If you've been reading the emails sent the last 3 weeks you'll know I've been tripping all over Italy. It was crazy cool, a trip of a lifetime. We came back through Hong Kong with good reason... not to partake in the riots, which actually were happening while we were there. No, there was a more pragmatic reason. I got to visit my printer's HQ and pick up an advance copy of NZ Surf: The Collection Vol 2 . It has been this year's big book project. And I can, being 100% un-objective, report it is a banger.