Wednesday, 26 April 2006

The Real Storm



Two days of invasive rain, driving winds, and flooding around Otago certainly got the sand banks moving along the coast, alot ended up on John Wilson Drive, and was like driving through a snow drift, big gouges out the sand banks at St Kilda, lets hope it all creates some rocking new sand banks when the swell dies down. So on my rounds today I caught a few pics of the St clair-Kilda coast in its white wash fury,
Above: White Island being trashed by huge waves breaking right over the top.

Above: Don't you love the wee kids shoes that got left at the roadside from the warmer weather in the weekend, which are now entoumbed in blown sand along with the whole fence line at the beginning of JW Drive.

12 comments:

Surfer Jo said...

Looks like Aucklands west coast all winter :( nice photos tho nic...i did hear you got some rain down there yesterday :)

Anonymous said...

So surfer jo, ya think ya can handle the Otago coastline?
Better be prepared to use your full lung capacity and make sure your friendly to the locals!
BTW we have one of the best boardshapers down here called Graham Carse of Quarry Beach Surfboards.... You might be needing him!!! LOL

Surfer Jo said...

If your trying to say auckland doesnt get heavy waves your an idiot and should stay in school, do some research and take a look at some pictures of Auckland west coast beachies...I think my Morris 5'11 will handle otago just fine.

Anonymous said...

LOL, already your feisty, we are chill outs down here, get with the play; I wasn't dissing you, mearly advising u that southern coast waves need lots of lung capacity!!!
BTW I'm not a schoolie

Anonymous said...

You might want to bring a quiver down for your trip, and a tow board if your really nice to the locals

Surfer Jo said...

Yea im betting the lung thing will be my major problem, i dnt get cold easy but our water doesnt get much below 15C in the middle of winter LOL, but im keen for it :) hopefully i can get some good ones.

Anonymous said...

Best you pack a kidney belt, 6/5/4, booties, hood and gloves as well as thermals with a built in heater! As the water is already 12 degrees.
The best local remedy is a case of speights before you go out, then you can tell your mates you were a Southern Man for a day. (Before the chopper picks you up for hypothermia).

Nic on 29 April, 2006 21:41 said...

geez its not that bad.. but speights is.. that pisswater will thin your blood.

Anonymous said...

oh my god.. let me apologise for anonymous..come on down and enjoy the waves,surfer jo the waters not too bad 4/3 + booties (if your soft like me).lol.
MOST locals are friendly and would love to share some watertime with you..and scarfies antics will provide you with laughs if its flat.which is highly unlikely .lol

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the "anyon" is write the scarfies give us all a good laugh when they get recused off Bird Island, hope your still bringing a kidney belt though!!! LOL

surfersdownsouth on 30 April, 2006 21:30 said...

Hey Surfer Jo;Best thing to do if u don't know anyone down here is to hit Quarry Beach or the Esplanade Bar and make yourself known; Your bound to find a local surfer in either of those places

Surfer Jo said...

Yea well if i cant hitch a ride with jono i guess ill just jump on a bus and make my way down to the beach, gotta score some of these waves tho you guys dnt know how lucky you are. Our west is pretty much always onshore and our east flat :( the up side is when east gets swell its epic and when west goes offshore its sick as well.

 

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