Sunday, March 25, 2012

Feast or Famine....

It had been a particularly harsh dry-spell surf wise for the last couple of months but over the last 2 weeks we have racked up a good 3 or 4 days of waves so sitback and enjoy some shots courtesy of Deane Briggs and Bruce Wilson and lets keep fingers crossed that the Madden-Julian Oscillation swings our way......
(above): Nick Chave applying the handbrake at Cable Bay Photo:Wilson

(above): Olin Pilcher, swooping it, Photo:Briggs
(above): Andre Ludwig with some nice heel toe action !!
(above): Graeme Bird on his new Barron "Boss Hog" Model, loving it! Photo: Briggs
(above): Exaggerated fin blast. photo:Wilson

Snappers Point Turns On

Some of the most descriptive captions going....

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Czech Connection Touchdown Safely

A final farewell and a big kiss goodbye to our Czech friends Vaclav, Jitka and baby Barborka, we will miss you guys heaps and one day in the future we will all meet again!
An email this morning confirming these guys arrived safely in Prague after a 5-star stop-over in Seoul.
We look forward to Vaclav finding some quirky surf related activities and relaying the results back to us.
"rozloučení přátelé"

Thursday, March 15, 2012

So where are the Waves?

About 10 days ago we recieved a long overdue 6ft groundswell but unfortunately it only hung around for the day also!!! this re-kindled everyones appetite on why we love to live and surf in Nelson and all of a sudden there was promise in the air with fresh systems brewing off the Queensland coast.
However, in recent days the forecasts line up to be the most "epic in years" only to completely change the next day and totally ripping our hearts out making us wonder whether there is someone in surf forecast land who just loves to tease Nelson surfers...... Im pretty sure there is.....
Below is a photo of the other Saturday at Snappers and above is another shot, both sent in by Conal Parkes and the above mentioned photo pretty much sums up the pining we all encounter in good old Nelson Surf-City......... "What will tommorow bring?"

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 ...