Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The New Brew and the Poo

Living and surfing in Nelson for just on 13 years now I have seen a lot of things change and a lot of things stay the same. Seeing the Top Twins pull up at Snappers a couple of days ago was no exception. Aside from that myself and others have noticed lately, the rise of young talent starting to emerge from a semi-docile last few years we now have a full grommet attack rising from the depths with Josh Kensey-Sheridan (Ruby Bay) , Aulay Ferguson, Zac Dillon, Emma Pegg and a handful of othe kids all starting to get their acts together out in the water.The most important thing that sets this brat-pack apart from grommets of previous years is their age ranging from 13 to 15 years old with at least 3 more years of living and surfing in Nelson I for one am super excited to watch these guys and girls develop over the coming time.
Putting this into a boardriders club perspective this is perhaps perfect timing as we aim to push the club into a less stagnant group of actually doing stuff rather than saying and with that brings me to another topic.......poo.

I have occasionally smelt and seen the odd suss looking object out at Snappers over the years too but a couple of days ago was totally disgusted to see actual flakes of human faeces covered in mould floating around in the lineup. I hear from unofficial sources hat the plant pushes out 100parts to one of treated sewerage out of the outfall where the National average is 25 parts to one.
As a club we need to speak up because surfing at Snappers came way before poo-pumping although I have seen some pretty strange surfing styles on occasion.
The Nelson Mail is going to hear about this in the next couple of days and I invite anyone on hand to get involved in really sticking it to those responsible for the Snappers treatment plant.
Mouldy poo's just dont really sit right with me. Especially not beside me in the lineup.

Some awesome swell coming, see you in the soup.

Monday, March 21, 2016


Everyone all over the shop here and there and faulty forecast so will put off until we get a solid weekend swell forecast. Stay tuned !!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

For Sale

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Cape Classic Outcome!!

A giant congratulations to Glen local grommet Zac Dillon finishing 4th place in the under17 division of the Cape Classic in Westport last weekend!!! Local surfer Pat Griffin surfing in his first contest competed well also with a quarter final birth in the juniors and myself finishing 9th in the Open and 5th in the Senior and 5th in the Masters divisions.
MASSIVE THANKYOU to MOANA NZ SUP and HOGEYS SURF for Bank-Rolling us down there !!

News Flash: Flat Spell Imminent

Hold on to your heads Surf City civilians as we go for a little ride of flat sea with no waves for at least a fortnight maybe even 3 weeks,.... Hueys way of telling us to catch up with things on the home/work front perhaps!!! Kia-Kaha !!

Photo of The Week

This weeks photo comes from Dale Cooley, the shot is of Sam Dillon during one of those crazy sunsets last week, the location is somewhere along the Boulder Bank. Great Shot!!

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 ...