Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fear and Loathing in Quake-Vegas


Ok everyone, revamped membership details
(above): Ashton Cooley, not even a teenager yet and breathing down your neck !!

Adults - $25 per year
Kids U14 - $15 per year
Family of 4 (2A2C) - $50 per year, additional kids $10 per year
Membership will be for the year - until December each year, so fees due January (pay now if you haven't already) each year.
Fees need to be paid before the comp next weekend if possible

01-0702-0238590-00 - use your name as reference
Being a paid member will entitle you to:
Nelson Boardriders stickers
Access to Nelson Boardriders Facebook and Instagram pages (these pages will very soon become for Nelson or Buller Boardriders members or founding members only)
Club Fun days
Contributions for comp entries outside Nelson
Entry to Nelson Club Comps (3 per year) in one division
We are currently working on new T-Shirts and Hoodies - these will not be included in your subs, but we will keep the cost to a minimum, and will be asking for orders soon - watch this space!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Crystal Ball Never Quite Crystal.- All is Swell that Ends Swell

The impending storm approaches. From 3 days out the anxiety amounts and by the time the waves finally arrive you're a deflated ball of adrenaline defeated mess.......... sound familiar?
This is Exactly why and how 'Surf City' Nelson gets its claws in.....

Adding to this are the forecast changes every 6 hours and to use this morning as a perfect example.

-All surf forecast models have downgraded this swell system as below 0.5 of a metre.

Buoyweather even has the swell at 5metres from the east .....infact.... Buoyweather even has the swell at 3 metres from the east in the middle of the Marlborough Sounds.

If you hadnt lived here for more than five years, nor if you were new-comer this information would be telling you pretty straight up that it is howling offshore and there will not be any waves in the next 48hours.

Perhaps thats it. No waves....

The problem with today's technology as far as surf forecasting goes and probably in all honesty a really great benefit to us is that... Surf City is its own entity.

Grommets and New Comers Alike....,... Strip It all back to the pre-internet days.. listen to coastal marine forecasts, put your finger to the wind and your protractor to the chart cos' only fundamental knoweledge of weather can help you now....

Hey hang a minute its been raining heavily since 2am but metswellsurfboogie.com said no rain until this afternoon????

Boo- Bloody- Hoo.

Surf City Nelson - "Keeping it unique since 0.3m actually meant something entirely different......."

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mini Meetings and Findings.

Just thought I should share a bit of my findings over the past few days in regard to the Nelsonboardriders surf club.

Basically, surfers are non-fuss people and organizing a surf club is a  bit like trying to get the lead singer of a grunge band to wear a suit.
We had a little bit of a get together friday evening and things such as "blanket sponsor" and "make the club bigger and better" were some focus topics and whilst all this sounded great after speaking to a great friend and business mentor yesterday I was eluded to the point of........why !!??
The quote was "dont set yourself up for a fall"... and then the old fashioned, if its not broken dont fix it came about.

I was then made aware that people love the club for what it is, GrassRoots.
The problem we face is having some play money to do projects with.. but then this friend of mine posed another question and the bizarre thing was that I had no answer to it,.,,

The question was "If I gave the club 100k" what would you do with it??
... I had no answer.... because I didnt know....

Pop up gazebo for shitty weather snappers for the mums and the spectators was about it,,,,
Basically a shipping container in the carpark with all our shit in it....

This is where I hand the microphone over to you guys...

Please email nelsonboardriders@hotmail.com with your thoughts and feelings...



President- Nelsonboardriders Surf Club

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Froth-Dogs' Predicitons:

Froth-Dog's Predictions: 

"All shall stay quiet for now in the town they call heaven,,,, turn off until the future of March 27"

Monday, March 6, 2017

Here comes the Cooler Times !!

Just a heads up that the US branded Body Glove suits are available via www.bodyglove.co.nz
Have a browse thru and ask via the club how you might be able to get special coupon deals from time to time,,,,, many thanks