Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year to you all!

From the Team @ Seventhwave
May 2012 be the best surf of your life!

Here are our Christmas/New Year hours:

Saturday 24th 10-4
Sunday 25th CLOSED
Monday 26th CLOSED
Tuesday 27th CLOSED
Wednesday 28th 9-5pm
Thursday 29th 9-5pm
Friday 30th 9-5pm
Saturday 31st 10-4pm

Sunday 1st CLOSED
Monday 2nd CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd CLOSED
Wednesday 4th onwards: normal hours

Thursday, December 15, 2011

MAMBO meets Seventhwave

As well as making wetsuits under the Seventhwave banner, over the years we've made wetsuits for various companies and organisations—from YMCA and Wetspac Helicopters to Surf Schools across New Zealand. But when MAMBO asked us to make a line of wetsuits for their 'Mambassadors' (team riders) we got pretty excited. MAMBO have such a visually creative past—many of our team remember those classic MAMBO artworks that would grace the walls of groms around Australasia. So we knew we'd be in for some colourful concepts.

Here's some pics of our latest MAMBO offerings. And be sure to check out the MAMBO website while you're at it.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas gifts


Get into the water this summer !
Check out our great Christmas
gift ideas for the whole family!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Strongbow Neon Night Surfing Bondi

Night Surfing with a twist.

Check out the new invention for night time surfing.
Fist pumping and glow sticks on waves sounds like Bondi Shore is on its way?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Nepal Riverboarding Expedition 2011

The world's first attempt at river-boarding down Sun Kosi River in Nepal is happening now. This has to be one of the craziest things as it is glacier feed by Mt Everest!

The team, led by Huw Miles, will be made up of world class international riverboarding guides who will attempt to navigate 280km of Sun Kosi to become the first team to riverboard this amazing river.

Keep an eye out for our own Seventhwave team rider Emily Cournane. You can check their progress out on their facebook page

Or on their website

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Estuary, rivers, beaches are all clean! Surfs up for summer!

Finally after more than one year and almost 8 billion litres of untreated wastewater overspill, Christchurch waterways have finally been declared open for recreational use.
The Avon and Heathcote rivers, the Estuary and Scarborough beach have today been reopened following extensive earthquake-damage repairs.
Since the September quake about 7.8 billion litres of untreated wastewater, which would fill more than 3100 Olympic-sized swimming pools, spilled into city rivers.
Sewer overflows reached a peak of around 85,000 cubic metres a day, across 28 different overflow sites, immediately after the February quake.
Christchurch City Council water and waste manager Mark Christison said over the past eight months that volume had reduced and as of today, discharges had stopped.
''There was around 12 kilometres of major sewer pressure mains that needed to be completely replaced before the sewer overflows could stop.
''We gave ourselves a deadline of having the waterways and beaches reopened in time for summer - it's been a tough challenge but the teams on the ground have worked hard and achieved our goal.''
He warned there would still be occasional discharges of untreated sewage into the rivers, as a result of problems encountered during repairs to pumping stations and pipes.
Christison said the situation would be monitored carefully over coming months, and it was likely that some small repair jobs would still be required to address isolated leaks.
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey said it was likely bacteria and viruses remained in river sediments, and all waterways must be avoided for 48 hours following heavy rain.

Friday, November 4, 2011

November News: Extreme cliff jumping at Eldorado, Switzerland


Our November newsletter is about to hit your inbox! Here it is if you don't subscribe: it's a good one.

  • Canyoning Eldorado Ticino, Switzerland
  • Standby for a summer of surfing
  • Seventhwave Most Outstanding Surfer Award
  • Slater wins 11 in '11
  • Feedback from Lacanau, France
  • Skateboard Handplane: a How-To video

Friday, October 28, 2011

Great White Surfing

What would your first thoughts be when a great white shark try's to have a little nibble out of you and your board?

Would you shout for help?
Punch it the nose?
Swim to shore?

Well a man from Oregon USA 
was surfing when a great white shark attacked him.
His first thought was to swim to shore as he was swimming to shore the shark swam under him,
at the same time the man stood and tamed this best for a few 
seconds as he rid the shark closer to shore.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

River/Polo Bugging

This is a quick intro to New Zealand made bugging sport

With the Riverbug, Wildwater Designs set out to design a river tube that is capable of running harder river rapids. The result is a whole generation of general purpose high-tech tubes that are both sleek and sturdy.
Comparing an inner tube to a Riverbug is like comparing a Model T Ford to a Lamborghini

River Bugging

The Standard riverbug is an all-purpose bug, and is stable and easy to use. It is the ideal bug for beginners and intermediates to use on a river, whether it is a float trip, or involves rapids. Experienced bug paddlers can run Grade 3 river rapids in standard Riverbugs.

