So what is more exciting than surf in Nelson some might ask??
It is without a doubt the anticipation which preceeds it. Whether you stare at a Swellmap graph or delve deeper into the Madden-Julian Oscillation one thing is for sure, us surf-city frothers love nothing more than the thrill of the chase. Most of you already know where I got the inspiration for this little spill from and if you dont already know then maybe its time to pan your eyes to the horizon... Could it be that once the swell arrives it is almost anti-climatic and our eyes once again look to the crystal ball for future predictions?... Whatever or however you deal with it the anticipation and anxiety induced by an approaching swell is quite possibly the curse of the Nelson surfer.
This is why the out-of-towner will look at you puzzled when you say the word 'Groundswell',,,,
The NIWA experts late spring predicted a long hot summer due to el-nino but those same experts are
now saying past-tense that we will be in for a wet warm summer due to La-Nina
Anyhow, back to school and work we go , where the next sytem stops.... do you know .....