A general overview of the surf for the year in what has been described by many as the most consistent in memory. Starting off slow as we headed into March the swells became a little more consistent and as the water temperature cooled, the action heated, and from July 13th ( the birth of my first child) we had no less than 13 weekends sat/sun sun/mon combination swells in a row with there being no more than 4 flat days before the next swell would arrive. We even had swells arrive from nowhere on the map to be seen.
So many days of surf to the point where I began to calculate that since July 13 I have been surfing 60times making for an average of 2.66666 surfs per week, not bad for a town "with no surf".
Whether you suffer from "swellmap says" or are a look out the window type surfer, one thing is for sure is that you can never take your eye off the ball in Nelson. Boxing day afternoon a prime example...flat at 3pm... 4ft at 6pm.
Thanks for tuning in and have a safe and Happy New Year