Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Norwester brings Epic Baby and Surf !!
Driving home Thursday afternoon and knowing my wife was a day overdue in her pregnancy I happened to glance out to the horizon as I cruised north through Atawhai and saw a big mother of a cloud bank rolling into the bay. I knew that with it brought lower pressure and as I saw it coming I knew at that moment my baby son was coming too. Arriving home a few minutes later I was greeted by my wife and friend as they counted contractions in the loungeroom and from there on in, it was all on.... including the surf... (above):Leif Christenson on a mother at The Glen. Friday the 13th saw the arrival of our baby son Eli,and then Saturday on provided us with a good old fashioned Northwest swell whereby the front popped as it hit Nelson leaving us with no wind behind it and an epic 4-6ft swell. Sunday, Leif Christenson and myself high as a kite on adrenaline paddled out into heaving 6ft Glen, getting suited up at my house was as if we were going to war...not a word was said to eachother. Later on a few others crew including, Richie Vass, Keni Duke, Stephen Blenkiron , Gary Miller and Conal Parkes got amongst it also with Blink calling it 8 out of 10 and similar to Kahutura. Graeme Bird claiming a few frightful horizon paddles. For those of you who have surfed the Glen will know.. you dont wanna go a round with the impact zone. Two people have had major back injuries there in the past so its always a cat and mouse game. (above): Schnappers Magic Monday was an enough said day. Some even calling the some of the best Schnappers in recent memory and I for one wont argue. Thats it for me for now, a long time between updates but thems the brakes when its bubba time !!! (above): Eli Stephen Nichols - born July 13th 2012 !!!! yeeewwww