Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Photo of the Week

Not normally one for posting too many 'non-nelson' shots, but here is a friend from Waikuku/ChCh to be precise... Taylor McNeill , tearing up the inside bowl at Sunset Beach yesterday!! Super jealous of you mate!! Hope you cheer Ric Christie along come Friday,,,, in between sessions at OTW........ yeeeeoowww
(above): Taylor at inside sunset, Photo: Nicolette

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wild. Windy and Wooly!!

(above): Darryn "Dazza" Fitzgerald bringing one around at a lesser known boulderbank break Photo: Jordy Soole.

Howdy everybody!! Some real hit and miss surf of late has been enough to drive even the most permanent frother to drink as bad winds and even worse corresponding tides have been cursing us of late but never fear, The change is in the air and the sea as warmer water is now causing some unstable low pressure cells to form on top of Tasman frontal systems and looking forward over the next couple of weeks we may see a fair bit more swell action from the Northwest but disecting the wind changes will be the key to success. Finding those windows of glassiness and coinciding with the tides will be the real challenge!!
(above): Loving this shot of Graham Bird standing tall as this wave detonates on the bricks.

Monday, November 16, 2015

NBR CLub Day Massive Success !!!

Despite the inclement weather and virtual flatness Sunday morning the Nelson Boardriders club day went down without a hitch as the swell kicked in through the afternoon with organisers even cheeky enough to go on hold between 5pm and 6pm to wait for the forecast wind change. The wind clocked offshore the swell picked up and well..... the rest is history.
(above): OPEN MENS WINNER - Ross Dalkie from Westport
Full Story and results to come,
A big thankyou to everyone who attended as the support was massive!!!

Above: All Photos Sven Martin

Sunday, October 18, 2015

STOP PRESS: Anti Rubgy Swell Shows Up

Halfway through the Rubgy yesterday a solid 3-4ft swell showed up un-announced and catching all the Haka-Lovers off guard. Some good clean waves until the Southwest punished it in the afternoon.
See you later in the week for some Action Time!!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Painfully Waiting.

It certainly has been a bit of a dry spell over the last couple of weeks as el-nino takes hold locking us into the trademark westerly pattern but hey.... how about that suntan!!!
Its literally been warmer than Rarotonga !!
Never fear however folks as there is a blip on the radar but youre gonna have to wait until the end of the coming week.
Just to add to the ever anxiety building pleasure of crystal ball gazing at long range forecast charts I have added yet another super long 21 day isobar chart just to really get those stress levels at peak so check it out under Swellnet Wams.

Its a sad day when I dont even have any photos to post but chin up and look toward the future days.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Say Hello to El - Nino !!!

After that bizzare 2 week run of unseasonably easterly weather we are now settling into some classic El-Nino setups with northwest to southwest flows looking set to run right throughout the month.
A really good old fashioned Northwest bender lined up in a 10-12 days time will be sure to blow the cobwebs out of a lot of crew who seemed to have distanced themselves from the lineups of late. Question mark. Question mark.
The switching Southwest Northwest trend is a tricky one to try and source the right place and right time and quite often its a disastrous situation along the most of the boulder bank leaving a lot of people scratching their heads.

If you nut it out though you will find some hidden gems.
The truth is out there,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Photo of the Week

This cracker of Ashton Cooley on his way to Samoa had to take the cake.