Just got back from the most awesomest amazing 8 days away up at Ahipara on Ninety Mile Beach. It was so cool. The weather was amazing. James surfed so well though unfortunately got knocked out of the comp a couple of days ago. He was competing in the National Surfing champs in the Open Mens and U18 divisions (he's 16) so did extremely well and certainly showed he was a worthy competitor. We were so proud of him. He's a couple of photos. I took lots. Mostly of James surfing.
The first is a shot of Shipwreck Bay at Ahipara which is the bottom of Ninety Mile Beach. See the waves peeling in off the point and round further they get bigger. You can actually drive around the point over rocks and sand for miles. The second is James coming into a very good deep bottom turn and the 3rd is James just completing a re-entry, see the spray he's made with his board - that's good- that's called smacking the lip and he'll carry on down to the bottom of the wave for a bottom turn - the lower he goes the better. The waves he surfed in the comp were actually much bigger than these but I couldn't get photos cause he was too far out.