Saturday, July 30, 2011


A video summation of the trip to Westport in early July, combining Buller and Nelson Boardriders together.... sit back and enjoy.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Best Winter Ever?

Well its probably about time to raise the above mentioned question and I will back up with a poll acrosss the page but realistically we have been riding on the crest of the most consistent autumn/winter in recent memory...(above): Paddling out to empty mid-morning Snappers, you cant beat that feeling.
. Now unless my memory is relatively short I have never in my 9 years of Nelson residence seen such consistency in surf in Tasman Bay. It all began late April and continued to pump throughout May at least 3-4days a week with La Nina sub-troppo low after low forming in the North Tasman sea, May also going down in the history books as the wettest on record in NZ. Lets face it, we barely managed 2 days in a row without rain and the ground is still ridiculously sodden. That brings me to the next point, about 2 weeks ago I thought our lucky run was at an end but then a "super-system" reared its snow saturated head and bellowed down 7-9metre swells out west with enough raw power to wrap its way into Tasman Bay and like I said, just when you thought it was over ...Tasman Bay went on a 9 day straight swell bender....

(above) more emptiness.
Its been an awesome run and for those of you who have been out of town the whole time YES , you have missed what is turning out to be the best winter ever.
For example the shots in the post were takin on the 7th day of last weeks bender and there were no more than 4 guys in the water all day because lets face it,,, we're all just a little bit sick of this surfing thing anyway!!!
Surf City, Nelson. Its a way of life and really be honest.... you wouldnt wanna be anywhere else.....(above): eternal grommet Bill evans the master at work.

Photos courtesy of Mitsu-San~~

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wipeout Sequence of the Year???

Just in the process of uploading a heap of photos to the much neglected "photos"page so have a click over there and check out possibly wipeout of the year...

Scholastic Photos.

(above): Joe Leeper hiding from the glare of the camera lens.
Just a selection of photos from the boys scholastic trip to Westport a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to Andy Lukey for these shots.
(above): Marco Edwards in his heat with a quick 1-2 combo!

(above): Joe Leeper flying high.

Monday, July 11, 2011

R.I.P Andy Harrington 24/6/1980 - 10/7/2011

It is with great respect and sadness I would like to announce the passing of one of our own Nelson surfers and fellow club members.
Andy Harrington, a much respected surfer both skillful on the board and behind the camera lens will be sorely missed by all of us. Living the dream Andy got his pilot ticket last year and had been living and working in Indonesia, complications from a viral infection over the last week led to his sudden passing yesterday.
His funeral will be held next week and our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family and good mates at this time.
Rest in Peace mate.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bruce and Keni's excellent Adventure.

Last week Bruce Wilson and Keni-Duke decided to chase a largeclean swell "somewhere" between Greymouth and Westport, here is photographic evidence of 127mile going all the way to the beach yo!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

STOP PRESS: Nelson Boys impress at West Coast Scholastic Trials!!

Over the weekend a team of Nelson surfers attended the West Coast Scholastic surfing trials in Westport. All 3 Nelson boys college entrants made the team with Marco Edwards finishing 2nd overall, Jackson Gregory 3rd and Rory Dubenic equal 5th...
The boys are now placed to attend the National Scholastic Surfing Championships in AHipira, Northland in October.
A few other Nelson crew tagged along to Support the boys and it was evident that the Buller and Kahuna clubs certainly felt the heat, with a free-surfing situation on the saturday evening going down at the tip-head with Joe Leeper blowing up on his first 2 waves laying the gauntlet down to the Coast crew...... Full story and movie to come.
Stay tuned....

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 ...