Monday, January 16, 2017

restorative justice

The time and effort that will go into this restoration is completely justified, Rhys Owen is using all his skills and experience to restore this original handshaped MP Singlefin, Rhys also sourced an original fin template from the late Phil Jamieson, hopefully this board will be on display at The 2017 Cove Fish Fry, Mike C.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

cove clean up

The local farmers and reserve committee with permission from Council have removed the bulk of the smelly Algal Bloom from Waipu Cove today, well done all involved, getting things done Northland styles, Mike C.

Monday, January 9, 2017

nothing better

Having your kids frothing on surfing is such a buzz, my three boys are all keen as, never pushed them into it and so it has taken a while for them to find the joy but now they are hooked, SO STOKED!, Mike C.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year

Thanks to all for your support this year for The Cove Fish Fry, have a fantastic New Years night, Less the Harp will be playing at the Mangawhai Tavern tonight, Waipu Caledonian Games tommorow and the Ocean Beach Boardriders 'Summer Sessions' surf comp is on the 7th of January at OB's, get ya grommies in the water, see you next year, Mike C.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

in bloom

The Algal Bloom has made its annual visit to the Cove, it's not great to surf in and is getting rather smelly on the beach in this hot Northland summer weather, council and locals are working on a plan to clean it up again, Mike C.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

fancy dress 2016

A small but perfectly formed group took to the water at Waipu Cove yesterday, Bream Bay Sliders members celebrated Xmas with a fancy dress gathering, many laughs were had, Mike C.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

paddle out

The Northland surf community, Bream Bay Sliders and friends of Phil Jam are planning a paddle out to honor his contribution to the NZ surfing community at Waipu Cove in February next year, date to be confirmed, he will be missed, love Mike C.

Monday, December 12, 2016

ride anything

Robbo found himself an Ashley Kneeboard and with a few modifications with the help of Mike Koosman from Tutukaka he now has a small wave destroyer. the original Steve Lis Fish was a kneeboard and changed the face of surfing for ever, nice work Robbo and it was nice to see Taj patiently waiting for his master to return from the sea, Mike C.

Monday, December 5, 2016


Craig Galley has just finished a stunning little Twin Keel Fish upcycled from an old Bob Davie's board, shaped by hand and eye, glassed under the watchfull eye of Mike Koosman and fine foiled fins by Sean Haggerty, this will be on display at TCFF 2016, Mike C.