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Winter Woolies

Winter Woolies

Welcome to our June edition of your Surfco Monthly. Well, Keith is a sneaky little weasel and has taken off for a surf. So, I'm here to deliver your fix of surfing news, events, pics, comps...& a feminine touch!

The Kaikoura Classic held at the beginning of this month scored good waves AGAIN - Offshores, sunny, a perfect 3 feet, and snow on the mountain ranges. Check out the results below.

For all the girl surfers out there, check out the "Wave Women" article in the new DASH mag (details below) and there's also an opportunity to win some jewellery form Opanui - sterling silver jewellery with a difference (see the latest comps).

The News...

Winter Woolies

O'Neill Cold Water Classic Results

Girls Surfing

2003-04 Oakley/ASL Big Wave Awards

Bali - Hot Deals

Win Prizes

Winter Woolies

You could well be needing winter woolies as grandma used to say, this winter.

I love winter, not just because there are less people in the water. Its because the weather can actually be better. No rain and no seabreezes...just cold.

Winter swells pushing up from the south on both coasts. Cold southerlies howlling through Wellington and the Cook Strait region. Snow on the foot hills in the South Island. Brrrrrrgh,makes me feel cold. Wetties are so good now that we don't have a worry do we. Just keep your noggin out of the drink.

If you don't have a good wetty for this winter then treat yourself to one and you will never look back. A good fitting warm wetty is paramout if you are going to surf through the winter. So get down to your local surfing specialist and check out this winters models. We will continue to do our job and keep you informed on the winter conditions.

O'Neill Cold Water Classic Results

This was the last event of the South Island Surfing Circuit, held at the Meatworks in Kaikoura, with 3 foot waves. The contest attracted over 100 surfers, with Llewelyn Thomas taking out the open title.

The Results were as follows:

O'neill Open

1st Llew Thomas (Chch)

2nd Hayden Brain (Chch)

3rd Manu Schafer (Chch)

4th Johnny Hardaker (Chch)

R & R Junior

1st Maru Pou (Dun)

2nd Jim Kerr (Dun)

3rd Nick White (Mt Mang.)

4th Johnny Hardaker (Chch)

O & E Senior

1st Tony Schafer (CHC)

2nd Aaron Surgenor (Kai)

3rd Scott Hunter (Dun)

4th Alan Temoananui (Kai)

Hydro Surf Masters

1st Lee Morris (Chch)

2nd Richard Baxter (Kai)

3rd Glen Shuker (Chch)

4th Graham Carse (Dun)

Black Flys / Dolphin Encounter Longboard

1ST Glen Shuker (Chch)

2nd Dale Finlayson (Dun)

3rd Paul Bennett (Chch)

4th Doug Young (Dun)

Euphoria Women's

1st Heidi Shanks (Kai)

2nd Pai Pou (Dun)

3rd Leilani Morgan (Chch)

4th Angie Koops (Kai)

Globe / Kaikoura Surf Cadets

1st Josh Chambers (kai)

2nd Levi O'connor (Kai)

3rd Cole Barlow (Chch)

4th Nash Robertson (Kai)

Kaikoura Lodge Grand Masters

1st Graham Carse (Dun)

2nd Paul Bennett (Chch)

3rd Chris O'Malley (Kai)

4th Rob Burn (Picton)

Manta Bodyboard

1st Jamie Robertson (Blenhiem)

2nd Aaron Lock (Chch)

3rd Nathan Denton (Kai)

4th Daniel Roberts (Chch)

Girls Surfing

We've found a new magazine on the shelves - DASH...the essential read for the healthy kiwi woman.

Check out the great article called "Wave Women" - A girl's guide to surfing.

This is about the rising number of women surfers and how to get started in this predominantly male dominated sport.

Keep an eye out for this mag, as next month there's an article on women in snowboarding.

2003-04 Oakley/ ASL Big Wave Awards

Australia and New Zealand waters

Prizemoney $20,000 1 June 03 - 31 January 2004

The Big Wave Awards are on again, meaning that the surfer who rides the biggest wave between 1st June 2003 - 31st January 2004 in Australasian waters will win.

This was won last year by Ross Clarke-Jones (an Aussie) for his tow-in ride in September 2002, at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania. Runner up was our very own Doug Young, with a massive wave ridden off the South Island reefbreak, Papatowai.

Major challengers for this OAKLEY/ASL BIG WAVE AWARD include: Paul Paterson and Courtenay Gray (have already had some practice sessions south-west of West Australia), Cheyne Horan of the Gold Coast, Koby Abberton and Mark Mathews of Maroubra, and Doug Young and Miles Ratima of New Zealand.

Bali - Hot Deals

With the colder temperatures of the New Zealand waters, plumeting air temps & some fantastic deals on - now's a great time to check out surfing overseas.

There are currently some fantastic deals happening.

If you're keen on getting to warmer waters, contact Andrew from

Click on the button ad on Surfco for details...

Also, check out the "Surf Tours" section of Surfco which may have some links to help you:

You've Gotta Be In To Win!!

Check out this months Surfco Comps...

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There's also heaps of cool prizes to be won at

Click Here to Check Out the Snowco Prizes!

So that's about it, enjoy the uncrowded winter surfing and check out the surf reports which we'll be updating right through the winter.

Remember "Surf b4 u surf"


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