Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Sunday/Monday swell phenomenon continues with the last 2 said days continuing the consistent run of swell. A spectacular session going down on Monday at the infamous Mapua Bar, with all the boys getting shack time including all the Cawthron Crew heavily researching water flow and the usual suspects including comeback king Scotty Edwards, Russ Duke and Paulo Devia. Westport born and bred Andy Beaufort taking a slight detour through Nelson also coming out with tunnel vision and is no doubt still coming to terms with what actually went down.Lifes good in surf city. Work those flat days cause you never know whats on the menu....
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Anyone who has ever driven to French Pass will know that the road is not a kind one. Its like driving along the great wall of China, 5 times.To drive past French Pass is Mongolia... Sunday morning Blenheim's Mike Lindstrom and myself set out on an adventure of sorts to explore the exposed coast beyond the shadow of Durville Island basically driving to Picton from the wrong way!! We prepared ourselves the night before packing onboard drybags,flares,first aid you name it we had it. Travelling out of cellphone range brings you back to reality and reminds you that its back to basics when the mod-cons are not available. Heading via Jetski towards Taipahere Bay the wind was shocking and the rain felt as though it was tearing the flesh off our cheeks not to mention my hips dislocating and relocating bouncing across the chop. Eventually we reached our target but low and behold without putting on the tough guy story we were basically out of our league. We took a few photos , ate some nut bars and then tail between legs, slowly headed back to our launch point.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Thats right people. That pesky low is still blobbing around just outside the bay and causing us the scrappy easterly flow. On the flipside it may or may have produced a little more swell and only those who go will know! Fun sessions earlier in the week with some good 6foot bombs rolling through Snappers on Monday however the Northeast wind tended to tear it a new one. Further up the road was more sheltered whilst around the hills was even more so cleverly cryptic. Heres a shot of glassy 4-5ft Snappers from monday morning in which I had the pleasure of surfing to myself for an hour and a half before the Noertheast came up and below its time for some good old fashioned rumour mill..........