Tuesday, September 26, 2006

NZ Kayak Buyers Guide


So I'm now in Rotorua, I've taken over from Natalie Meek as the editor of the NZ Kayak Buyers Guide.
We're working on getting advertising things out this afternoon & then everythings go!
I'm up here till thursday, which means a daily paddle down the beautiful Kaituna River and spot of playing in Bottom hole.

Yesterday was awesome went for a solo mission in a Jackson Kayaks All-Star, awesome boat & loved the bottom holes, cartwheels & split wheels. Even managed some unintentional back loops & tricky-whu type moves.

Very busy, will be back in Dunedin briefly before heading off creeking for the weekend. Will be working all next week then Bliss-Fest (not long to go now!).



Saturday, September 23, 2006

busy times

I've spent today helping my parents shift houses from Milton to Mosgiel, is that a step up in the world?

Tomorrow I head off to Christchurch, then Monday fly to Rotorua! Heading up to meet DC from Sunspots and work out a deal about a magazine....
might even get done the Kaituna again, it is a hard life after all :)

Have been out surfing a fair bit recently, and a couple of pool session have meant that I'm almost sticking flatwater loops. Not long to the Bliss-Stick Festival & then the end of the year.

So much is coming up I'm going to be finding it hard to get spare moments.
Magazines, paddling, paddling, polytech, earning a few dollers, maybe a climb, 21sts.

Anyway I better keep getting organised & then head off to a 21st.


Monday, September 04, 2006


Can't get enough of that wonderful paddling.

I keep reminding myself, or getting reminded by others how fantastic kayaking is. Another beautiful day on the taieri yesterday. (Cheers Megan, Robin, Howie, Jock & Red). Beautiful spring sunshine & blue skies. Good flow and a great way to finish the week. The surf has been really good some medium-large swells rolling through and warm days. Even braved the shorty the other day.
Downside being a week ago I snapped my Rochfort at St Kilda. The first main piece of paddling kit i've ever broken. Now im back to paddling with the trusty "Mohaka". Just received word from Kyle in Coloma, that he's finally going to put my new H20 paddle in the post on tuesday! after two months it'll finally be on its way to me!
Really good to know that the paddle is somewhere and not lost in a global network of disgruntled posties/couriers.

On other matters, Polytech is ticking along and im generally keeping up (when I go...) Magazine progress is slow but steady. Still sorting out finance issues. I'm entering the AUDACIOUS business competition in Dunedin, so could possibly get some financial help from that if they think my idea is worthwile.

The kiwi boys have been representing well over at the Freestyle World Cup, Josh Neilson pulling 23rd out of 50 in the senior mens, and the young fellas making the cut into the junior finals. Well done boys.

This week is shaping up to be busy with tek, paddling, parents renovating the house, a little bit of work and other things bound to pop up.