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Silas has been on hand at the Cold Water Classic in Gizzy snapping away for KSM.
Gisborne's Jay Quinn has topped off the briefest of home stopovers this weekend by winning the O'Neill Sequence Surf Shop Pro - event one of the SOL Surf Series for 2010/11.
Tim O'Connor and Leon Santorik (Ngati Toa) went wave for wave at the Auahi Kore Aotearoa Maori Titles over the weekend with O'Connor getting the nod scoring 17.00 out of a possible 20 points for a well deserved win.
Silas has been lapping it up in Bali at the Oakley World Pro Junior in Cunggu.
Hood, booties, gloves.. Southern Sacrifice Sam Hawkes blows an exam, Shayne Baxter breaks his foot and Doug Young brings his baby daughter along. All in a day's work down South.
With an abundance of east coast swell over the past few months, Saturday was 'just another day' on the Coromandel.
Here are a few photos from the shenanigans that went down at the after party following Billy Stairmand's National Title win.
In crumbly 2ft Piha Bar, Maz brilliantly out-surfed Luke Hughes (2nd), Alex Dive (3rd) and Nick White (4th), with some some big forehand hacks and a couple of vertical backhand reos. “I think I might be like red wine and be getting better with age” Quinn said after his win. All images by Silas / Kiwi Surf Mag.
The $800 excess baggage fee, angry locals and small onshore surf wasn't enough to put a dampener on a recent Billabong grommet trip to northern NSW, Australia. Keone Campbell, Matt Hewett, Buck Woods, Ben Poulter and Dune Kennings all made the most of the crumbly conditions and warm water.
Sometimes I feel more like a courier than a photographer, driving all day from one place to the next. It's just as well New Zealand has a few nice sights along the way.
The drive from Taupo Bay to Mt Manganui takes about 8 hours. But having driven up to Taupo Bay only that morning, then having left that evening at 9pm in order to get the island on, I can tell you it it feels more like a 20 hour drive. Cyclone Rene didn't produce as good quality waves as many had hoped, but who can complain with super fun waves and water as warm as I can remember.
The O’Neill Sequence Surf Shop Pro at Makorori Beach, Gisborne. Event number one on the Export Gold Series. Silas from Kiwi Surf Mag caught the early action from Day 1....