Wednesday, 31 October 2007

October 2007 - the month that was


Hydro Surf Fun Day


This Saturday 3rd November is the
Hydro Surf Fun Day
The competition will start at 8am on Saturday morning at the South Coast Boardriders Clubrooms.

12 & under
14 & under
16 & under
18 & under
jnr womans
open mens
senior 30+ mens
masters 40+ mens
grand masters 50+ mens
open longboard
open body board

ENTRY $5 for 12 & under per event
$10 for over 12's

Major Prizes for best surfer, best wave, best wipeout & best move...

JUJU Crew & Taliband

will also be
playing at the club from approx 4 oclock (there will be a $5 covercharge for the bands, not much when you think of the calibre of these guys, and the bar will be operating from 3)

So everyone should get along for an awesome day.
Due to this excellent day the next club ladder will be Saturday 10th Nov. See you all on Saturday.


Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Kaikorai Estuary


I went for a walk around the Kaikorai Estuary, Waldronville, which is just a 2 minute walk from my back door. there was no wind at all, so very glassy. Had a play with some filters in lightroom

Above and two below on the horizon is Green Island.

and just to finish off, for my family overseas.. Ishana with her new baby 'Electra' living in Ashburton with Amber .. Fugly is a proud Dad.

Monday, 29 October 2007

Rich Dawn


Golden light in the morning. somewhere close to home.

More munching South East Swells


Above: on the 25th of October, high seas and a lower eroded beach profile allow the run-up of the sea to wash away the sand again . Below: left, the diggers chew out the sand stockpile at Middles for placement of sand in front of the sand sausages, right- three days after the placement of the sand a large amount is washed away again.

Above:a view looking towards the Esplanade of the lowered beach profile. Below: left on the 23rd of August a few weeks after the initial coverup of the Sand Sausages.. sand levels at the base were much higher, than in the weekend (right).

Sunday, 28 October 2007



Two at top, Pete on Sunday morning @ St Clair
Above left -Jay out at St Clair Sunday testing out our new 9'1 surfline, right- soon after a freshly creased board. I think it was a bit heavy and messy for a longboard today

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Cape Classic Westport - Comp Day Two - part 2


Pictures doing the talking today, the second part of the Bayhouse Cape Classic Surf Comp hosted by the Buller Boardriders.

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Cape Classic Westport - Comp Day Two - part 1


Sunday the 21st of October - Day Two of the Bayhouse Cape Classic Surf Comp.

A week ago we were checking the swell maps to see what was in store for us, at first it looked like it was going to be flat for the comp weekend, but as the days passed leading to the event, the colours changed, the isobars tightened, and we knew that by the end of the weekend we would be facing some massive surf. Sunday's conditions were no surprise, with a jump up from yesterday to about 6 foot in the morning. Two below- An early shower reigned over the first few heats. The Bay was filled with foam and whitewash.

Above- the sun finally came out as the swell steadily built, some clean faces emerged as the wind died. Below two: Left- deliberation in the judges tent, Right- the road to the end of the Bay lined with mini grandstands.

Above: the longboard semis Below two: Left and right Cadets and Junior semis.

Above and below: Tony Schafer, the style master

Above two: Left- Sophia Moore and Right- Hayley Coakes in their Semi heats.
Below: Just to give you some perspective of the conditions in the Bay. Pic taken after lunch, the arrow points to a competing surfer (magnified in the box). On the rocks halfway between the arrow and the seagull is Jesus Rock, the jump off point for out the back, to avoid the paddle out.

Above Two: Indescribable conditions, waves twice as deep as they were high. The wind whipped up again mid arvo and a sea fog hovered around the bay. The conditions were quite challenging to photograph, I thought that I had it sussed, but the westcoast light is very different than Dunedin's. With the sun almost overhead and shining on the backs of the waves, and the glare off the foam played havoc with my light meter readings, so I lost alot of what I thought were going to be good photos, I will put them up in another post tomorrow.
Below: Special mention, during the finals of the cadets, Jordan Durst first paddled out through the rip to right out the back, after a few waves, and his heat nearly over he climbed out at the inside rocks and ran around the side of the bay, then without hesitation jumped off Jesus Rock to complete his final.

More photos from Day two will be posted tomorrow, including the pics from the prize giving.

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