Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas

Seasons Greetings everyone, A big thanks to all club members who have helped out through the year, through rain, hail and shine and helped keep the "surf city" dream alive.
At the end of the day its all about having fun and thats exactly what we do.
Theres no point going through life being all angry and claiming to be the local of everywhere now is there!
Theres always another wave, another day, and thats what keeps us coming back.

Whatever your plans this festive season be it a trip down the coasts or just hanging in Nelson make sure to put a smile on your dial. We look forward to seeing friends from the past appearing back on our shores ( yes Brett that means you ) and we look forward to surfing in less to no rubber. Just to kick things off it looks like Huey is throwing some Cyclonic action straight up into our holidays and the frothing has already begun.

Look forward to the New Year and from myself personally thanks for tuning in.
Loving it or hating it a year average of 70 hits per day aint' bad.
A last thank you to John at Hogeys for his ongoing club support.

Peace Haóles

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"Quotes" of the year.

As we head into the festive season lets look back on some of the lighter sides of
Surf city life with these undeniable quotes of the year.

1: "Isnt it amazing how the older you get, the more attractive older women become"..- by anonymous.

2: "I just like the suggestion that I might be stoned" - anonymous

3: " Fuck Slater, Imagine me out there !!!" - Gary "Kelly" Miller

4: "Oh wow this board is a lot like my Webber" - Richie "Vass" Barry

5: " Is that what everyone is saying?? " - Russ Bruce ,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Club Comp a wet success...Full Story

Despite the inclement weather a hardy crew pressed on through piss-sisting rain on Sunday and despite a few late withdrawals everyone present managed to enjoy themselves in weather only really enjoyed by Ducks and Surfers in that order.
The call was made on thursday night to run on Sunday rain hail or shine so it was suprising to see the amount of late withdrawals with people texting from the warmth of their beds asking "whats happening"... Anyhow, bitching aside the day went off without a hitch once again and the hardy crew reaped the rewards of a long day at the bank.
Jackson Gregory's mum Jeanne never let the groms down constantly arriving throughout the day with comfort tools including hot water bottles, Hot drinks and Toasties for this effort she even recieved a spot prize! A makeshift Cadet heat was held after 4 guys under 16 turned up from Blenheim and although the boys struggled in the lineup they were all stoked at their first introduction to contest surfing.

The mornings waves were an inconsistent 1-2ft but by the turn of the tide the swell started to jack around midday and the wind dropped leaving the finals to be contested in lumpy but glassy 2-4ft with one Bomb set coming through in the open final destroying all competitors and a few hundred muttonbirds left everyone a little spooked also.

Unfortuneately Olin Pilchers BBQ never got to be lit due to the weather and a makeshift presentation was held in the carpark afterwards. A massive thanks to Hogey from hogeys Surf and Miff and Alina from R&R along with all those who helped on the day.......You Know Who You Are!!!!!

(above): Blenheim Boardrider Levil Maxwell(right) and Nelson's own Geoff Noble making light of the dull condtions in the judging booth on sunday.

Summer Schnapper Classic Results

Longboard: 1st Geoff Noble (Nel)
2nd Levi Maxwell (Blen)
3rd Jackson Gregory (Nel)
4th Wesley Smith (Nel)

Masters35+ : 1st Richard Norton (Blen)
2nd Hamish Simpson (Nel)
3rd Paulo Devia (Nel)
4th Barry Kingston (Nel)

Open: 1st: Mark Nichols (Nel)
2nd: Richard Norton (Blen)
3rd: Mike Lindstrom (Blen)
4th: Levi Maxwell (Blen)

Junior U20: 1st: Mike Lindstrom (Blen)
2nd: Jackson Gregory (Nel)
3rd: Marco Edwards (Nel)
4th: Ash O Donnell (Ble

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 ...