Friday, January 12, 2018

Weve been doing it all wrong !!

Ok so what better way to start the year than some mind bending ultimate truths.
Last Friday evening saw a great ...but short lived groundswell enter Tasman Bay, and whilst people complained about large numbers in the water at Snappers others surfed alone at other locations with the most mind numbing of all being Marco Edwards surfing Stephens Bay in Kaiteri whilst Phil Stanton hit up Patons Rock in Golden Bay pictured below.
(above): Patons Rock, Photo: Rob Davies.

Thers is an abundance of swell on the way however only the gurus will pick the eyes out of the prevailing onshore winds so good luck out there and welcome the rain like a long lost friend !!
See you in the soup.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Welcome to 2018

Welcome to 2018.
Knock knock knocking on your door. It's the suede-denim secret police.
they have come for your uncool niece. You'll go quietly to boot camp, they'll shoot you dead make you a man. Dont you worry its only a shower, For your clothes here's a pretty flower.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Whoa Snap Out of It !!!

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 !!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Put a Spring in your Step!! - President Notes.

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.

Now Go - Get your Kit ready, Waves Very Soon.


Friday, August 4, 2017

If there was a problem Yo' ill solve it.

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
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Weve been doing it all wrong !!

Ok so what better way to start the year than some mind bending ultimate truths. Last Friday evening saw a great ...but short lived groundsw...