NZ Surf Magazine #168 – March / April 2016
Seeing out the epic summer comes the latest issue of NZ Surf Mag, what was forecast to be the most intense El Nino summer on record with relentless westerly winds, proved the exact opposite with plenty of easterly quarter winds providing offshores out West and with several cyclone and sub tropical lows swinging out off our coast the East Coast was gifted a record run of swell. In recognition of this most of this issue is put together with imagery and trips on the East side of both islands with the lower South Island featuring prominently.
Buck Woods lands the COVER a just reward for a hard weeks efforts, chasing waves around the Otago Coastline from 4AM till 10PM.
Inside embedded in ink:
The 2016 Billabong National Surf Champs held in Dunedin crowned many new champions, yet the main story was the record equalling feat of Billy Stairmand who fought off a rampaging Maz Quinn to take his fifth title.
We also caught up with 5X National Champ Ian ‘Ratso’ Buchanan and the newest 5X Champ Billy Stairmand to get each of their perspectives on the accomplishment.
With an all time run of East Coast goodness we feature a photospread dedicated entirely to the East #EASTISBEAST you’ll be drooling at some of these gems!
The Pita Pit Roady ventured down south and scoured the Otago and Southland Coasts. Adventures were had and plenty of all time waves were stumbled upon.
We get ALL BARRED UP at a underground river bar, groomed from massive floods Santa finally delivered some swell late in 2015 and a select few scored!
We feature the giant killing SOUTHERN BOYS, Elliott Brown and Jack McLeod, who recently dominated the Junior divisions at the National Champs. We took off down into Southland with the lads and spent the day watching them shred and hearing what they had to say about their lives as surfers.
PLUS we hear from Paige Hareb and Gavin Bisman on matters close to them, which will be regular features from now on!
In scary news, winter wont be far away, and inside this issue we also feature the best Winter Wet Suits to see you enjoy those cooler months in comfort and warmth. Technology has come a long way so check out the latest suits out there on the market.
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