Tuesday, January 7, 2020

TB Special

Nice waves to be had recently, here Tony Baker makes the most of it, Waipu Cove 2019, Mike C.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

That time of year

Lots of boards are being dusted off and used over the silly season, very interesting what ya see, enjoy Xmas and your New Years, hope to see you at the beach, Mike C.

Friday, December 13, 2019

mad season

That time of the year, hope you all have a great holiday season and enjoy the little run of waves we have been having, see you at the beach, Mike C.

Thursday, November 28, 2019


Always a pleasure to catch up with Lou from Louweazal Surfboards, here are a few shots on 35mm from Sandy Bay this week, not only is Lou riding a little Twin Keel Fish but she shaped it herself, one of only a handful of female surfer/shapers, Lou is a great supporter of TCFF and it is always great to she her surfcrafts on display at The Cove every year, Mike C. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Spring Time

Some shots from the Bream Bay Sliders Mid-Winter (Spring) Festival of Surfing at Waipu Cove last weekend, Mike C.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

spring festival of surfing

The BBS Mid-Winter Festival of Surfing has unfortunately been postponed a couple of times this year but is now set down for this Sunday at The Cove with a small bit of re-branding!, it's now, The BBS Spring Festival of Surfing, see you there team!, Mike C.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019


I was luckily gifted this little NZ Twinnie, so stoked, I will find out a bit more info and post it soon, this may have to be put on the grass at The Cove at next year's TCFF 2020!, thanks Grunta, love it, Mike C.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Gifted Artist

I am so stoked and humbled by this gift of artwork to The Cove Fish Fry by Ants Carrie from Tikiscapes, bumper stickers and t'shirts!?!, Mike C. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

No Swell

Not a great deal of swell about, could be time to rewax the boards and fix a few dings, enjoy your weekend, Mike C.

Monday, September 23, 2019


Tikiscapes artist Ant Carrie is a super keen surfer and a very talented artist, his landscapes of local Northland breaks with his versions of traditional Hawaiian Tikis are stunning, his new custom made Roundtail Singlefin features some of his Tikis which compliments his restored Dunlop log, look him up on Instagram #tikiscapes, Ant will also be working on some TCFF artwork which is very exciting!, looking forward to seeing what he comes up with, Mike C.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Northland Kneeboarder

Local Tutukaka lad Phil Stubbs is one keen Kneeboarder, he is out in the surf every chance he can be to get ready for The Opunake Kneeboard Surfing Classic on Saturday the 23rd of November, the penultimate NZ Kneeboarding event before the 2020 Worlds, Phil is super keen to keep Kneeboard surfing and it's culture alive and well in Northland, great guy to talk to and super passionate about his sport, Mike C.