Whoah, steady there horsies!!.... What is all this summertime shenanigans thats been going on lately where we all just laze around in the sun working our butts off all day and never get rained off!??!! Sure it is great for padding the pocket but I for one am absolutely sick of it !!! Lucky for us then we have a sicko low charging across the Tasman so make sure you dont get caught with your chin down and bum up as this looks set to be a cracker.... So, for now celebrate this sunny monday and get your vitamin D fix cos she's all about to go down hill fast ,
"Nelson, the working mans surf town...but when the surf is on,,, dont you get caught working !! "
See you out there !!
Rightio Surf City Surflings - Hibernation period Over !!!
Incase you hadn't noticed the seasons are-a-changing. The days are getting longer and dare I say it...... the water temperature seems to be on the rise perhaps a little. Looking into the steamy crystal ball It would seem our consistent run of swell is by no means over as we have 2 approaching systems over the next week and looking further out a perhaps an aussie ECL ( east coast low) on the brew also.
What does all of this mean for Nelson Boardriders as a club?
Well it means its time to start cranking it back up again. The club now has its own gazebo and BBQ and I would envisage another club day in the second half of September. Whether it be at Snappers or The Glen or even a more family orientated day at Rabeyes will all basically come down to forecast.
After that and as the water warms up we would definately start looking at some learn to surf days at Rabbit Island and Tahunanui when conditions suited to try and encourage kids and parents and anyone who has ever wanted to give surfing a go to get out there and Do It.
First weekend in September sees Raul Ventura and Emma Pegg head down to Westport to join the Tasman Scholastic Surf Team for a training weekend and the Team will travel to Gizzy later in the year for the National Scholastics so its great to have these guys repping Nelson.
-Glenduan born and raised Ross Burdon is now residing back in Nelson full time which is awesome and our beloved SUP guy Michael Frost his about to start his whitebait Hiatus so a big welcome home to Normy and a nice aurevoir for Frosty.
Check out my hook whilst the Dj Revolves....... Ahem*
A bit of spite going down in one of our carparks last swell I hear. All in regard to catching waves.
Its all a bit silly if you step away and look at it from the outside but if youre right in the mix of it then yes of course it can be pretty annoying if someone repeatedly catches the best wave in every set..every time....
What can be done about it?... Well you could just drop in but then you become just as bad as the person hogging all the waves or do you?...also this can be dangerous especially if theyre riding rather large equipment be it a mini-mal, sup, or mal. You could just surf somewhere else?.... but you shouldnt have to
A little bit of communication can go a long way, and from my own point of you its like this.
It is not a lunchline, If you want the best wave in every set you have to be right up there as the start of that line where the wave first breaks. You cant sit on the shoulder and complain you arent getting any waves cos thats like standing on the sidelines at a rugby game complaing you didnt get a try.
As they do in Indonesia,, emply the take turns method.
If old mate hasnt had a wave for a while then encourage him onto one.
Sharing is caring people. If you want waves to yourself then dont surf the most crowded break in town. Its that easy.
Have a great week in the water.
*note: this is all my opinion only (below): Float the Boater
So a rather large weather system and associated swell on the way into Surf City over the next couple of days folks and the best part of it is none of us really know exactly where its going to be good because that is the beauty of surfing in Nelson... and surfing in general.
No one really knows until the new day dawns. "Super-succeptable" to tides, and with "micro-climatic" wind changes, you never know whats around the corner, and when that window of oppurtunity is about to open so you have to be absolutely on the ball.
When its time for the ball to drop..... you better be quick to catch.
Whats Happening this Long Weekend??
Lots infact...... Heeeeeaps!!
First up is the Kaikoura Coldwater Classic starting Friday and Finishing Sunday.
The Nelson team heading down consisting of Raul Ventura, Josh Sheridan, David Pons, Emma Pegg , Sam Dillon and Rachel Clark and Leen Von Edenburgh,
I personally wish this lot the best time as unfortunately I wont be joining them this year,
Secondly, Nelsonboardriders T's and Hoodies look amazing, thanks heaps to Trudie Pegg for organizing everything and after dealing with the club stuff on my own for the last decade or so its great for someone else to come along and realise just how unorganized us surfers are like ,,,,
How many times do you actually have to ask what is the club account number???.....
Last but not least I will hopefully pick up a disc from Bill Evans today which contains images from a super session that went down at Snappers a couple weeks back now at the same time the below goPro footage was caught.
Copies of this disc will be available for 5 bux a piece with money going back into club account which you all know the number of by now!!!
The weekend forecast looks amazing weather wise so get out and enjoy it!