Monthly Archives: February 2012

Intro to Lobos

Be careful what you wish for. Once Pichilemu maxes out eyes turn to Punta de Lobos (or glaze over as something ‘important’ to do is remembered). A beast of a wave with three sections spread along a rock strewn point … Continue reading

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Simmonds meet Pichilemu

A new swell doth cometh & the point lights up. Mini Simmonds meet Pichilemu. Pichilemu meet Mini Simmonds. I think you two are going to get along fine…

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Pichilemu

After a night back in Santiago to recharge somewhat backfires with a pisco-fuelled night out with the Beya brothers & friends, crawl onto the late bus to Pichilemu feeling considerably below average. Arrive with the last light showing 2 footers … Continue reading

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Desert Times

Desert days are pretty similar no matter the continent. Cool, windless mornings. Make the most of the conditions on land & in the water. Sun heats land, seabreeze kicks in, waves turn to custard the desert becomes a roasting pan. … Continue reading

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Desert maps

Aussie open going large in Manly at the moment by all accounts! Can’t decide whether i’m glad or gutted i’m missing it….? Departing for the desert tomorrow with the Beya Bros. Hunting for illusive Teniente rights and La Vedette lefts … Continue reading

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Settling in

Days roll by. Wake late, breakfast, glassoff, surf, lunch, siesta, surf, dinner, vino, repeat Renaca beach – popular summer spot for boogieboarders. Mainly closeouts a la south swell @ South Narra but the odd peeler. Photo shoots for miss reef … Continue reading

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Just can’t stay away

Port¬† inspection with Jose & colleagues to check out earthquake/tsunami damage to the breakwaters (+30 odd years of smashings by 10m+ waves…). Good luck with that one boys. Great work Ben Ey interpreting my ramblings into a nice story on … Continue reading

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No lo entiendo

So…..I may have significantly overestimated my spanish ability. Especially this Chilean rapid-fire slang-laced verse. My ki-aus-wi accent isn’t going down that well with those that can speak english either. Ah well, steep learning curve. Early morning explore for waves. Fail.¬† … Continue reading

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Hola Chile

After a few scares with fitting boards into planes (Air NZ baggage handlers @ Whanganui fitting a 2.2m bag into a 1.8m hole – legends) & Chilean visas (pretty keen on evidence of a ticket out of the country!!?) made … Continue reading

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Sleds

Choosing the right boards is one of the hardest things about packing for a long trip – especially without having surfed the waves before. We’ve all lugged oversized guns around the place with dreams of charging triple overhead bombs….yet when … Continue reading

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