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NZ Surfing #187

 

The Winter Survival Issue

 

Delivered straight from the moods of this winter’s oceans, The August/Sept Issue of NZ Surfing showcases what we have right here on our very own shores. While this may take a hardier approach to taking on the elements through winter, these sessions right here on our home shores showcase what incredible world class waves we do have right here under our noses.

 

Firstly, on the number 1 page we feature ‘Big Guy’ Matty Hewitt on the COVER, these days Matty has taken a backward step from chasing the dream of being a pro-surfer and has settled into a career as an electrician. While work comes first, Matty always hopes that the best swell of the year just might coincide with some time off so he can score his local, and on this given day that just so happened to go down.

Next we hit the road over July and August scoring several epic sessions at various locations from the original kiwi surf spot in Piha, to one the world longest left handers up in the Winterless North and then across to a relatively secluded point break on the East Cape. There’s nothing as good as a roady with mates and the banter, laughs and good times that go down on these and this Winter we scored! Proving you don’t need to take off to the tropics.

Piha the OG

 

Land of the long lefts

 

The Road Less Travelled

We caught up with several of our kiwi reps who are out there ‘Flying the Flag’ focussing on where they sit at the half-way point of the tour, the struggles they face and the hard slog to joining their fellow kiwi’s Paige Hareb and Ricardo Christie on the big time tour.  Featuring Billy Stairmand, Elliot Paerata-Reid, Ella Williams, Daniel Farr, and Kehu Butler.

 

As part of our Winter Survival Feature we get the inside knowledge from two top gurus in Olly Farley who gives us a few surf specific fitness tips to get through winter and we focus on mental health with Sir John Kirwan who shares with us a few stories of how surfing helped his life and how to manage the ins and outs of day to day mental health overload.

Winter Surf Fitness

Mental Health with Sir JK

We also bring all the best gears to get you through winter comfortably.

 

Winter is often a time for ferocious angry storms which produce huge swells, and we eyed up a pretty unique, one in ten year swell in fact, and headed out beyond  the Horizon to take on a reef which sits 25k out at sea, NZ’s answer to Cortes Bank. Lead by Daniel Kereopa, a couple of complete virgins to the big game world, grab the rope and ride some massive mountains. While the waves witnessed that day would go down as the biggest ever seen in NZ, ocean conditions at the time meant most weren’t ridden, however DK rode one wave that will be talked about for a long time as the biggest wave ever ridden on these shores, go grab a copy and decide for yourself.

Beyond The Horizon

Also featured:

 

Wonders of Winter Photospread- the dream images from the golden sessions of winter.

 

Then and Now- from back in the day till now, Erin Saunders reflects.

 

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NZ Surfing is available at all good bookstores, supermarkets, Gas Stations and selected core surf shops. You can also subscribe by contacting subscriptions@nzsurfmag.co.nz or www.isubscribe.co.nz

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www.nzsurfmag.co.nz is undergoing updates on its shop site so please be patient, we’ll get to it when the wind goes onshore!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus much more NZ surfing goodness from the shores and surfers of Aotearoa!!!

 

NZ Surfing is available at all good bookstores, supermarkets, Gas Stations and selected core surf shops. You can also subscribe by contacting subscriptions@nzsurfmag.co.nz or www.isubscribe.co.nz

NZ Surfing is also available for digital download on www.magzter.com

www.nzsurfmag.co.nz is undergoing updates on its shop site so please be patient, we’ll get to it when the wind goes onshore!

 

 


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