Here’s a quick snapshot or overview if you like of what I’ve been shooting recently. Since early November I’ve been hanging around the Dunedin beaches on the eastern coastline. This is a wee glance at some of the images that I haven’t published on my Facebook or Instagram feeds, or in the Photo Library. These are moments of observations that caught my eye as I wandered.
15.08.17, 5:21pm – I took this last week at the end of a run of days with warm temperatures that reached into the teens. On the day I took this, It was already 10 degrees by 7am in the morning, which for Dunedin in August is pretty pleasant.
The annual Boardmasters Festival finished recently in Cornwall, England. Held over four days through August, the event is a combination of live music, surfing and skateboarding competitions in and around the town of Newquay on the Cornish coast.
The Quiksilver Men’s Open was won by Austalian Lliam Mortensen while to New Zealand’s Ella Williams took out the Roxy Women’s Open for 2017
Video courtesy of the World Surfing League
Highlights: QS World Surfing League
Whangamata surfer Ella Williams has won the Roxy Pro QS1000 at the Boardmasters in England. The current New Zealand Women’s Champion won the title over the Australian pair of Mikaela Greene and Claire Bevilacqua while Argentinan Josefina Ane was fourth. Ella Williams is competing in the World Surf League qualifying tour where she has placed consistently in the Top 30.
Elliot Paerata-Reid of Piha has finished fifth at the Hello Pacitan Pro (QS1000) held in Java last week. Elliot made it through the quarter finals before being beaten by eventual winner Rio Waida from Indonesia. In their quarter final Paerata-Reid’s s two best waves recorded him a score of 4.65 while Waida finished with a total of 13.50.
Everyone headed back up the coast to the spit again this morning for day 2 of the South Island Surfing Championships. With the wind and rain having past through, conditions were fine with some decent early waves for the competitors that kicked off after 8am.
The call was made at 7:30am this morning for everyone to move up the coast to the spit at Aramoana for day 1 of the South Island Surfing Championships. With a decent number of entries for this years event (hosted by the South Coast Boarders), heavy rain, a persistent breeze and a swell created by cyclone cook greeted competitors.
Here’s some of the action from the morning session on Day 1.
New Zealand surfing ace Maz Quinn is calling time on his 20 year surfing career by missing this years #Nats2017 in Piha. He won open titles in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2006 along with being the first New Zealander to win a World Qualifying Series (WQS) event in 2001.
Full article from the Gisborne Herald: http://bit.ly/2iHy2dd
Maz Quinn in action during the 2016 National Championships held at St Clair Beach in Dunedin.
Looking back at 2016. With the year drawing to an end, I thought it would be timely to look back at some of the events that I’ve covered this year. Today, Surfing from the both the Nationals and South Island surfing championships.
This isn’t a definitive collection images from the 2016 season, rather a selection of images from meetings that were photographed, the people, the places, the moments and the memories.