V2 is Here...Almost / by craig levers

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. 

An actual real book, already getting beat up from people having a blat on it...with a cheeky 1600 of it's siblings arriving at the end of the month!

An actual real book, already getting beat up from people having a blat on it...with a cheeky 1600 of it's siblings arriving at the end of the month!

I can't claim editorial prowess for this book, the concept and execution is all on Warren Hawke. He's the creative force behind it all, my roles are publisher and contributor. As the publisher, this was a no brainer to take on; the first volume of The Collection sold out in just over a year. Warren had..and has...identified a need for a book that reflects all aspects of our Kiwi Surf culture.

I can't claim editorial prowess for this book, the concept and execution is all on Warren Hawke. He's the creative force behind it all, my roles are publisher and contributor. As the publisher, this was a no brainer to take on; the first volume of The Collection sold out in just over a year. Warren had..and has...identified a need for a book that reflects all aspects of our Kiwi Surf culture.

As with Vol 1 the book is crammed packed with NZ surfing royalty, shredders, big wave tacklers, women, long boarders and grommets. Warren draws no destinctions between craft ridden, age or sex. It's just about celebrating Aotearoa's rich surfing culture.

As with Vol 1 the book is crammed packed with NZ surfing royalty, shredders, big wave tacklers, women, long boarders and grommets. Warren draws no destinctions between craft ridden, age or sex. It's just about celebrating Aotearoa's rich surfing culture.

An important element of the book is the continuation of the Surf Village features. It worked super well in Vol 1 and this has been refined and distilled in Vol 2.

An important element of the book is the continuation of the Surf Village features. It worked super well in Vol 1 and this has been refined and distilled in Vol 2.

And there's wave porn... don't you worry, there are lots of waves to paw over.

And there's wave porn... don't you worry, there are lots of waves to paw over.

Regional diversity is nicely covered off with surf breaks from the Far North to the Deepest South...and right in the middle.

Regional diversity is nicely covered off with surf breaks from the Far North to the Deepest South...and right in the middle.

There's contributions from Logan Murray, Doug Hislop, Shaun Tunny, Bryce Wilson, Wayne Parkes and more.

There's contributions from Logan Murray, Doug Hislop, Shaun Tunny, Bryce Wilson, Wayne Parkes and more.

From our elite athletes...

From our elite athletes...

....to where it all started.

....to where it all started.

The movers and the shakers...

The movers and the shakers...

The artists

The artists

and the far flung

and the far flung

The 192 page+ Hardcover edition will arrive at the end of the month. BUT the advance copy signals the opening of pre-sales. We are taking orders now for those who want to be first on the block with their copy. And of course secure a copy of the limited edition run...once the 1600 are gone; and they will go, that's that.   Pre Orders are Available    HERE

The 192 page+ Hardcover edition will arrive at the end of the month. BUT the advance copy signals the opening of pre-sales. We are taking orders now for those who want to be first on the block with their copy. And of course secure a copy of the limited edition run...once the 1600 are gone; and they will go, that's that.
Pre Orders are Available HERE