Day One / by craig levers

The Surfing Nationals are back at Piha this year, in fact this very week. I'm not the official photographer this time, so it has freed me up to shoot the surfing around the heats. To maybe, hopefully, shoot the sessions the surfers actually want to go out in, not have to go out in. Last night, despite the onshore conditions a sweet little session went done. Here's a cheeky sample of last night's fun.... 

 Billy Stairmand the defending champ

Billy Stairmand the defending champ

 Ella Williams in the big Tasman

Ella Williams in the big Tasman

 Grommie freeing his fins 

Grommie freeing his fins 

 Grommet on the charge

Grommet on the charge

 My flatmates for the week sharing meals and waves... Billy Stairmand and Sean Peggs

My flatmates for the week sharing meals and waves... Billy Stairmand and Sean Peggs

 Peggsy, getting one away from Billy

Peggsy, getting one away from Billy

 Keone Campbell on the tear  

Keone Campbell on the tear  

 happy chaps

happy chaps

 smashing the corner pocket

smashing the corner pocket

 Keone in classic form

Keone in classic form

 Peggsy 

Peggsy