We passed the shortest day already a month ago, and days are noticeably getting longer. The South Island had some very cold and rough weather, whereas in the North Island, the water sport season never really stopped. So, what have we been up to over the last 6 months? What’s new, and what are our plans moving forward?
During summer, we traveled all over the South Island. We had a fantastic time, sailing and foiling at many amazing places, meeting some great people and making lots of new friends. Alas, everything comes to an end. The days did get shorter and shorter, and temperatures in the evening dropped. By early June it was time to return back up North. Sad to leave but also excited about what was lying ahead, we hopped on the ferry to Wellington. Wellington turned it on for us. Not with wind, but with sunshine. They say “you can’t beat Wellington on a good day”. There’s something true about that.
Anyway, we didn’t linger, as we missed our second home – Taranaki. It was good to be back at the mountain, catching up with friends and getting some winter-wavesailing in. Rough, but that’s winter in Taranaki!
Next stop was Auckland. Finally my new sails had arrived! Due to all sort of Covid interruptions, they have been delayed for several months. It was also great to catch up with the crew at NZ Boardstore and get filled in on the latest regarding gear (mainly foiling). Over the last four weeks we were having a great time in Northland: heaps of windsurfing and winging, exploring the coastline, and last but not least two super fun Surfaris! Great group of guests, mixing all the disciplines (windsurf, wing, kite foil, wind foil) and sharing the stoke (click here and here for some images).
We will be staying here in the winterless North for a bit longer before heading back to Taranaki for our spring Surfaris (TWC over Labour weekend in October and Weekend Surfari Trip in November). Come summer we will be back in the South Island.Throughout the last week we also managed to finalise the last details for our South Island Trip in February: May I introduce our Canterbury Lakes Discovery Trip. We stick with the well tested formula of a small group (max 10 guests). Bookings are open now.
As a THANK YOU for being a loyal newsletter reader, we are offering 10% off on the following Surfari Trip bookings if you book before August 1st 2022 and mention this NEWSLETTER on your booking form. Click on the links below for more info about each trip.
Taranaki Wave Classic Surfari Trip 20th-24th October 2022
Taranaki Weekend Surfari Trip 18th-20th November 2022
Canterbury Lakes Discovery Trip 5th-11th of February 2023
Looking forward having you join one of our trips or rent some gear for your travels in New Zealand.
Feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.
Heidi + Bevan