Happy December People, Officially the start of summer!! Water temps continue to rise, prodical sons return home, christmas parties, you name it..... its happening!! With the possibility of 3 maybe even 4 seperate swells between now and Christmas we can also add that to our hand rubbing gesture.
Now heres the top 5 reasons to rate Summer:
5: All those crew you dont see surfing through winter show up out of the woodwork but you can pull the year long surfer "drop in" card on them.
4: With crowd numbers so large at Schnappers it becomes like Waimea Bay where there is NO drop in rule.
3: Certain Days you can actually surf in boardshorts.
2: Dawn Patrols take on a whole new meaning.
1: Returning home to Nelson after a 25 year Hiatus you can still paddle straight into the Snappers top 5 pecking order cos you are a local after all. (joined by 4 other Hiatians ).
(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 ...
(above) The Glen Apocalypse now , Photo: Sven Martin @svenmartinphoto February 2nd 2018, whether you like it or not... was the day......
Two years and Two Months, thats a long time not to visit a place. Reknowned for its surfing, scenery and seafood and its only 3 hours ...