Thursday, October 28, 2010

Paige Hareb second at the World Surfing Games

Paige Hareb has placed runner up at the 2010 Billabong ISA World Surfing Games in Peru this morning. Paige led the final until the last two minutes when the Australian surfer Chelsea Hedges got the better of the final exchange and jumped into the lead.
Hareb continued to dominate for the New Zealand team progressing through to the final. ISA / Paolo Lopez. 
Hareb continued to dominate for the New Zealand team progressing through to the final. ISA / Paolo Lopez.
    The result equals the best ever at the World Surfing Games by a New Zealand surfer and is the best result ever achieved by a female team member.

    Paige has helped the Quiksilver New Zealand Surfing Team to eighth place at the event - 3 places higher than their result in 2009.

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    Longboard Festival due to start in Taranaki

    The flash moves are out and the surfing styles of the 60s will reign during the longboard contest at New Plymouth's Fitzroy Beach this weekend. New Plymouth Surfrider's Club president Mark O'Connor said competition would be all about hanging ten and walking the board. "It's an old school competition which we started about three years ago. We go back to the old moves that were common in the 60s," he said. "It's all about smaller surf, about two to three feet, which we call logging waves. The forecast is good with fine weather, light winds and a two metre swell."

    The contest is restricted to the first 48 entries and one division covers everyone. "No-one gets eliminated in the first round. The emphasis is on fun until the finals when it'll be a bit more serious." The top prize, a $1700 Del-designed glide model longboard, will be offered as a spot prize.

    Surfing will be at Fitzroy from 8am until 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend is dubbed "a festival of surfing, art and music". An art exhibition of works by surfers cum artists, Daryn McBride, of Mt Maunganui, and Tony Ogle, of Gisborne, will be held in the clubhouse. "They are both recognised artists and their art is for sale from $100 to $3500," O'Connor said. The music starts during registration tomorrow night with local band Cut the Chord, continues on Saturday night with Johnny Dillon and ends with Wellington group, The Common Ground, on Sunday.

    Monday, October 18, 2010

    2010 NMD/Mountain Dew Taranaki Pro this weekend!

    That's right: forecast is looking epic for the swag of New Zealand bodyboarders frothing to make good this weekend. Check it out!

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    Canterbury groms a threat to be reckoned with...

    The National Scholastic Surfing Championship has finished up for 2010, with Bay of Plenty taking the title for the second year in a row. Super nice waves and sunny weather blessed the event held at Makorori Beach, Gisborne. Also nice to see was the Canterbury Team improving on last years results, finishing 6th — just behind Gisborne and ahead of Northland. Standouts include Seventhwave ambassadors Luke O'Neil (first in the Longboard Division), Alethea Lcok and Kristi Zarifeh, but congrats must go to the entire Canty team. Well done!

    Monday, October 4, 2010

    Blast from the past

    This trade-in was brought into the shop last week — to our surprise it was one of our very early models, which despite its age, is still going strong. It's at least 20 years old. We thought the prints were pretty cool...