Took a gamble of heading to Gizzy for the a couple of days, the forecast was looking a bit dubious but I headed off anyway. The only guarantee was the weather was going to be fine...or was it!
I stayed at the "Surf City Lodge" for the first time, wow what a great place to stay. The owners Barry & Ros are so friendly and welcome you with big smiles. Barry surfs and is also a chef which is bloody awesome for some great food. The house, a 1920's classic is riddled with surf photos Barry has taken on his travels, also their's a few classic longboards from the 60's leaning against the timber walls giving the place that surfer's paradise feel. I highly recommend staying here.
Forecasting cloudless skies the next day I got up before the sunrise, ahh crap it was 100% cloud cover! So I drove around from one place to the next sussing out where the best surf was while waiting for the clouds to hopefully burn off. I found somewhere going off big time, but sorry out of respect to the locals I'm not telling or showing. Finally a couple of hours later I had planted myself at Wainui, it was going off. The sun was just peaking out from the last of the clouds and boom it was on or was it? Where were all the surfers? I was watching empty barrel after empty barrel realing off and only half a dozen guys out, couldn't believe it.
|If anyone knows who this is can you let me know, I asked someone and they said it was Rodger Rabbit!|