Barrister and writer Tim Kevan meets a world champion waveskier and a shaper
Waveskis are the surf canoes that you sometimes see catching waves in the surf. It’s a less well-known sport than surfing and those that take it up are sometimes disparagingly called ‘goat-boaters’. But there are two waveskiers in North Devon who are held in equally if not higher regard than many surfers. One is a bona fide world champion and the other is an experienced and highly respected shaper.... read on
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Courtesy Jim Riecks, here's a link to a 12 min. video from his trip to the 2009 Worlds. Scenery and hot competitive surfing clips of many competitors from around the world. Enjoy!
Hi Everyone Hope you're all well & still getting out in the surf enjoying the good conditions we've been having. The only news I have this time is all from the NZ Open & AGM. A full report on the Open by Steve Gibbs & Brett Cronin is below. Along with heaps of photos taken by several people. There are still more photos that I will include in other newsletters. The main news from the AGM is that the committee is remaining the same. That is - John Nowak - President, Steve Gibbs - Vice President, Jo Zervos - Secretary, Ziggy Gorczynski - Treasurer & Brett Cronin - General Committee Member & International Delegate. The membership fees are also unchanged. The venue for the 2011 NZ Open will be decided in 3 months time. If you (or your province/club) are willing to host it please let us know. If no one else puts their "hand up" the boys at Gizzy are keen to do it again. The AGM minutes will be sent to all financial members separately.
Happy Easter to you all and the winner is ..............Nigel Bryant wins the NZ Open from Brett Cronin.
It was classic off-shore conditions for the two day comp, plenty of sunshine, waves, international flavour with people from as far away as Wales, South Africa and of course Australia. The Aussie guys rocked up in their own 'Princess Queen of the Desert Motor Home' complete with 3 double beds and on board shower etc. conversely Trevor Kimber from Wales had his own reconfigured hippy van complete with meth stove and home away from home bed...