The autumn that keeps on giving

ANOTHER weekend, another solid swell on the way.

I could get used to this.

Saturday looks set to provide some fun waves around Gisborne with three to four feet of south swell predicted with light winds in the morning.

Get on it early though as mid-morning it looks like the southerly blast will come through.

On Sunday an absolutely maccing south swell will be making its way up the East Coast.

Pick a sheltered spot and go have some fun.

That same system is banging head on into the bottom of the South Island, and with it bringing a cold snap and the first decent snow dump in the mountains.

Time to dust off the snowboards and skis for the upcoming season (and the hoods and booties for that looming sea temperature drop).

Due to Saturday’s mixed conditions the third and final event in Gisborne Boardriders’ Club’s standup paddlesurf series has been postponed to spring.

The following weekend will be the third event in the longboard series, on Saturday, May 27.

This is will be the final of the series and champions will be crowned.

Looking further out are two more exciting GBC competitions, both new concepts.

On Saturday June 24 is the “Single Fin Grin”.

It is a normal GBC competition with all the same age groups and divisions except competitors need to ride a single fin surfboard and cannot wear a leash.

Then in the month of July is the waiting period for the Mike Lewin Surf Designs GBC shortboard competition number six.

The idea is to hold the competition in the best waves possible, and depending on the conditions it will be a big wave contest, tuberiding shoot out, or standard competition.

In other Gisborne surfing news a big congratulations to Makorori grom Saffi Vette on becoming the latest Gisborne surfer to make the international stage.

The 15-year old has been selected for the New Zealand Junior Surfing Team to compete in the under-16 division at the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Japan in late September.

With Japan the venue for the 2020 Olympics the championships will be a good test run in how they handle a large global surfing competition.

See you out the back.

ANOTHER weekend, another solid swell on the way.

I could get used to this.

Saturday looks set to provide some fun waves around Gisborne with three to four feet of south swell predicted with light winds in the morning.

Get on it early though as mid-morning it looks like the southerly blast will come through.

On Sunday an absolutely maccing south swell will be making its way up the East Coast.

Pick a sheltered spot and go have some fun.

That same system is banging head on into the bottom of the South Island, and with it bringing a cold snap and the first decent snow dump in the mountains.

Time to dust off the snowboards and skis for the upcoming season (and the hoods and booties for that looming sea temperature drop).

Due to Saturday’s mixed conditions the third and final event in Gisborne Boardriders’ Club’s standup paddlesurf series has been postponed to spring.

The following weekend will be the third event in the longboard series, on Saturday, May 27.

This is will be the final of the series and champions will be crowned.

Looking further out are two more exciting GBC competitions, both new concepts.

On Saturday June 24 is the “Single Fin Grin”.

It is a normal GBC competition with all the same age groups and divisions except competitors need to ride a single fin surfboard and cannot wear a leash.

Then in the month of July is the waiting period for the Mike Lewin Surf Designs GBC shortboard competition number six.

The idea is to hold the competition in the best waves possible, and depending on the conditions it will be a big wave contest, tuberiding shoot out, or standard competition.

In other Gisborne surfing news a big congratulations to Makorori grom Saffi Vette on becoming the latest Gisborne surfer to make the international stage.

The 15-year old has been selected for the New Zealand Junior Surfing Team to compete in the under-16 division at the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Japan in late September.

With Japan the venue for the 2020 Olympics the championships will be a good test run in how they handle a large global surfing competition.

See you out the back.

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