Thursday, September 29, 2011

Got Rain, Got Swell?

A severe shortage of the above mentioned looks set to end as a couple of systems line themselves up ready to attack the Nelson region over the coming few days.
We should see some rain by afternoon on Saturday and keep your eye on the prize in the wave department too. Local crew have been travelling though with Bruce Wilson scoring Awatere earlier in the week and Keni "Radeke Samo" Duke hitting up Kaikoura whilst Gary Miller has bascially made Kaiks his second home.

A quick heads up for Labour Weekend with the 21st Cape Classic being held in Westport as with most 21st's on the coast Im sure this ones gonna be a cracker! The weekend falls early this year round about the 22nd to 24th which is probably about the same time the Wallabies will be taking the world cup back home on the plane with them.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Blenheim Club Comp Held at Kekarangu!!

A little bit too much south in the swell forced the Blenheim Boardriders club comp (Nelson Boardriders Invitational) to be held a little further south at Kekarangu on Saturday where clean 2-4ft righthand runners were on offer. A perfect location for a fun competition and land base lounging the day was a complete success. Only 3 of us Nelson-ites managed to pull finger and head over but we were all sucessful reaching semi and finals in some divisions.
The talent pool was surprisingly high and there was some amazing surfing going down. Tristan Yarrell formerly of Christchurch and Blenheim's own Rich Norton really pushing the envelope.
(above): Marco Edwards Backhand Hack
(above): Tristan Yarrell laying it on.

As the day wore on a hideous Northerly devil wind rapidly deteriorated conditions but fortunately most of the business had already been done.
A big thankyou to Blenheim Boardriders for the invite and sponsores including Hogeys Surf with 100bucks worth of vouchers as Spot Prizes meaning you didnt have to be Kelly Slater to come away with something as well as the Dive Shop and Dirty Harry's surf shop in Picton.
Surfing is quite often an anti-social event and these loosely called "competitions" are just a great way to get everyone together and hang out at the beach is what we all love to do.
Anyone interested in upcoming events contact Nelson or Blenheim Boardriders and someone will point you in the right direction.
Thanks again,
(above): Bryan Bailey
1st Mark Nichols (Nel)
2nd Rich Norton (Blen)
3rd Tristan Yarrell (ChCh/Blen)
4th Adam Nicolle (Blen)

1st Mike "Ratty" Mike Lindstrom (Blen)
2nd Vaughn smith (Blen)
3rd Marco Edwards (Nel)
4th Brayden O'Donnell
(above): Leif Christenson, on his way to making semi's in his first ever event.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Finally Some Waves!!

(above): Dougie Nickolaison Piggin it hard.

After a long wait somwhere around the nine week mark, we were greeted with a solid swell late weekend and into Monday and even some leftovers today being Tuesday.
Sunday mroning had everyone scratching their heads wondering where the heck the waves were with most forecast models calling 3metres in the bay, but up until late morning it was virtually flat. As midday hit so did the swell and it picked up rapidly with Cable Bay being the pick of the spots late sunday evening with favourable winds and solid 6foot sets and a lucky crew of six scoring the goods. Surfers included Bruce Wilson, Glen Richardson, Mike lindstrom and Ash O Donnell. Sunday morning saw a lucky few scoring more Cables whilst the midday sunday sesh saw Snappers surfed by the local Snap crew.
(above):Emptiness is solitude.

The Blenheim/Nelson Boardriders club comp is on standby once again for this weekend although conditions at this stage look marginal but stay tuned for a call probably on thursday.
The Blenheim/Nelson Boardriders club comp is on standby once again for this weekend although conditions at this stage look marginal but stay tuned for a call probably on thursday.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Froth-Dogs Predictions.....

Froth-Dog senses tingling, salivational and rabid frothing expected.
The drought is Broken.... Froth-Dog is free....." Arrrooooooooooooooooww"

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Blenheim Comp Postponed.

Due to lack of swell the Blenheim Comp has been moved to the follwing weekend waves permitting.Sept 16-17th.
Hang in there.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Brokeback Bar.

Check out these shots proving that you can always find a wave in Nelson out on "Broke-back Bar" we see Raefe murray, Mike Frost and Wazz Mitchell having a fun SUP session but remember and keep in the back of your mind that sometimes, just sometimes.... It gets mighty lonely out on that bar......

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 ...