No matter how often I see surfing, it still baffles me. It’s one of those sport that seems to get harder the more I watch it and just when I think I understand it, something happens that proves I haven’t got the faintest idea what’s going on. I had been watching some heats from the New Zealand’s South Island Surfing Championships, there was a reasonable crowd gathered along the Esplanade, most of whom where either eating ice creams or happy chatting in the afternoon sun. I tried for some time to think of a description of the waves that were breaking in front of me, but I really didn’t have a clue beyond wet and possibly cold!SEE FULL POST & MORE PHOTOGRAPHS
With the sun shining and the weather sweet, I decided that part of Saturday needed to be spent on the Esplanade at St Clair. I had spent the earlier part of the day wandering around the central city and finishing my excursion at the beach seemed a delicious idea.
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I was watching people paddle out into the surf while taking this shot thinking that I had no idea what the surf conditions were like. In fact, if asked, I wouldn’t know where to start or what to say. I could describe what I saw easily enough, however it couldn’t be classified as an accurate report. Reflecting on this, I’ve decided to stick to the online forecasts which according to Magic Seaweed site for Thursday evening is a 5-7ft swell with a light offshore wind.
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