Monday, April 16, 2012

Waves Everyday?

Believe it or not there are waves to be ridden most days in Nelson.
You just need a sup and an intimate knoweledge of the tide.
Desperate times call for desperate measures now where did I put my paddlestick.......

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Slowly but Surely....

Another long time between waves as we await some form of system to ignite our surf-less Tasman Bay... its times like these that make you appreciate the swell when we have it and makes Nelson truly the most unique place to live and surf. Blink and you miss it.
Waves going down all over the shop over Easter with a few Nelson lads heading West and scoring what is rumoured to be some of the best waves the west coast has had in recent years whilst others ventured east and also scored some of that steamy easter magic.

Looking long range we may see a break to this settled weather but one would advise holding your breath.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

There Used To Be Waves

You may have heard the expression "there is no surf in Nelson". As of late this comment has actually rung rather true and has left the wanting desperate and heartbroken.
With nothing forecast in the future and nothing even remotely hinting of any form of swell in the next 10 days it may infact be time to succumb to the fact that "there are no waves in Nelson".
Back in the day breaks such as Snapper Point, Cable Bay and Rabbit Island would break quite frequently but since the release of long range swell predictions the god of surf "Huey" has scoffed at such predictions and cursed our poor surf-less shores.

Time to spread those gingery wings and fly like an eagle to either coast with both coasts looking promising over the next few days. A massive 4metre ,18 to 20 second period mega swell is due to hit the west coast friday meaning local knoweledge will be key.
Over eastside the Blenheim boys are somewhat tight-lipped about conditions which poses some food for thought whilst the entire surfing population of Christchurch hopes to invade Kaikoura for the Easter Weekend.

However it unfolds , Have a Great Easter.
(above): Last Decade, when we used to get waves.....

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 ...