After an awesome time hanging in Chch I hoped on a bus to Dunedin. To catch up with my shredding buddy Bevan Hall, he has been studying down in Dunedin and living the scarfie dream. We was flat out studying but was kind enough to lend me his car while he went to school. Dunedin is an amazing place for surfing! You can surf nearly every day on almost all swell directions! Its cold but if yo suit up in the right gear you stay out for 2 plus hours. We surfed St kilda a few times and made it out Arrows twice. My favourite spot was Allans we did the hike in hike out and scored it soooo good!
Im studying Full time in Auckland now so my window of opportunity for shredding is smaller. For this trip I had 3 weeks off for mid semester brake. I decided to head to Wanaka to pack in as much snowboarding as I could and sneak in a bit of surfing on the way. My first stop was Christchurch to get some surfing in with my little bro Mike and my cousin Nessa. We managed to surf Magnet Bay and Scarborough. I then hooked up with an old buddy Piers Harding and we rolled out to Taylor’s Mistake and scored 2-3 foot fun waves.
For the Easter holiday we booked a Bach in Ahipara. The access to the Bach was challenging you needed a 4 wheel drive and the access was tidal meaning it had to be 4 hours either side of low tide. The Bach was very ‘kiwi’ and made for an awesome unique trip. We managed to score ‘Super tubes’ after 2 days of waiting and it was well worth it. Thanks to all the crew that made the trip so fun!
It was a long weekend in Auckland and we headed to Northland on a Camping surf mission. We ended up staying in NZ most northern camp ground when a cyclone hit! As we were staying in tents it was one of the longest nights of my life. The next day we woke to perfect weather and had an amazing trip with a fun little crew.
Rad Gloves owner Jeremy Burns and Ollie Pops filmer Jeremy Richardson come to NZ to hang out with the Nz Rad team for the last week of the season. We had an awesome time hanging out, playing BBall and snuck in a bit of snowboarding!
For the last 2 years I hosted the ‘Burton Stash Gathering’ at Remarkable’s. The park crew there always do a amazing job on building a fun creative seat up. Thanks to every one that came and hung out.
The conditions very challenging on day 1 of qualifying with many of the competitors getting injured. I managed to put my safety run down and finish 9th in my heat. Unfortunately on Day 2 of qualifying the weather was so bad they had to cancelled the men part of the competition.