Behind the Scenes…

cc-paddlesurfGetting an internet connection here is nearly impossible at times.  It doesn’t help that my laptop screen has become cracked (I guess Sony Vaio’s don’t travel well).  This lap top was top of the line about a year and a half ago. I’ve had nothing but trouble with it from day one.  I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER PC – It’s Macs from here on out!  Drew has never had a problem with his macs… (more…)

mount-awesomeDrew’s curse continues – the waves have been either flat or extremely small.  I keep reminding him, when he gets depressed over it, that this a family vacation and that surf is only a bonus.  But nothing I say makes it any easier for him…
We’ve renamed Mount Manganui as MOUNT AWESOME, because it’s the most awesome town we’ve been to.  It’s a friendly little surf town nestled around the small mount.  Completely picturesque, and with loads of (more…)

raglan-surf-coWe had a busy afternoon at Raglan Surf Co. – a great surf shop in the heart of town.  When we set the date for this event, no-one was aware that it was the same day as a car show and festival in town!  But, it all worked out.

One thing we noticed in Raglan – the surfers who live here are PASSIONATELY devoted to their surf break.  “You don’t need to go anywhere else, mate.  The best waves in New Zealand are right here” we kept hearing again and again.

You can see why – Raglan Point is (more…)