Nic and Kirsten, who featured in yesterday’s whale rescue post, have been in the North for the past four weeks shooting film in and out of the water, to make a long board surfing film titled S.E.W.N. featuring two surfers from each of the south, east, west and north coasts of the North Island of New Zealand.
On Friday night, after a great day spent at a cheese making course, my friends Chris and Twink and I attended the preview of the film at the Pizza Barn at Waipu. Chris’ boss, Roger, was one of the surfers from the north and the crew also documented him at work making a cabbage tree timber surf board.
Above is part of the crowd privileged to be invited to the preview. Back in my day surfers had long blonde bleached hair and the three blondes to be seen in this photo definitely do not fit that image. In fact I didn’t see a single person who did! The times, they are a-changing!
Of course, my surfing days are long past. These days I like to bob around in the little waves close to shore (when the weather is hot enough) but I still love watching anything to do with surfing. I can’t wait to see the whole film. Especially more of this guy, he was like a dancing comedian on that board! Look at his hands and feet and that is nothing compared to some of his other antics.
Thanks, once again, to the Surfline blog for the photos.