Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Silly Buggars.

Click on the link below to see our own Joe Leeper frolicing in the Kaikoura shorebreak.
What began as a joke turned serious when Joe found himself struggling to get back onto the beach to which he described as a totally humbling experience.
Respect the ocean.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Other Side

Greetings Surflings! Now It has been a long and torturous wait for waves here in Nelson of late infact I think this could be the longest flat spell I have endured in my 8 or so years of residence here. I remember we went 5 weeks without a swell about 6 years ago but this crazy never-ending high pressure ridge we are stuck in seems set to smash that with no real swell since around October 15. For the super desperate there are still the odd seabreeze windchop swells which fill in the afternoon on an incoming tide but this is strictly longboard action only.
In hindsight it has been hard to deal with but there is almost a definite end in sight with the first significant change in this weather system beginning early next week. Keep the faith.

(above): Keep the faith! (There is actually someone in this tube if you click and enlarge)

With all this non-action here in Nelson its great to see everyone getting out and about and one particular area in mind has been getting its fair share of good waves of late and a few good photos are starting to filter back. Remember its not that much of a mission to "The Other side" be it either west or east and sometimes you never know unless you go.
(above): Un-named east coast break going Nato.

(above)Scott Rewi demolishing Korimiko cheese factory lefts!!

(above) Photos courtesy of Bruce Wilson and Sarah Potts(pictured in front of heaving lefts!). Thanks again,.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Flatville Continues.....

Unless you were super keen and desperate this week we still have not got a swell above the 3ft range nor lasting more than 12 hours. I guess it could be determined on what you consider surf as there was a couple of "rideable" days this week with Wednesday night dishing up one of those peculiar windswells whereby Tahuna Beach is bigger than Snappers whilst Thursday afternoon kicked up to about 2ft of "real" swell but this was quickly quashed overnight by the Devil-wind....
Anyway, moving along there is still hope with the sea surface temperature climbing so rapidly it is easily 3/2 weather and an interesting looking system hatching later next week off Woolongong,Sydney right in the "Weather bomb" nursery.
The tropics are already active with near Tropical Cyclones forming already and I mean hey, Its only November!!!
If you dont know Surf City, Nelson by now then you will learn that it loves to play these games with your head only to rain swell when you least expect.
Looking outside the box an incredible looking east swell starts lapping the east coast mid to late next week so keep that in mind if your feeling the itch.
If unfortunately like myself you are injured than laugh it up because wedont really care that theres no waves now do we!!!

please Click on Bill Evans's awesome Collage below to enlarge!!!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Club Photo

"The Bold and the Beautiful"
-Group photo from last weeks BBQ for copys of prints contact me as Bill took some 75 photos and they are all of outrageous quality.

Swell Season On !!!

(above) TuaraWhati in all its Glory. Just like that. The flick of a switch. Four days in a row of waves and at least 2 more systems on ...