Forget Summer, How Good Is Autumn!!! / by craig levers

How Good Have The Last Four Weeks Been! 

Seriously. What a run of waves on all coasts. This past week the East has continued to have swell while the West has been consistent too. There's some surfed out school holidayers that is for sure. I stayed home, battling rips, mistiming tides and generally freaking out that I was going to snap the brand new board without actually standing on the deck.

6'1" Jam Model by Hayden Chamberlain ... Need a new board of world class quality, that's made for YOU? Go see Hayden at HC HERE


Surf Photog's Curse was in full effect this week too. What's that? Well it is a very real documented anomaly. The gist of it is, if you have the camera ready, guaranteed it will cloud over, a sea breeze will kick in, or everyone will randomly paddle in. Fact; tripods are actually cloud diviners, set them up and sure enough the only cloud in the sky will zoom over to you. Need rain? Organise a photoshoot. Just ask any veteran Surf Photog about it and you'll see them physically twist and twitch, then mutter, 'we do not talk of such things'.  

There was a little beating of the curse though... 

 Love this swim out

Love this swim out

 So close to the shoot talked about in the Photo CPL blog  HERE

So close to the shoot talked about in the Photo CPL blog HERE

 Variation #73... again close, but not quite

Variation #73... again close, but not quite

 Molten glass wall

Molten glass wall

 Green lit goodness

Green lit goodness

 Evening glass off

Evening glass off

 You can see the theme huh? 

You can see the theme huh? 

 Beautiful autumn evenings and the best place to end the day

Beautiful autumn evenings and the best place to end the day

Didn't better it this week. This freshly framed print is now for sale at The West Coast Gallery, Piha. The archival print is 900mm wide, then matted and in wood box framing so it's about 1300mm wide... fill that big wall. Click on the image for more details. 


ASFF Up The Ante

 click on the image to check out the teaser

click on the image to check out the teaser

The Aotearoa Surf Film Festival is hitting new highs this year with the addition of Russell Ord's feature film. The W.A. charger has moved to Auckland, he's married to a Kiwi. He'll be introducing the film as part of the ASFF at the legendary Crystal Palace on May 19th. Book your tickets HERE
 

From The Galleries

Got a cool story to share with you about this pano next week. If you wanna see it larger, or BUY IT, Or LIKE it, just click on the image