Monday, September 17, 2012

The Run Continues!!!

Another system slipped through Nelson making it the 10th weekend/monday system in a row and without getting too pre-anticipatory you could almost harness a giggle at the way the next load of isobars are gearing up. Saturday afternoon saw a lucky crew scoring great Cable Bay with Rachel and Julian Clark, Rich Barry, myself and Dunedin via Taiwan longboard shredder Ben Winmill getting amongst it,,, A following morning dawn raid saw the treacherous Glen Point surfed at Dawn whilst Bruce Wilson hit Snappers and Dunedin Rob charged to Cable Bay. <(below:) Ben Winill tests the depth of his fins at Glen Point
Sunday afternoon saw the numbers fill at Snappers with everyone getting their hit of weekend goodness whilst this Monday mornings leftovers kept rolling through all day.
(above) Bruce Wilson, Snappers Dawn Sunday

Sunday, September 16, 2012

From the Vault.... Spotted!!

When Rich barry's not terrorising Nelson hes terrorising the west and the east, here he is seen terrorising massive Kahutura. Photo: Olin pilcher

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

...and then there was 10.

Gday everyone, hoping you're all rested up between swells and making hay while the sun shines. Unbelievable, we are staring down the barrel (some of us) at the 10th weekend in a row of swell making this having to be the most consistent run of swell in Nelson history?... Im sure there might be late 70's stories of 10ft courdroy lines that just rolled into Tahuna beach like Pipeline but lets face it, this period in time also saw Ziggy Stardust and Adam Ant. A typical Spring is underway with gusty westerlies on cue but this should see the soddon ground dry up and we should also start to see a spike in water temp however the latest dump of white powder may reverse this trend momentarily. All in all its been an amazing winter for waves in Nelson, with Kaikoura locals complaining of the flattest spells in years. Count your lucky stars and get out there and enjoy!!! Photo: Olivia Morrison

Menace to Sup-Ciety

Those pesky shortboarders are at it again, trying to take over the local Nelson SUP scene with brutal inside tactics like the ones pictured below. Just remember, its way harder to catch a wave on a SUP and even equally harder to ride so be courteous and give these guys the "time", that they need. Why cant we all just get along at the dinner table?...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Here Comes 9

Howdy People. Yep thats right, looks like where in for the 9th system in a row heading our way later this week and looking into the crystal ball some could even see the predicition of ten in a row coming to fruition. A tricky weekend of surf with those in the know scoring the goods. Gary Miller, Rachel, Julian Clark and Bruce Wilson dipping into some low tide Cables with Julian claiming biggest Cable ever laid whilst Christchurch boys Taylor Mcneill and Tristan Yarrel scored some delights across the harbour with myself, Leif Christenson , Marty Clark and Blenheim's Mikey Lindstrom.
Monday saw the arrival of solid 6foot lines however the wind was a tricky one with Cables turning on and off throughout the morning whilst The Glen provided some shelter but solid sets made it easier to stay home by the fire. A few people have been whining about the "monday" swell run of late however we may see a shift back in days this week to a more convenient weekend warrior style cycle.
Labour weekend comes early this October and anyone keen on entering and/or travelling to the annual Cape Classic in Westport and would like to be part of a Nelson "team" should get their expressions of interest in now as sponsorship is being sought earlier this year and a crew number needs to be sorted. Cheers.


Barron NZ Demo Tour

Paul Barron and Hawaiian shaper Gorden Hansen are going on a tour of NZ this November and conditions pending have decided to "drop-in" to Nelson. Paul has recently moved a lot of boards into the Nelson region with customers absolutely stoked with his shapes. We look forward to catching up with the boys and no doubt they will be amping on some surf-city delights. For more info visit the barron logo to the right of page...

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 ...