Canadian flavour.

Canadian flatland skimboarder Chris Powell and his partner Whitney Stasiewski arrived in New Zealand on the 7th of October. After my recent trip to their neck of the woods I felt it was time to return the favour and show them what NZ has to offer. Team member Ben Hubbard picked them up from the bus in Warkworth early on the Saturday morning and brought them out to my place at Omaha. We quickly showed them around and a small shoreline skim sesh went down on Omaha before we loaded the ute up and headed out to wave skim at Langs beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In small, fickle conditions myself and Powell managed to kill 3 and a half hours flapping about in the waves there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With tired legs and sand filled wetsuits we took them around to see the sights and slam stickers on pretty much everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following day it was time to hit Omaha estuary. Team rider Jamie Whitehouse joined us for the day and we seshed the estuary for 3 or so hours before tired legs and rash sent us packing down to Omaha beach for a clean up before the traditional Diner feast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full stomachs and tired legs deemed it time to go chill out . . . . . With a shotgun, an old nemo skimboard and a beer or two at Bens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now having experienced their first weekend here we’re taking Powell and Whitney to the top of country this coming weekend (15-16 October) and showing them around the far, far north. Flatland boards, wave skims, rails and bungees are being packed so keep an eye out for the results.

 

 

 

 


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