Bug Polo

Bug Polo is a game played during winter at an indoor swimming pool. Players sit in the River Bug and propel themselves with the fins on their feet. The game itself is a cross between netball and water polo.

To check the site out go to

Friday, October 21, 2011

Deep Canyoning NZ

Have a go at canyoning for thrills and spills in Otago

 Deep Canyoning New Zealand are doing trips in summer for people who want to see the amazing wilderness of central Otago has to offer

Descend the spectacular canyons of the Matukituki valley.
Explore your way through crystal pools and native forest.
Plunge down water polished chutes, ab sail down waterfalls.
Climb, swim and float through a spectacular world of water-sculpted rock and sparkling, crashing waterfalls.

Does this sound like you?
If so, check out their website to organize a day trip with them.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Seventhwave put to the test: canyoning in Ticino, Switzerland

Seventhwave wetsuits get put to the test—check out this amazing canyoning video from Eldorado Ticino, Switzerland. From cliff jumps to waterfall wandering, this stuff is crazy!

This video shot by Joe Bugden and Daniel Clearwater features their trip to Switzerland. The crew are all NZ canyoners and if you like what you see and want to try canyoning in NZ, visit their website is a non-profit website set up by Daniel to promote recreational canyoning in New Zealand.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October newsletter: Tahiti monsters & world tour wars

 Our October newsletter is about to hit your inbox! Here it is if you don't subscribe: it's a good one.

  • Tahiti monsters & world tour wars
  • What wetsuit for me? interactive product finder
  • Hit the road Jack...
  • New Zealand-wide paddle-out to protect beaches
  • Feedback: the world's best wetty!
  • Slingshot shredding in Thailand

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Taranaki Surfing reserve

The Surf Protection Society want the entire Taranaki coastline to become an official surfing reserve. 
Mr Shanks said such a move would not necessarily give the surf breaks any greater legal protection than they now enjoy under the regional council's regional policy statement. "But what it would do is turn peoples' heads towards the importance of the coastline and its surf breaks. It would mean that if in the future there needed to be debate about any particular break and the effects any developments might have on it, the reserve classification would give us a base for the debate." 
What do you think? Is it a good idea? 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Google Earth Surf search

Google Earth Challenge 2, a contest started where readers sent in waypoints on Google Earth. They chose a winning entry based on surf potential and sent the winning reader on an all time surf mission.

This time they ended up in Skeleton Bay, Namibia.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Seventhwave Ambassador Ben Rees, winter tripping

Seventhwave ambassador Ben Rees recently escaped the South Island winter waters for some excellent Australian surf. Watch the video above, or for more on Ben and our team riders check out

Friday, September 9, 2011

Christchurch beaches are OPEN!!!!

 The health warning at Christchurch beaches has been lifted just in time for summer.
After a loooooooooooong 6 months its finally time to wax up your surfboards and hit the town beaches.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Surf, snow & sun: September Newsletter

 Just in case you missed last week's newsletter, here it is in full glory! This months lineup includes:

  • Snow day fun...
  • Help! Our new suit needs a name
  • What's new online?
  • Stoked and Broke
  • Feedback from an Optimist
  • September Facebook winner
  • And finally, you can Skype us
Check it out here:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Body Boarding Training video

Want to take your body boarding to the next level?
Check out Seventhwave team rider Ben Mackinnon's training video to get you ready for this summer and for your next comp!

Monday, September 5, 2011

WCT rolls into New York

The Quiksliver Pro is due to start this week. The swell is looking good over the next few days, tune in around midnight (NZL time)  to get your WCT surfing fix!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ocean Wave Performance

For the past 6 months Lyne Pringle has immersed herself in the shifting tides of South Dunedin. In this time she has choreographed the whole of Forbury School into an oceanic dance as it navigates its way through a decision by the Ministry of Education to close it down.
 Ocean Wave investigates the notion of finding solace in the sea and the various ways that people interact with it. South Dunedin is one of the most densely populated urban areas in Australasia; one of the poorest neighbourhoods in New Zealand borders one of the most affluent; all inhabitants share a precarious border with a dynamic rising ocean that licks constantly at vulnerable sand dunes. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

2011 Burton Open

Today and tomorrow is the New Zealand Burton Open.
Mens and women's slope style and Mens and women's half pipe.
You can watch it live Now.

Also this weekend is the New Zealand Winter Games
The 100% Pure New Zealand WinterGames has many of the best athletes in the world competing in freeski, snowboard, alpine, cross country and ice skating be sure to check it out at Southern Lakes area, Neasby, Dunedin and Mt Hutt until the end of August.
Tomorrow night at 5.30pm Qeenstown will be lit up for the Parklife invitational rail jam. Be sure to check it out if you are in the area.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Beach Re-Opens?

