Tuesday, August 9, 2011
All is Calm.
In Nelson that is...... a painfully drawn out flat spell has once again left everyone wondering if the last 3 months were just a dream and infact Nelson really is a terrible place for a surfer to live. "Theres no surf in Nelson". The phrase thats like a cheese grater to the eardrum. We all know it, sometimes we disclaim it yet quite often it is true.
I have thought of a way to get through this flatness though and that is to write a list of why its good that there hasnt been any surf lately....
1: It gives us time to appreciate when we do have waves.
2: It gives us time to actually do some work so we can afford petrol,surfboards
and wetsuits to actually go surfing.
3: It brings peace in our relationships at home.
4: The water is probably below 10deg now so who wants to go in the water anyway..
5: Having been so long in between waves we can all appreciate the thrill of
learning to surf all over again.........ahem.
Im sure that the above list has most likely failed to lift your miserable surf starved spirits but as we all know in Nelson, supreme surf city...
.......Its looking good later in the week !!!
Stick it out,
(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 ...
(above) The Glen Apocalypse now , Photo: Sven Martin @svenmartinphoto February 2nd 2018, whether you like it or not... was the day......
Two years and Two Months, thats a long time not to visit a place. Reknowned for its surfing, scenery and seafood and its only 3 hours ...