The First DiggaSURF Punt for Cash!!


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Firstly thanks to Billabong and O’neill for fronting the cash for my little Woodstock inspired idea! Cheers Aj and Jason(and the Two Scotty’s)…

The concept was simple enough, bring some talented surfers together, get their sponsors to chip in $100 each, get the surfers to punt large, baddest/maddest air wins and winner takes all(less a measily photog and film fee), BUT as with all things supposedly simple ‘Murphy’s Bloody Law’ has to prevail.

 The eastside is reknowned for its puntability, smallish none-too-sucky-nor-too-heavy ramps are usually in abundance on the Coro, but hey as soon as you organise an air comp the swell decides to jack to 4-6ft with bigger sets and thus closeout just about every blinkin’ Coro beachie imaginable… not the best conditions to contest an air contest!! Cheers Murphy ya Carnt!!

Using my Macro Medical lense one could concur that Rangi's Rash was ummm...lumpy...

Using my Macro Medical lense one could concur that Rangi's Rash was ummm...lumpy...

 Also add to that one of the proposed surfer’s Rangi putting expired eye drops in his eyes, “Owwwwwwwwwwwww! Aaaaarghh. fark ….fark…it’s like someone has lit little mini campfires under me eyelids! aaaaargh, ow, ow, ow!!!”, and then he tried to conteract it with Horseradish tablets which ultimately made him break out in ‘Horse Rash’. Things weren’t starting great.

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 So three surfers were cut to two, but hey, the two air bandits , Matty Hewitt and Braedon Williams,  were still frothing to face off. Rangi jumped in rash’n’all just to be part of it and World Famous (in NZ and Paeroa and Tokoroa) Little Weeds film division finalist Blake Myers  was employeed (for 50 cents/hr) to document it all on digital celluloid.

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Blake films and hopes with crossed fingers Rangi's Rash isn't contagious...

 Now what ol’ Carnt Murphy didn’t bank on is my innate knowledge of the infamous Coromandel, so after much deliberation and fruitless(expensive) phone conversations I made the call on the only spot that might offer up a ramp or two for the lads… RoleyHeyHey Bay! Surrounded by about 12,000 swell-killing islands, the mega swell would be cut in half and hopefully offer up 2-3ft of contestable air surf.

4,500 of the swell-blocking islands out to sea and one of the tasty wedges only metres from shore.

4,500 of the swell-blocking islands out to sea and one of the tasty wedges only metres from shore.

 So it was game on. Ding Ding Ding! Braedon and Matty glared at each other, suited up, waxed up, then ran in opposite directions on the beach to find the best ramps. For fark’s sake, they coulda surfed the same peak so I didn’t have to swivle around 270 degress everytime one of them threathened to paddle for a wave…

TUNE IN TOMORROW NIGHT FOR THE NEXT UPDATE ON THE(insert world wrestling commentator voice)… ‘DiggaSURF Punt For Caaaaaashh’……….

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2 Responses to The First DiggaSURF Punt for Cash!!

  1. michelle says:

    hahaha good one digga keeping us keen looking forward to checking your blog tomorrow. Way to go great effort!

  2. olski31 says:

    haha love it, have to say though, bradeons kerrupt flip was pretty epic even though he didnt land it, and he seemed to be getting more stylish and high rotations….

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