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PlayStation2 Friday Arvo Surf Update


PlayStation2 Friday Arvo Surf Update

Hi Alistair,

It is looking like waves for the contests that are on this weekend... The Auahi Kore Aotearoa Maori Surfing Titles at Kaikoura and the Cape Classic being held at Westport. And for the rest of us taking a well-deserved break, yes it's the long weekend, there are waves to be found and shredded.

This week we are stoked to announce a brand new partner onboard! Those of you in the know would have already heard about Coastlines NZ, but for those who don't - Coastlines NZ is a brand new Kiwi 'Surf & Beach' lifestyle label. This band of passionate men and women surfers are sponsoring 'Keith's Comments' section on the home page - (Keith gets to keep his job!).

Coastlines point of difference is that it's been specifically developed for Kiwis by Kiwis (What a great idea!). So if you are just about anywhere in NZ and are looking for a surfing specialist check out the wicked range of Coastlines clothing, wetsuits and footwear etc through the individual stores. Click on their advert below to check out their offer to Surfco FASU subscribers and to find out where to get your Coastlines gear!

------------------ WEATHER SITUATION:

A bunch of lows have passed under the South Island are and heading further to the east. The low that was in the northeast has dropped south quickly and weakened. We have a front wedged in between the low and us. There is a largish high in the Tasman Sea slowly slipping on to us bring the easterly quarter winds.

---------------- REGIONAL REPORT:

North Island

Northland; Auckland; Coromandel; Waikato; B.O.P:

West Coast: Southerlies tending southwest and then southeast by Sunday. On Monday it is looking the lighter winds tending northerly. Rising swell tonight from the southwest. Should be quite big 5-6 feet tomorrow and start to ease late Sunday and be more comfortable by Monday with 2-4 feet expected. LT 1500. Camera Link: http://surf.gravitymail.com/cp/47591C9I524F07N44YJN4J6V/

East Coast: As I'm writing this a few of you are slipping into a couple of clean waves on the East Coast. Yes we have swell but it will start to ease today. This afternoon we have 3-4 feet of east swell with a fresh offshore southwest all the way from the Far North to the Coromandel. The wind has a touch more west in it in the Bay of Plenty. The swell will swing to the southeast over the weekend and continue to ease. Southwest winds tomorrow with a brief burst of southeast Sunday morning and then back to southwest for the arvo and Monday. HT 1700. Camera Link: http://surf.gravitymail.com/cp/47592C9I524F07N44YJN4J6V/

Gisborne:

Usually one of the places that has waves over the Labour Weekend but it doesn't look promising this weekend. South to southwest winds all weekend. Now we have a developing east swell that will be with us today tomorrow easing in the arvo. A south swell will develop and should peak on Sunday. The swell has already picked up this afternoon from the east and we have an onshore southerly wind affected 2-3 feet. HT 1520. Camera Link: http://surf.gravitymail.com/cp/47593C9I524F07N44YJN4J6V/

Wairarapa:

East swell this afternoon that is getting bigger. We have 2-3 feet and it should get bigger. We also have a south swell that will start to build tonight and tomorrow. Southerly this afternoon and southerlies tomorrow tending southwest in the afternoon and southwest for Sunday and Monday. The south swell should be 4-5 feet tomorrow.

Taranaki:

Looking like a good place to be for Labour Weekend with offshores and swell. Southeast winds today, tomorrow and Sunday with northeast on Monday. We have a rising southwest swell tonight that will peak tomorrow and ease slowly over the weekend. HT 1725 Camera Link: http://surf.gravitymail.com/cp/47594C9I524F07N44YJN4J6V/

Wellington:

West Coast: No action this weekend sorry. If I'm wrong I'm stoked for you. Offshore southeast winds all weekend. Quite strong at times so we might see more swell going out to sea. HT 1725.

South Coast: The southerly is with us, so is the rain. We have about a foot of wind swell that will get bigger. The swell will build tomorrow and peak on Sunday. Unfortunately we will have southerlies all weekend tending southwest Sunday. Monday is looking like a good option with the wind easing and becoming northeast in the afternoon and a couple of feet of south swell lurking around. HT 1320. Camera Link: http://surf.gravitymail.com/cp/47595C9I524F07N44YJN4J6V/

South Island

West Coast:

Rising southwest swell today and tomorrow easing on Sunday. Good winds with southeast tomorrow and Sunday tending northeast by Monday. LT 1800.

Kaikoura; Canterbury:

Kaikoura: The swell has picked up from the east and we are have 2 foot with more on the way. A southwesterly wind this afternoon. The wind is supposed to go to the southeast tonight. With east to northeast tomorrow. Northwest to west and then southwest for Sunday and Monday. The swell will ease from the east late tomorrow and we will see a south swell start to develop on Saturday. HT 1500.

Christchurch Beaches: Good waves this afternoon. The east swell has kicked in and we have 2-3 feet and it is looking good with southwest offshore. The northeast swell will linger around tomorrow as well. Southerlies are forecast for tomorrow and a developing south swell. Sunday we should see northwest to northeast winds. Camera Link: http://surf.gravitymail.com/cp/47596C9I524F07N44YJN4J6V/

Dunedin; Southland:

The northeast swell has picked up this afternoon. Southwest winds as well. Northeast swell tomorrow and a developing south one. Southerlies tomorrow with northeast late Sunday arvo and Monday. We should have reasonable amount of south swell by Sunday. LT 1855 Camera Link: http://surf.gravitymail.com/cp/47597C9I524F07N44YJN4J6V/

----------- WHAT'S HOT:

Coastlines launches into the long weekend. Yes the full range of surf gear, from thongs to wetties and boardies to boards. Just before the World Cup starts to get serious, the generous buggers at Coastlines have a footy to give away with every hundred bucks shelled out at Coastline stockist.

Special Coastlines Offer to Alistair for receiving the Friday Arvo Surf Update.

For each $100 spent on Coastlines products from 20th October until 2nd November, you will receive a free Coastlines Rugby Ball (RRP$29.95). While Stocks Last.

Print & Cut this Special Coastlines Offer and take it into your nearest Coastlines Stockist.

http://surf.gravitymail.com/cp/47598C9I524F07N44YJN4J6V/

------------- COMPETITIONS:

This weeks winner of the PlayStation2 Amplitude Game and PlayStation2 T-Shirt is Meredith Kelly from Wellington. To be next weeks winner, click here (If you have already entered last week, you are still in the hunt for this week!).

Also, the winners of the Dirty Dog Competition have been announced. They are Nicole from Auckland, Gus from Mt Manganui, Dayne from Auckland and Sam from Dunedin. The prizes are in the post guys!

PlayStation2 Comp: http://surf.gravitymail.com/cp/47599C9I524F07N44YJN4J6V/

Enjoy your long weekend and see you tomorrow. Remember to 'Surf B4 U Surf'.

Cheers, The Surfco Team

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