.... me neither.



Saturday, August 6, 2016

Flattest Days Ever ?

The upcoming few days may well be some of the ripple-less that we have ever seen in Nelson with both Swellmap and Buoyweather predicting some excessively SMALL swell on Monday through Wednesday.  Time to get those odd jobs done while the sun shines and the ground dries up a little,
Or,,,, just go to the west coast....
(above): Westports Tip-Head.  
"Looks great in photos"

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Video Killed the Radio Star.

Howdy folk. Im kind of assuming a lot of us are on the NBR facebook page now and I had always feared that a Facebook Page would kill this Website but hold on to the reigns cos this horse aint bolting anywhere soon. The fact is that the facebook page layout makes it far easier for everyone to share stuff whereby this blogsite can only have one admin. I really like how this site is a hub of weather information and also not everyone is on facebook and none of us should be really !!.

Anywayyyy... our consistency of swell keeps on running check the charts 10 Day Metvuw
This year really is panning out to be the most consistent in living memory.

See you at Snappers,

Friday, July 8, 2016

Froth-Dog's Prediction's

Froth-Dogs Prediction's: 

 "Just when you thought it was safe to go back into your kennel. 3x Northwest Busters coming to a          pound near you soon !! "

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2016 - Best Year Ever?


A very important next 10 days in the history of Surf-City as the next lot of forecast charts roll out we are set to find out if our miraculous year of surf is set to continue here in Nelson.
Sure I can hear the claims now from the older boys of back to back cyclone swells back in the day but If we really want to get critical about this we could claim every low pressure sytem is a cyclone right? For more accurate "data" i  cast my memory back nearly 4 years ago now to the birth of my boy Eli and how around mid 2012 we had 13 weeks in a row of back to back lows and swells.

We could cast a shout out to Kaikoura and Christchurch and ask how the last 3 months have been for them because generally If its pumping in Nelson aside from Taylors Mistake things are pretty average over "that side".

At the end of the day It is all trivial but If we get another couple of swells within the next month one would have to undoubtedly say this 2016 could well be.........."The Best Year Ever".

Friday, June 17, 2016

Froth-Dogs Predictions

Froth-Dogs Predictions: "just when you thought it couldnt get any better,,,,,, it gets better!!............. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

About Time.


We have had a lot of surf lately in "Surf-City". Infact, we could almost have the luxury of saying we have had too much. If we were talking about rain and not surf then we have definately had too much but lucky for the farmers and in an inadvertant way... lucky for us surfers we have a slight reprieve for the next week its time to "dry out" and get stuff done around the place.

In the latest buzz from around the grounds it sounds as though some mint days were had at Snappers last week as always being the "place to be" Mike Baker snapped up some great shots which he has shared via the NelsonBoardriders Fb Page,

Moral of this update. Use the rest of this week and weekend to get stuff done cos this flat spell aint gonna last for long........ yeeeeewww.

See you out there,