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New Zealand’s premiere big wave arena, Papatowai, awakes after going into hibernation and a handful of kiwi big wave chargers are on the spot to paddle and tow into the biggest waves ridden in New Zealand for years.
The more effort you put in and the more extreme the missions are somehow intensifies the actual feeling you get when you ride the waves at the end of the river, over the top of the mountain or on the other side of the planet.
Storm Surfers in New Zealand wouldn’t have been possible without – you guessed it – Doug Young and Shayne Baxter. Lucky for them they came across two kiwis that redefine the parameters of surf exploration. You couldn’t ask for a better mix of experience, blind courage, and good humour.
After last year’s success, the CUBA night surf generated one of the largest crowds seen off the pier at New Brighton.
When Doug Young Calls you up to go on a surf road trip ones mind starts to race...
Having just been given a free bottle of Bourbon and only drinking a couple of drinks, something stopped me from finishing it and having a big night out. I actually had a quiet Saturday night in, waking up early to do my reports and have a mean surf in the morning, with a rising swell and offshore winds on the cards!
Surfco's Doug Young took out his third Biggest Paddle-in Award, a prize reserved for rides performed without jetski assistance at the Oakley Surfing Life Big Wave Awards 2009/2010.
With the full moon glistening, the white lines on the road were rife with images of what the end of the road had to offer. Not just boring white lines that hypnotize you and seem to have no end. These lines had images of heaving shacks and deep below sea level dredgers with an intensity that would have even the most adrenaline filled junkie bursting at the seams!
New Zealand Big Wave Surfer Doug Young has caught some of the biggest waves ever surfed in Australasia with wave face heights well over 40ft in size.
Storm Surfers 2, the sequel to Discovery Channel's Storm Surfers that premiered last summer in New Zealand, see’s Australians Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll team up again with top meteorologist and surf forecaster Ben Matson to track and chase the biggest storms and swells they can find, surf them and bring them to your screens.