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David "NZed" Wilcock
Lyall Bay Longboarder
Wellington, New Zealand
"Which posters to alt.surfing have you met, surfed, or tripped
with, where and when?"
My first Close
Encounters with AS'ers was...
Jose "Dos Zapatos" Borrero Visit (July
2002). I met up with Jose
here in Wellington NZ. He was here for a conference. So I met him at the
airport and took him around our rugged south coast and introduced him to
Wellington. I showed him Lyall Bay which is my local beach break...next
to the airport runway which can break quite nicely when the conditions
are right. I was particularly interested in feedback from Jose on the proposed
Lyall bay reef. [http://www.lyallbayreef.org.nz]
Unfortunatly the weather conditions were not all that good and a southerly
front was crossing....bringing high winds ...so understandably Jose took
the option of going north to pick up some waves in Gisborne.
November 2005 - Goldcoast Australia - Coolengatta.
Arrived on Sat late at night and stayed with Mrs NZeds friend in
Brisbane....Couldnt wait to go surfing...was checking the reports
daily. Finaly we leave on the Monday and decide to take the opportunity
to take the kids to The Australian Zoo..north of Brisbane...not exactly
the right direction...in fact in the opposite direction to
Coolengatta. The plan was to get to Coolengatta early enough to miss
the rush hour traffic and meet up with our friend XPEH.
We arrive in Coolengatta aprox 5pm and called XPEH.... before I could
say surfing ! we had arranged for a get together. XPEH came over to the
appartment and brought over a suprise in the form of a toast... Cognac.
We immediatley hit it off and we arranged for an introduction to the
area and arrange all lifes necessaties... i.e., a surfboard and of
course the surf !
Wednesday... Surf Day at Dbah... arranged to score a 10ft longboard.
(not the best board for the conditions ...prefered a smaller board ).
Dbah was pumping with some waves head plus.... and offshores
galeforce late morning afternoon. Apart from almost running over XPEH
.....all was well. Not to forget to mention the liason with a dolphin
which was a suprise to see in the line up. A great day.... surf ....a
family get together for the evening for a BBQ in the evening....
and jam on the guitars in the evening. Great people great company.
Thanks for the great day... XPEH.
We are looking forward to the official ASer meeting downunder
...myself, XPEH, tyuben, riq, Friday night for a BBQ. Thursday's
looking good for surf...
|November 2005 - The Great Australasian Caveron Guadapalloza
|Cheers to the Cavrona Palooza! Pictures and story here
For additional NZed bio info click
AS Points Log:
|... met the following ASers
||...surfed with these ASers
||...traveled with these ASers
"Dos Zapatos" Borrero
Riq de Kneelo
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