Monday, July 26, 2010

From the Vault...

A quick run-down of the last week or two and then some retro old shots for your viewing pleasure! - Last thursday a predicted groundswell failed to impress the 3 week starved crew with the short period 2-4ft groundswell although clean, not really quenching the thirst of all and made worse by the fact that the next day was virtually flat as a pancake

(above) Some ex-tassie guy, Cables circa 2005
. (above) Chopper high-lining Cables circa 2005

Greymouth legend Phil Harris made the 3 1/2 hour journey north to sample some Nelson delights after an anonymous tip-off from an anonymous ex-greymouth surfer.

Although the conditions were marginal Phil still managed to stun a few mullets with some crisp off-the tops. In writing that just then it reminded me of how quick us Nelson guys are to whinge and moan about other surfers from either coast visiting our breaks but how hypocritical this can be with most of us frequenting either Westport or Blenheim/Kaikoura at least once a month.
(above) Snappers February 2005
Ive set up a poll on the right hand side of the page regarding the crowd situation at Snappers so answer honestly. I for one think the crowd factor is pretty much the same as it was 5 years ago
I remember counting 34 cars in the carpark during Cyclone Wati but hay then again maybe it is more crowded nowadays, or maybe, just maybe, we all get a little more claustraphobic as the years roll by......

(above) Snappers 5 years ago....

(above) Some fat crapper

Anyhow, hows about some opinionated spills from you guys?? I get sick of this e-diarreoa sometimes...
(above) Frosty, pre-paddlestickian era!

Contributions most welcome and remember ..... that next low is looking good !!! ....

Suck it up.

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