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    dumbbell

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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  dumbbell on Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:26 am

    If you bring the feesh, they will come! So will I actually Very Happy.

    Just found out we're doing our NY camping at Kaiks this year YAY Very Happy.
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  seeka on Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:58 am

    when we moved to the SI, we crossed the straight on a new yrs eve, then headed for kiaks for a feed. we searched around for campgrounds but they were all booked up so we went back to manga??(near rail tracks) and set up camp for the night....cooked a feed on the bbq i had strapped on the back of vehicle, took the cats for a walk(had to use surf leashes on the moggies) and tucked the kids into their makeshift bivouacs...ie, a warehouse tarp tied to the side of vehicle.

    new yrs day was magic..no surf, but when i woke the kids had buggered off for a wander and i peeked over the long grass to see a pod of dolphins playing. the sun was beating down and the mountains looked awesome with the morning light on them...never forget that day...just magic.

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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  dumbbell on Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:05 am

    Magic indeed. Those moments burn into your brain with such potency that you can recall them as vividly as they just happened decades later. What year did you move down seeka?

    I shall look forward to NY's dawn on the Kaiks peninsula. And maybe a NY's wave at Kahutara. Or maybe paddling in warm rock-pools with my kids... Or maybe diving for something to eat... Ooh, the dream is colourful, and I'm looking forward to it unfolding...

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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  downsouth on Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:38 am

    Great story seeka. Although personally, seeing someone walking around with cats attached to surf leggies almost beats the dolphins.
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    Hope ya score it DB! Kaiks rarely lets me down....great surf and a super place. I met a guy out one day who was planning on setting up a trailer in the puhi puhi valley, a few ks before Mangas. Its just beautiful in there.
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  seeka on Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:57 am

    haha...yeah ds, come to think of it, it would have looked weird.,actually the cats did well, we had been on the road for about a month and they were couped up in a dog cage thing.

    vivid is right db..it was 4 yrs ago...so 2004/2005.,
    i suffered 20 yrs ear bashing of 'we should be living in the SI" from wife...should have listened to her all those yrs ago.


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    seeka

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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  seeka on Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:08 am

    the whole trip was pretty epic actually...

    left muriwai just before xmas...visited the outlaws in taupo for a few days, went into the bush for a week, somewhere between napier and taupo..kawekas??, dunno but the road in and out sucked, but the rafting made up for it. ...back to taupo ..family day trip up ruapehu to play in the snow..next day laying on the beach in Gissy for a week...down to welly for the night and gatecrashed a mates place, cross ferry nw yrs eve, sleep on beach at kiaks for newyrs, then discovered kakanui and stayed for a few days and had my first SI surf solo(brrrrr!)..then onto dunners and then the catlins...and finally into southland to try and find a home and jobs lol!

    glad i got it all on film...good times.
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  phoam on Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:11 am

    so seeka,
    how did you settle on settling where you are now?
    you were a month in the car?
    Did you just drive around looking for the right spot?
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    seeka

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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  seeka on Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:30 am

    i have a safari 7 seater phoam, so just enough room for. 1 wife,3kids, two cats 2 surfboards, 3 snowboards, supplies for a month and a bbq tied on the back to the bike rack...oh and ofcourse a whole lot of xmas presents!

    no, we had already made up our minds... we had sold a business about 4 months prior. straight away we took the kids outta school, packed the truck and went for a south island roady for a month.
    i had never been to SI before but i knew if i went i wouldn't want to leave, i guess thats why i stayed north for so long...dragging out the inevitable
    ..ended up in southland and loved it...so we raced back to muriwai valley to pack all our turd up and put it on a container. the guy said 'where shall i drop it?" and we gave him an addy of wifes relly in southland...he goes'no home?'...'ahhh, nup!'..he thought we were nuts!..in fact, everyone thought we were nuts lol.


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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  scootertrash on Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:37 am

    3-6ft and clean till bout 9:30 when the sea breeze destroyed it
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    phoam

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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  phoam on Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:57 pm

    its just utter crap!!!!!
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  t2 on Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:50 pm

    warm weather or surf...just one of them would make me happy Neutral
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  scootertrash on Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:09 am

    i got one Monster on saturday
    triple overhead got held up in the lip by the offshore then a 100mtr hell ride kick out and try paddling back out ....20min later i gave up the paddle and called it a day utterly exausted drunken
    2 nice waves on sunday morning before the easterly junked it
    hoping for gold tomorrow
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  t2 on Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:08 am

    Ive been away a week and got a project on
    this week - but am getting sooo grumpy that
    I have to get out somewhere - tomorrow is
    my pick too..
    Sunday or Saturday, cant remember which -when the
    swell settled looked just epic pale
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  scootertrash on Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:24 am

    t2 wrote:Ive been away a week and got a project on
    this week - but am getting sooo grumpy that
    I have to get out somewhere - tomorrow is
    my pick too..
    Sunday or Saturday, cant remember which -when the
    swell settled looked just epic pale

    Sat was big and strong NW lots looking but few surfing downsouth
    i watched with a few guys who were keen till the big sets came through

    same as you ....no surf for a week i just needed a wave
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  t2 on Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:27 am

    grrrr
    looks like my surf is out for tomorrow now too
    man - I hate living with me at the moment, let alone
    my poor family..
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  phoam on Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:02 am

    gee T2 !

    you're pretty hard on yourself!

    Heres a shot I took on Sunday afternoon, just had to travel a bit to get it.
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    t2

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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  t2 on Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:28 am

    nice pic
    man I love that place...
    I did a couple of day trips there last
    year when I thought it would be on
    Got it just before or just after swell
    So good fun, but not epic

    Hard getting jokers around here to go for the
    drive when there are waves locally
    Mind you, I kinda in that camp at the moment
    with no time.....
    friday seems so far away at the moment
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  t2 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:48 pm

    ahhh
    lifes good again
    beaut day, waters warmer and no students anywhere Smile
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    phoam

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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  phoam on Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:29 pm

    water is waaay warmer.
    two waves in my 4-3 and I was so hot had to come in
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  nelson on Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:34 pm

    ok so maybe i should stop being a pussy and get in my warehouse budget bodyglove 3/2
    Ive been wearing my psycho 4/3 and getting heat stroke even 12 hours after my surfs.(you know that hot yicky feeling)

    Hello everybody. Ive been away from "the forums" for a few weeks as I couldnt remember my passwords and was too lazy to reset them... cheers
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    seeka

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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  seeka on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:07 am

    hey nelson.

    sadly i'm unable to give a temp report as i havn't surfed for ages.
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  scootertrash on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:46 pm

    I'm heading towards "not surfed in ages" too
    this weekend in Chch aint going to help !
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    Re: Southern juice

    Post  t2 on Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:23 pm

    Im gonna be there too
    Thats 'not surfed in ages' I mean

    Medial colateral ligament strain = farking sore knee

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