Christchurch's contaminated beaches and rivers could be cleared for recreational use as early as November, the Christchurch City Council says. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Nike US Open of Surfing

Once again Kelly Slater win's
10 Time world champ looking for his eleventh world title as he comfortably bets Yadin Nicol
who only scores 2.57 in the final.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Red Bull Extreme Snow Boarding

Red Bull has just released the Art of Flight trailer.

This is going to be a great watch and with the release on September 7th it's not a long wait to see people fly. So keep an eye out for it.

The movie has taken two years to complete and it is sure to please any snow lovers.

 There will be highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, also the lows, where avalanches, accidents and wrong-turns strike.

Read More..

Monday, August 1, 2011

ASP Grand Master Iain Buchanan

At 50 Years of age Iain Buchanan has still got it.

 Iain has taken out the ASP Grandmasters comp in Rio de Janeiro/Brasil
just in front of the defending champion Glen Winton from Australia.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Big Waves Fiji

This is the biggest swell to hit Fiji in over 20 years!
Kelly Slater called it “the swell of a lifetime.” In fact, he skipped the Jeffery's Bay WCT event just to score Fiji. That's the life eh?

Like Slater, Dean Bowen, Scardy, Nick Vasicek and Mikey Brennan's have all been watching and waiting for this swell to hit Fiji. Now its been and gone, but this is the amazing video they have came up with.

For more footage of this amazing swell, check out

Monday, July 25, 2011

Waikuku today

Dan suiting up and out surfing in the blizzard at kuku this morning.... thanks for pic Doug

Snow the icing on the quake!

Monday 25th July and snow white has arrived throughout the south and 'by crikey' its still snowing!  What will it be for the rest of the week?  Gore Bay or the Maldives?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Billabong J-Bay Pro

2011 J-Bay Billabong pro is on over this week.
We have set up a link so you won’t miss any action.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Lake Wanaka Triple BASE

The Triple Base competition returns to Treble Cone this Saturday 16 July 2011. Testing the mountains, boarders and skiers to three thrilling events packed into one day. Yew!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

250Kms On a BiC Jungle

What a legend!
250kms in six's days paddling seven hours a day
absolutely mad but absolutely awesome
David Dvorquez

Read the full article here....

Thursday, July 7, 2011

2011 European Fish Fry

 The Alley fish fry was created in Australia and now has spread to Japan, Europe and the US.
The next event for the fish fry is in Europe and if it is like any of the others it will be worth a trip over there.

Video from the previous event 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cycling Madness, Tour De France

With the tour madness in France at the moment it has inspired many of us to get back on the push bike, resulting in a pain in the backside and cold toes. Luckily Seventhwave has got it covered with the bike saddle cover and cycle booties or toe covers (a must have on frosty winter mornings).

Monday, July 4, 2011

Red Bull Tribute

This is a video to inspire and please any outdoor mad man or woman. Featuring wakeboarding, wind surfing, snow boarding and much more.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waves in your own back garden: July newsletter

The July newsletter is out now! Those of you on our email list will have yours in your inbox, otherwise check it out here. Remember if you want to get it direct to your inbox just sign up on our website.


  • Surf to Summit: ski & surf NZ in 5 days
  • Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
  • Feedback: who needs batteries?
  • Kaikoura Cold Water Classic 2011
  • Wavegarden: waves in your own backyard
  • Facebook winner

ISA Games Update...Three days gone, three kiwis left.

Paige Hareb pushes through the pain to advance on day 3 of ISA World Surfing Games in Panama. Also advancing is Phil Morris and Matt Cockayne in the longboard division
Matt Cockayne

Monday, June 27, 2011

Billabong ISA World Surfing Games 2011

The New Zealand Surfing Team has joined 200 of the world's best surfers from over 28 countries to compete in the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games

You can watch it Live here.
 But you have to be up early to watch it as it starts around 1am NZ time

Good luck New Zealand team!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

International Surfing Day

Today 21st June, the winter solstice, is International Surfing Day. The annual celebration of the sport of surfing. The day is observed with surf contests, barbecues, film screenings and other surf-related activities. Surfers also use the day to give back to the environment by organizing beach clean-ups dune and other habitat restoration and other activities such as lobbying for surfbreak protection.If you can't make it to any events simply go for a surf.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NZ Surfing White Wash Weekend

Sarah Mason has struck gold at the Swatch girls Pro junior France, winning the comp in style. She will now hopefully qualify for the ASP World Junior Series which starts October 3, in Bali, Indonesia.

Also Richard Christie placed equal 3rd at the ASP Super Surf International, a Prime rated event. Christie moves from number 55 on the ASP World Ranking to number 44.

Super sick weekend for New Zealand surfing!