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Swell times in NZ

Swell times in NZ

It seems like ages since our last monthly newsletter...I guess it was a month ago! There has been heaps of surf all over the country so you should of scored something in the last month. Hey did you here about last Sunday Raglan went off with solid 6 foot plus peaks and the local crew absolutely shredding it to the max. Yes we will probably call last Sunday "Big Sunday" as there were several places with sizeable surf.

Just to name a couple: Gisborne 4-6 feet, Wairarapa the same just right for the Wellington Champs; Kaikoura 6-8 feet of swell with Maungamanu 6 foot for the Longboard Classic; Chistchurch who I might add has suffered from terminal flatness this summer was, wait for it 6-8 feet. Last but not least down Dunedin way and not to be out done, St Clair had a rising south swell of 4-6 feet with Aramoana solid 4-6 feet northeast swell. On the other coast we had New Plymouth going off with 6-8 feet down the coast and town a more easy to handle 4-5 feet.

Contest wise in the last month we have had the Gisborne Surfing New Zealand Pro. This was taken out by our resident Open Mens Champ Daniel Kereopa. The South Island Longboard Classic was won by Ian Bell & Nicky Murden in the mens & womens open respectively.

The News...

Oakley/ASL Big Wave Awards Wellington Surfing Champs What's New? Product Reviews Chill Out! Shots of the Week You've Gotta be in to Win

Oakley/ASL Big Wave Awards

Did you see TV1 News last night? New Zealand surfer Doug Young was announced first runner-up at the Australasian Big Wave Awards presented on Australias Gold Coast at the weekend.

The award was presented at the ASL Surf Industry Ball 2003 at Jupiters Casino and was judged on the biggest wave caught in Australian or New Zealand waters over an eight-month period ending February 22, 2003.

Youngs effort at Papatowai Reef during the Rex Von Huben Big wave challenge stood out for the judges and would have received an award if thered been one for a wave caught from a paddle-in, as opposed to the rest of the nominees, who all caught waves with the assistance of a jet ski.

Wellington Surfing Champs

We headed over to Castlepoint last Saturday to check out the Wellington Regional Surfing Champs. A fantastic sunny day, Wairarapa really turned on the weather...and not bad waves either with semi clean 2-4 foot consistent east ground swell waves & light variable winds over the 2 days.

Results and pics will be loaded in the Surfco Homepage soon.

What's New?

Look what the guys at G Force have come up with, a Raspberry & Lemon Drink... hmmmm ....yummm!!

This will keep you guys surfin' for hours!!

Don't forget to enter the G Force Comp too

Click Here To Enter:

Product Reviews

Looking for new gear? Wanting to know the technical in's & out's of the latest gear on the market? Check out the product reviews we currently have loaded on Surfco. You'll find reviews on everything from Surfboards & Watches to Freebords and Car Seat Covers!

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Chill Out in the Snowco Website

While it may be a tad early to get away with wearing your ski boots to the local bar, it is not too early to pay a visit to the Snowco website to start gearing up for the 2003 snow season! We are planning for another big year and have a lot of exciting developments to share with you, so make sure you keep tabs on what is happening throughout the season.

In the first major competition of the year, Snowco is giving away One Adult CHILL Pass which will allow one lucky punter access to seven great fields in the Canterbury Region in 2003. This is a sweet comp, so if you're wanting to rip some fresh powder on uncrowded slopes, get in there and check it out! Gotta be in to win...

Click Here to enter the Competition:

You've Gotta Be In To Win!!

Check out this months comps...The Hot Buttered Surfboard is still up for grabs, along with G Force giveaways, Surf Videos & a Bean Bag.

Hot Buttered Surfboard

Closing date is 1-April-2003 Surf Club Members... login To Enter: New Members... subscribe To Enter:

G Force

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Surf Vision Video

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Blob Bean Bags

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Can't stay to talk, the swell is pumping, so see you next time. Remember "Surf b4 u surf"


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