Monday, August 28, 2006
Hardcore status slipping up a notch today yeah!!!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Lyall Bay: on the south side of Welly, exposed to direct swell from the far-south Pacific. This place gets large on strong southerlies, but doesn't quite ever get frontside... only one or two smack per wave at best. Also works as a full down-the-line on offshore and cross-off northerlies when the swell is up... but rare and cheap-ass down-the-line. Nothing to get excited about GARY! ;) Very convenient - only 5-10min drive.
Plimmerton: on the west coast, up near Porirua. Launch is from Plimmerton Beach on the Onehunga Bay. Works best on norwesters with potentially smooth wave rides with several frontside shmackers possible when its right. Also works on W through WNW, but much less gooder. About 1/2hr drive.
Wairarapa/Palliser Bay: Apparently good wavesailing here, never been, Two hr drive from Welly. Lots of drunk people on Saturday nights in Lake Ferry, burning their SUVs in bonfires. Thus - good times watching others in dispair.
Taranaki: THE definitive wave spot in New Zealand, if not one of the worlds best waves. Never sailed there yet, I am sure the starboard-tack mast+ mackers will destroy me. Looking to go this spring. Drive is about 4-5hrs from Welly.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Projects: Da frickin' spocks (my nemesis). Backs and Petes at Plimmy.
Welcome to my spin-off blog. We will still be maintaining our other blog: The Adventures of Charla and Fish, but this one is much more geared towards a metamorphosis of sorts, and to my passion for windsurfing.
Cheryl and I came to New Zealand because of our desire to travel, but mainly to windsurf, and to windsurf a lot. Wellington is statistically one of the windiest cities in the world, if not the windiest, so it just seemed to make sense.
Windsurfing has dominated my life over the last twelve years. While I am far from a pro and I do work full-time as an engineer, I basically live to windsurf, and cannot get enough of it.
This blog will chronicle my gradual transformation from a dedicated hardcore wind-chasing fool, to a dedicated hardcore father of twins. Yup, that’s right. My wonderful partner Cheryl is 15 weeks pregnant with a couple of little buggers. Finding out about that, I can tell you, was quite the shock to the system! Needless to say, a major change in priorities is about to set itself upon me.
This blog is dedicated to this metamorphosis. While I hope there is middle ground, I think we are talking about opposite extremes of a spectrum. Enjoy.