Tuesday, November 21, 2017

clever daddy

It was awesome to catch up with Maddy, Ben and their beautiful daughter Ella at The Cove over the weekend, Ben has made a few boards, this is his latest creation, a resintinted gloss polished Roundtail 2+1, Ben made the fins as well and has put a 'lighthouse' decal on it to represent some of his family connections, cool board and lovely family, Mike C.

Friday, November 17, 2017

big swell

The swell has shot up overnight on the East Coast of Northland, big and messy but could be cranking tomorrow!, see ya out there, Mike C.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

surfing in soup

Great weekend of waves on the East coast of Northland, Sandy Bay was full of weed last week but it has vanashed, Summer is here!, Mike C.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

happy place

Been small on the East but fun, swell is building at the moment and the wind is set to swing at the end of the week, Mike C.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

'The Napple'

Leana Lowe from Bream Bay, Northland with her home built Paulownia Paipo, double concaves and fully water tight with a layer of resin, all made with love even down to the hand cut stencils for the pineapple graphics, awesome!, Mike C.

Sunday, October 8, 2017


Even in the onshore slop you can still have a blast, catch up with friends and get wave or two, Mike C.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

swell times

Not a lot of swell around so it's a good time to start on your surf craft projects, bring then to next year's 5th Annual Cove Fish Fry, Mike C.

Monday, October 2, 2017

gravitational pull

Duncan sliding into peelers on the East Coast on his vintage Kent longboard, sliding to the moon and back, Mike C.

Monday, September 25, 2017


Fun waves have been had lately on the East Coast of NZ, we have been lucky to have had 3 really nice days in a row, more swell due end of the week, YEW!, Mike C.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


I love Twin Keels, especially glass-ons, so cool watching Towie at Surfline Custom Surfboards do his thing, Mike C.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

what it's all about

Surfing to me is all about having fun, standing up or on your belly, here Moonbob does just that, hope you got some waves over the weekend, cheers Mike C.

Sunday, September 3, 2017


The Dune Restoration project by the WDC is well underway at Sandy Bay, large logs have been placed on the beach and covered with sand, so far the river at the northern end of the beach which was redirected at the start of the project has already gone back to where it was before, the sand build up from this project may have a massive impact on the surf quality, leaving it potentially angled too step like Woolley's Bay and Matapouri, Mike C.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


Prolific surfboard shaper John Gulick from Northland NZ has been a busy man lately, here is one of his 5 fin Balsa boards displayed by Sean Haggerty, Mike C.

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Been some fun waves on the East Coast again, hope you have had your fair share, Mike C.