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A Surfer and Artist of Aotearoa
Patch holding one of his paintings outside his home studio.
Patch checking out the surf at Waikuku. Creating patterns across a dawn surf..
A left hand break that Patch has found not too far away and really close to his heart for quality waves.
Some of this article about Patch is taken from an article appearing in Slide Magazine.
Nat's 23 years old and surfs mostly the St Clair channel in good old Dunnos. He surfs mostly with good mate and tow in partner T funk. He started surfing cos he was going to get the grom bash if he kept on body boarding.
His sponsors include Parsons Surfboards, RPM clothing, Ocean and Earth as well as Board Base Surf Shop in Dunedin.
For Nat conttests are about catching up with friends and hopefully getting through a heat or three. Losing is just another part of it.
Nat's travelled to Tahiti, Australia, South Africa and Invercargill. He's also represented Aotearoa - New Zealand. Which means he can lay claim to being one of New Zealand's best surfers - at some stage!
Nat reckons that politicians need to get a real job - perhaps even one like pruning pine trees - that is if they could cut it!!
For Nat wax is good if its Brazilian and his favourite food is his mum's cooking which he manages to get when he's home on holiday!
Sam (surfing Meatworks) reckons that the best thing about
New Zealand is The South Island.
Richard Christie hails from Mahia Peninsula on the East Coast of the North Island. These shots were taken of Richardo loosening up in the waves of Blackhead Beach. Richard is currently NZ Junior and Open National Champ. His sponsors include Quiksilver, Lost, Globe and Magma.
Patrick Bonner is a gifted artist and musician.
He has been surfing for many years and in the past decade he has been turning some of the magical surf spots that he has ridden into paintings.
artistic side of me is something that has always been there, from
playing the guitar, to making pottery and painting. I find that
painting is a great way to visually express all that surfing in New
Zealand offers. The perfect uncrowded setups that are still here,
the adventure and the beauty of our coastlines and the unique light,
colours and contrasts of our beaches and landscapes in New Zealand.”
lives with his family on a tree nursery in North Canterbury and his
home gallery features as a part of the Waimakariri Arts Trail.
Sam Dunfoy surfs because there's nothing else to do in Kaikoura. His best move is a full on chop up and he competes regularly because he thinks that he's cutting it!
He's won video vouchers but had them taken off him.
The best surf he's ever had is any of the Kaikoura breaks pumping with local KBR boys to go surfing with.. he really likes it when all the campers leave and the locals get the waves to themselves.
His sponsors include Reef, Xcel,and Kaikoura Surf.
surfs cos its "sweet" and if he didn't he'd probably be a street rat.
His sponsor is Barnz at Kaikoura Surf. Nash reckons his best move is a
couch turn. Strong rumours are that Nash has won the Jack Pot on the
pokies more than a few times.
best surf he's ever had is Manga at 4 feet with all the Kaikoura crew.