NZ Surfing Issue 180


Summer has been a scorcher, yet changeable with the typical summer weather patterns becoming unstable, along with sub tropical storms these weird patterns have created some unseasonal consistent surf almost everywhere across the country, which many of the fruits of are inside this issue.

You  may have noticed the NEW look title and size which we have kick started 2018 with, this is something we have been working on for a couple of years in the background, combining our historical look and acknowledging where we have come from over the last 35 years balanced  with current design trends here she is, we hope you dig the new face, which is supported by an epic summertime keg with Buck Woods locked inside at his local as our feature Cover image.


Inside we feature:


The National Championships: In what was expected to be small and blown out conditions for a Gizzy Summer, the National Champs rolled into town and timed a week long swell which simply pumped. Gizzy Pipe was in all time form and Makorori’s Red Bus saw out the rest of the week long tournament, we get the inside scoop on the key happenings of a memorable champs.


The Olympic Games: With surfing’s inception into the Summer Olympics, we take a look at what we know so far, and how NZ fits into the puzzle and whether we have a chance at qualification.


Shootout At The Farm: Man Vs Machine Vs Ocean.

We score a certain island whos identity was protected for years by an alias, these days the secret is out! But the Farm had its say and regulated the crowd by use of the powers of ocean Vs machine which saw the sinking of many craft. By late arvo the power of technology was utilised to ride those waves that often get away from the means of traditional paddle and the results were mind blowing.


West to East and Back Again- A students adventure: We take to the road in traditional NZ Surf Mag style with the Raglan Surf Acadamy 2017 students. Waves wait on no one and to score you often have to do what it takes to get to your destination, leaving the West Coast at 3AM bound for the East, surfing all day and then headed straight back West to time a fresh swell was the recipe for this trips success and it paid off big time.


2018 Wetsuit Guide: Wetsuits are the second most important tool of a surfer, therefore as a NZ surfer you shouldn’t be wasting your time with sub standard equipment. We feature the latest and greatest suits designed to get you through the colder months in comfort.


Plus much more locked inside these pages including:


An epic summers Photospread

The Man Behind The Word- Who is Roger Hall

Between Drinks- Shane Grimes and his Piha Bar love affair.
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