Treading Water / by craig levers

There is no prize for guessing where the swell led to this week. Nor is there a need to mention it's most hallowed of names. If you know you know. And if you do know then there's no point in showing off and telling everyone, right? 

These missions are always rad. The call to come, a late night drive to miss city traffic, a pre-dawn rush to the boat ramp. As we've all got older things have got more refined. No more paddles across the harbour. No more wooden dingys with 2hp seahorse outboards [I think paddling may have been faster]. No more 2 kilometre trudges up the beach. 

Thanks to Dean Werne and his 5 metre fibreglass, cabined powerboat, things are good! Energy conserved for treading water. These are the days, the days you remember. It might be just that one moment of perfection. That one single section of a wave that there was not a drop of water out of place. It only takes one wave. One ride. 

 Cale Tolley, chief organiser of the day and the chief behind  Copious Clothing

Cale Tolley, chief organiser of the day and the chief behind Copious Clothing

 These lips have teeth!

These lips have teeth!

 Tim Tompson putting his Piha Ditch gromhood to good practise

Tim Tompson putting his Piha Ditch gromhood to good practise

  Eastern Peak , is available as a print, simply click on the image for size options

Eastern Peak, is available as a print, simply click on the image for size options

 Power Ranger Matty Bennet

Power Ranger Matty Bennet

 Khan Butler on form as ever

Khan Butler on form as ever

 Kehu Bulter...I'm thinking he's thinking he's pretty stoked his dad Khan is a good surfer

Kehu Bulter...I'm thinking he's thinking he's pretty stoked his dad Khan is a good surfer

 Kehu sneaking under the lip

Kehu sneaking under the lip

 Kehu in a drainer with Jerry hooting on

Kehu in a drainer with Jerry hooting on

There'll be locals that will say this was not a perfect day. Fair enough. A beautiful winter's day, a strong swell running, clean off-shores, barrels, good mates, old mates, fun catch ups, 6 hours in the water, 500 photos...that's a perfect CP day. 

 

Subscriber Give Away Given

This white on white print of Perfect View  has been won. Caleb How won the draw, there were 32 entries, that's 32 people out of 1020 subscribers... hmmm pretty good odds for the motivated huh! 

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From The Galleries

Here's another one from the day. It was selected because of the framing, the wisps of off-shores and how groomed that wall is. Damn I wanna go surfing!  

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