Contrasting coast

Photo by Craig “CPL” Levers and Jereme Aubertin.

Right on call, Mother Nature has seasonally moved this winter. June 1 is the first official winter day in New Zealand and it definitely looked like that, because the weather is pretty bad all over the country. We also got a pretty rough hand at surfing the regions. Less than the boundary conditions for the east side of the North Island and essentially the same for the West, which is currently plagued by strong, chaotic waves and NW winds. You probably all see a lot of blue on your favorite panel, which indicates a bad or very bad rating.

However, there is always a window between the chaos. It can only be a fleeting flash of sunlight, which gives an otherwise terrible surfing a slightly brighter atmosphere. Or in the case of Piha, an unexpected change in the NE wind on Tuesday afternoon, combined with several other very rare elements, which created a local delicacy!

Did anyone say Kirr? Photo: CPL

Dune Kennings, the right place at the right time. Photo: CPL

Our correspondent Piha Craig “CPL” Levers captures the story: “It was the shortest of the windows. This direction of swelling and clean winds are such fleeting rarities. The tide must be the lowest and the ebb is always only for a few hours. I went back to the beach after touring in the city and I thought, is it offshore? It wasn’t quite right yet, but it was clearing up quickly.

“Being in the parking lot is like a badge of honor. Welcome, welcome my friend, you saw what I saw, eh. All the reasons and reasons are behind the door, nothing else matters now. The foam levels in the parking lot are staggering. We are all frenetic and unanimous. If there were non-surfers, I’m sure they’d laugh at that shared amplifier. Wax a bigger board, moisten and pray in your spirit that you will get over the guillotine. ”

Dune Kennings adds: “So I was on the instruments and I got a text from the CPL, ‘Caves are on.’ I quickly packed up and fired home to grab a few boards and then went straight to North Piha. I prepared without checking it, waxed the podium, and ran across the sand dunes to see the crazy waves that looked like Kirr peeling off the beach. ”Photo: CPL

“It was one of those days when all the stars came together and you have an unforgettable session.” Photo: CPL

Tim Bailey, also very excited to have a pulse. Photo: CPL

Admire it, according to the sounds of things, it’s a very rare sight. Photo: CPL

A kind of surfer is needed to make the garbage waves fun, and Kehu Butler definitely belongs. Photo: Aubertin

Then there was the east side the next morning. In stark contrast to Piha, but a bit of a shared charge, a bit of sunlight, and an urge to tear, Te Kehukehu Butler and his younger cousin Taimana Marupo enjoyed a lot of fun in some terrible waves. Kehu is gone Australia competes and surfs most of the year, so he likes to return home, pick up his younger cousin Tai, and visit some of the beaches where he grew up as a groom. As Kehu says: “The main beach (Mount Maunganui) is definitely not known for good waves or close, but it is a great practice for QS events. A light northwest wind made fun ramps to the right in the middle of the beach. Mount rarely gets good air sections, so Tai and I made the most of it. ”

Marupo Diamonds and Te Kehukehu Butler. Photo: Aubertin

Tai loves meeting her cousin, and Kehu’s life stories on tour encourage him to surf hard. Photo: Aubertin

Kehu is sharper every time he returns from overseas, his strike rate has been quite high in this session. Aubertin pictures

For most, only one wave is enough for the session to take place; in the case of Kehu, he has more than 10 waves to choose from. Aubertin pictures

To us, Taimana looks like he’s heading the same way as his big cousin. Aubertin pictures

Fortunately, the weekend will again offer a nice wind: Northland East | Auckland West | Raglan | Taranaki | Bay of Plenty Coromandel | Gisborne | Hawkes Bay | Christchurch | Dunedin

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