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.

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