Thursday, April 30, 2015

Where do you even start!!!!

(above): Jeremy Pooley slotted at Cable Bay late Monday,.Photo: Dave Scranny
A big fat "wow". It seems the misery of our surf deprived 2014 and early 2015 has been completely quashed within the space of a couple of months with Cyclone Pam breaking the strangle-hold of flatness bestowed upon our surf town. Basically, ever since Pam we have had a nice run of swells with a swell late ANZAC weekend actually surpasssing the size of Pam with some amazing waves going down at all breaks.
(above): Ruby Bay, somebody get a bucket of water cos' this place is on fire.Photo: Mike Bakersville
Also going down over the weekend was Nelson Boardriders club day, a fun surf comp and get together in atrocious weather at tahunanui beach. The event ran smoothly with wildcard and current south island circuit champion Levi O Connor giving us all a lesson in good surfing taking out the open event. The longboards were taken out for the third year running, a hat-trick by Geoff Noble whilst the Juniors was taken out by Jimmy Wright and the Girls a clear cut winner with Rachel Clark a cut above the rest.

Awesome participation despite the inclement weather and a great after-party/presentation at TahunaStudios workshop. A giant thanks to all who helped out with extra special thanks to Boulder Bank Electrical, Hogeys Surf, TahunaStudios, Pit Stop and Nelson Packaging,

FULL RESULTS:  Open 1st Place   - Levi  O Connor 2nd Place  - Jimmy Wright
 3rd Place  - Mark Nichols  4th Place   - David Pons
  Juniors: 1st Place - Jimmy Wright  , 2nd Place- Colm Dubienic 3rd Place - Zac Dillon 4th Place - Ryan Ford

   Longboard:  1st Place - Geoff Noble 2nd Place - Graham Clark 3rd Place - Ben Winmill 4th Place - Raefe Murray

 Girls:  1st Place - Rachel Clark 2nd Place - Leen Van Edinburgh 3rd Place - Charlotte Soo Choon
  4th Place - Maeghan Mc Isaac

 Gremlins: 1st Place:  Johhny Noble  2nd Place:  Ashton Cooley/ Olivia Clark 3rd place: Louie Harvey 

 Injury List:  Carlton Barton - fibreglass splinter between his teeth
                   Mark Nichols - perforated eardrum copping an 8fter on the head at heaving Glen,
                   Russel Bruce -  Stitches in cheek from surfboard fin.
Please feel free to add yourself to this list,

Photo of the Week

(above): Bruce Wilson, Schnappers. April 28th.2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kaikoura Getaway

Just a quick plug for a mates newly aquired holiday home in Kaikoura. Ideal for a family getaway and with winter fast approaching.....what are you waiting for,
The word style barely covers this place which is undoubtedly one of the funkiest places to stay whilst in crayfish county.. Nice work Marcus!!
For more info on this amazing pad please visit

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Quote of The Week

...."mum kooked it and didn't wake me up"... Grommets these days huh!! Finnley Meekma, shame on you !!!

Disorganised Chaos Prevails

The title says it all...... what all surfers despise the most is organisation - which is why it has taken me 14 years to realise what the N...