Monday, September 23, 2013

Psillakis and the Baker

Three years ago Mike Baker's van got broke into in the Atawhai area and his boards, wetties even Hendrix Liberache ( obscure stuff) cd's were stolen.  Mike was and has been pretty gutted the whole time about it until a couple of weeks ago Bruce Wilson was trolling through trademe and came across Mikes custom Psillakis with custom green spray. Left in the sometimes capable police hands Mike has had everything returned to him 3 years later. Surfing communities and our own Nelson surf community are pretty tight-knit and to the crooks who thought they could get away with it........what a bunch of kooks!!
Congratulations Mike on a hard fought win and big up's to Bruce for being such a board merchant!!
Sit back and enjoy this clip of Mike from 2009 ripping Snaps to Shreds and we hope to see him out there soon with more knee jarring action!!! Yeeoowww

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Photo of the Week

Since moving to Australia a couple of months ago, Nelson grommet Jackson Gregory seems to be having a great time not only crossing the ditch but changing teams also!!! We miss ya mate!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wet Willy's - gettin you out there faster!!

Hi Guys - Graeme Bird has some friends in Aus that have invented this slippery little sucker!!
Watch the promo clip and if your keen get in contact with us here and if numbers ammount
 then we as a club may get a shipment!! Wet Willy's All Round!!!
 Thats gotta be a good thing right???

Nelson Weekend Warrior Facebook Page.

Northland import "90mile" Joe has created this page to network with
crew keen to hook up for missions out of town. A great idea so check it out!!
Nelson Weekend Warrior Facebook Page

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Spring Flings

Windy Spring is upon us with Northwest/Southwest combinations lining up in the Tasman seemingly on a weekly cycle for now.... Some fun ones through the week with the wind playing a bit of a cat and mouse game but for 'Johnny on the Spot' there were some fruits available.

(above): Secret Squirrel at relatively empty Snaps Thursday Afternoon.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

No Meat/Meet just yet.

Due to unreliable weather predictions and lack of organisational skills the Club meet has been postponed for the coming fortnight. There is however a chance we will all meet in one way or another over the coming days . Have a good week.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Get Ready to Be Blustered!

(above): James "laff" Laird's speed blur.
Thats right people, this week see's the arrival of a good old fashioned Northwesterly blast, like the ones you used to know "back in the day". Wall frames will shake, fire flue's will rattle and roof nails will tinkle and the moan of your eaves will leave you thinking there's a ghost clinging on to the side of your house.
Spring is classic for these blustery conditions, its how the seed is spread some say.
Daylight hours have finally toppled the nights so make the most of the coming early morning light before daylight savings kicks in.

(above): Jack Malcom's awkward moment, knee deep on the ledge at The Glen.
Quotes of the Week: >>> "Can we use club funds to buy some waves?" >>>>> "Maybe we can set up floodlights at The Glen and certain people can apply for permanent residency in the carpark" >>>> " I couldnt be bothered checking it this morning" (code for 'I slept in') >>>>>>>>>> "Kahutara has been pumping lately, 'did you surf it for more than half n hour?', "no it was too cold'>>>> Last but not least....." I surfed raglan 8foot so Im just gonna drive round in my heated seat rover till the water warms up"....

(above): Jim Tyson with a hint of his fathers classic style.

(above): Olin P.  Crouching Crane, hidden Dragon.
A heads up that once again on Labour Weekend ( Oct 26-28th) tha Cape Classic in Westport will roll on once again and anyone keen on getting in on the act be it as a competitor or spectator should contact me as sponsorship may be available to help with costs. Fuel/Accom/ etc. etc.

Thats about it and once again thanks to grommet Jimmy Jay Wright for more amazing photos!!!

thanks for watching

Monday, September 2, 2013

Club Meeting Soon!!!

While not so much a meeting but more a social gathering, looking at holding a club meet
soon.... TBA (possibly this friday arvo evening now so stay tuned).
Please check the members page and let us know if your name is not on the members list when it should be.
Suggestions for Club meet have included big screen movie night at the freehouse, BBQ on my own p.diddy deck overlooking The Glen, a bonfire at Snappers (permit pending). Any more suggestions most welcome as were long overdue to get together tell stories of our hey daze. We may even decide on what to do with the kitty of funds semi formally, eg: re-gravel the carpark (we do get refunded from NCC eventually).

Photo of the Week

As if getting the cover shot on last months SPOKE magazine wasn't enough, Nelson surfer Leif Christenson
backs it up solidly in this months magazine with a sneaky barrell shot at PK's whilst on the same trip.
Hang on isnt it meant to be a bike magazine ?!?!?!!?

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 ...