Thursday, December 04, 2008

Brighton spring sessions

wooo havnt updated in while.. apart from being super lazy 1) I had a hematoma in my knee from snowboarding, so just got angry when the surf was pumping but i did manage to get a few shots on the film camera, and 2) the spring wind has been howling onshore for the past few weeks..

but in amoungst the NE wave engulfers there has been a few good evening off shores..

heres a shot showing the state of the sand bars. the inner bar has been producing insane barrel sections, with an ankle deep sand bars..

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

frozen finger chronicles

Although the icey offshore breath of winter has left and we are welcoming in warm water temps and strong onshores i finally have developed my film from the winter..

Its just a collection of about 3 or 4 sessions at my backyard (new brighton)

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Nice session at magnets.. a week ago now now, but since i munted my knee hitting rails, im still dreaming of this mental 5 hour session. Must be summer already?

i only snapped a few shots as we bolted back over the hill to ease our surfed out stomachs with some food, but the session went as follows, arrive, 2-4ft sets rolling in at mid-high tide, by the time we get in the water, the tide is so high the sets are less frequent and smaller..the crowd thins to just us.. 1 hour later the tide has dropd and the wave fest begins..

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

3 in a row

Had a great weekend surfwise.. the air temps are heating up, but the water is still ball shrivellingly cold.. Got a few good waves in at brighton on fri, before heading up the coast for a few brews, a whale jam and the underwater handball nationals.. Along with catching a good couple of dying feet at mangamanu, meatworks on sat and g-bay on the way home on sunday..

nice snow capped kaikoura's in the background..

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mo Love

Shot over to Boulder, Colorado for work, and had a brief one day layover in LA on the way home. Apart form the amazing variety of people, Venice Beach would have to be a highlight, and checking out the Mollusk store was definately my favorite thing in that town.

Purchased a couple of teeshirts, and just in awe of all the fish, logs and quads in the shop.. Not much waves.. but the dudes assured me it was pretty good up by the piers.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Barrel's at brighton

The swell and offshores have been coming together in perfect harmony for over a 2 weeks now. I just havnt had a chance to get some good shots in between enjoying the 7 deg air temps, and 9 deg water temp, but here is a few petra snapped while i was getting amongst the BARREL FEST!!

Secret city reef

This spot rarely works, it takes a pretty big swell and the right winds and as you can see it was perfection. A good twenty minute paddle and nobody around.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Mountain Sliding

Freshies and pealers

Thats right, thats snow.. i guess thats pretty usual for down south, but since this is the second time its snowed in the city this winter its pretty special. Probly should have got some logs out there, but i sat infront of the fire instead..

Bonus for the mountains though, almost 100cm base at hutt and lyford..

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Black and whighton

Heres a few nice shots from the local..

and one of me about to get loose at midshore..