Last Sept/Oct I took my first ever non-kayaking trip to Nicaragua for 6 weeks of surfing (but that is another story, I'll post some pics later).
This NZ summer was fairly average for kayaking, we got a lot of days of rain, but very few rain events that amounted to enough water to hit the creeks. Our saving grace was the fact that the swell was quite good, meaning there was lots of surfing to be done.
Here are a few shots I managed to get from a small surf trip I took during my last couple weeks in NZ. Of course none of the shots are of me ... or for that matter people I was surfing with. It was very interesting coming from kayaking where it is easy to document your adventures, into surfing where because of the consistently changing conditions there is no way you are going to sit on the beach and watch / photo your friends surfing these amazing waves ... you are in the water from the moment you get there till the moment the swell dies down, the tide changes, the wind changes or your ride is pulling out of the parking lot. It is that fear that the waves could die down at any moment or you might miss out on the set of the day ... Classic FOMO!
Scenic landscape on the shores of Whale Bay.
Some quality waves rolling into Raglans, Whale Bay The dude on the waves 'right' didn't make the section but the guy on the left got a sweet 100m ride
Probably one of NZ's best surf spot Raglans Indicators Waves everywhere, a non stop onslaught of perfect waves at Inside Indies
B-dog enjoying his downy after a 5:30am surf session at Whale Bay Walking out for a sunrise surf at Kiritehere
We met some friends along the way and saw some stuff.
On my way to Cali for some Kayaking ... but looking forward to my next surf session!