Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Photo of the Week

Not normally one for posting too many 'non-nelson' shots, but here is a friend from Waikuku/ChCh to be precise... Taylor McNeill , tearing up the inside bowl at Sunset Beach yesterday!! Super jealous of you mate!! Hope you cheer Ric Christie along come Friday,,,, in between sessions at OTW........ yeeeeoowww
(above): Taylor at inside sunset, Photo: Nicolette

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wild. Windy and Wooly!!

(above): Darryn "Dazza" Fitzgerald bringing one around at a lesser known boulderbank break Photo: Jordy Soole.

Howdy everybody!! Some real hit and miss surf of late has been enough to drive even the most permanent frother to drink as bad winds and even worse corresponding tides have been cursing us of late but never fear, The change is in the air and the sea as warmer water is now causing some unstable low pressure cells to form on top of Tasman frontal systems and looking forward over the next couple of weeks we may see a fair bit more swell action from the Northwest but disecting the wind changes will be the key to success. Finding those windows of glassiness and coinciding with the tides will be the real challenge!!
(above): Loving this shot of Graham Bird standing tall as this wave detonates on the bricks.

Monday, November 16, 2015

NBR CLub Day Massive Success !!!

Despite the inclement weather and virtual flatness Sunday morning the Nelson Boardriders club day went down without a hitch as the swell kicked in through the afternoon with organisers even cheeky enough to go on hold between 5pm and 6pm to wait for the forecast wind change. The wind clocked offshore the swell picked up and well..... the rest is history.
(above): OPEN MENS WINNER - Ross Dalkie from Westport
Full Story and results to come,
A big thankyou to everyone who attended as the support was massive!!!

Above: All Photos Sven Martin

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...