Monday, January 31, 2011


Sliders at The Barn this wednesday night, Pizza and a few beers, YEW, PS If anyone knows this lady I would like to get hold of her and send her some images, Mike C.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

go robyn go

Robyn at Waipu Cove competing in the Orewa Board Rider's 'Brownie' surf comp today, Mike C.

Friday, January 21, 2011

lozza gets the 60's division !

Whangarei's Laurie Langridge's patience and persistence has paid dividends - and just in time for Christmas. The 62-year-old long boarder has been trying to get an over-60s division as part of the Hyundai Pro-Longboard Tour up and running for three years now. Finally Surfing New Zealand have come to the party and are making it happen. They have included the class in the 2011 tour, which kicks off at Piha Beach on January 8-9. ``We're just wrapped...we had all the clubs from around the place petitioning to get the division and they finally said we could have one,'' Langridge said. At previous tours, over-60 surfers had been competing in the next division down, the over-50s. ``But there are a lot of guys who are 60 plus and are still reasonably fit and love their surfing...we can't compete with those young 50-year-olds,'' he said. Most major competitions in Australia and abroad have over-60, over-65 and even over-75 divisions...New Zealand is finally catching up. There is a 12-contestant limit for the division at each event, and the Waipu Longboarding Club and Bream Bay Sliders member said those spots will fill up in no time, with entrants around the country claiming them. However, we have enough locals in town to fill the division easily, Langridge said. There are five events in the tour, and Langridge will most likely choose events close to home. Airlines will not take his 10 foot 3 longboard and event two is in Dunedin, so driving would be too costly. ``The Sandy Bay event is the best anyway - so I am just hanging out for that...we're just so wrapped,'' he said. Event three of the Hyundai Pro-Longboard Tour takes place at Sandy Bay on February 4-6. Story supplied by The Northern Advocate's Sports Reporter Michelle Curran.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

the one and only

The ED at Racecourse, Mike C.

Monday, January 17, 2011

a few snags

A few more pics from our first BBS Meet at Waipu Cove for 2011, Mike C.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

we got together

Roger tucking into some local produce at the BBS's January Meet today at Waipu Cove, Great to see the team, More images ASAP, Mike C.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

BBS 2011

First meet tomorrow at The Cove, Be there, Mike C, PS image is Lozza at The Bay the other day getting ready for The Hyundai Longboard Tour 2011 Sandy Bay, YEW !

Thursday, January 13, 2011

checker it out

Our boy Johnny Sutcliffe's new project, What a clever chappy, Mike C.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

sunday sliders

This Sunday is our first get-together for 2011, Usual stuff, Bring a plate with the BBS club providing the sausages, Should be waves !, Plus don't forget to enter the Hyundai Longboard Tour, With entries for the Sandy Bay Leg closing soon and the Over 60's 'Laurie Langridge' Division has very limited entries, Mike C.

Friday, January 7, 2011

missed out

Sorry I did not make it to The Barn on Wednesday, Went north in search of a wave or two, See you at The Cove SOON !, Mike C, PS Hope you saw the pics from the Xmas DO in The Advocate !