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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.
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Coming in August 2009 - Aloha, I am from Hawaii and will be on Te Waipounamu (south island)from 08.19.08 - 09.05.09. The surf looks unreal, and I was wondering if there are any local shops that do rentals? I am going to be there on my honeymoon, and bringing my snowboard, so there is a lot of stuff to pack. Does it get good in the winter? If anyone could let me know, or if anyone wants to go surfing while I am there, I would totally be stoked, and retutn the aloha if anyone ever came to Hawaii.
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Water temp - The water does get cold in winter but if your not a pussy you'll be sweet. I surft all through winter in a oneil psyco 3/2 with a vest underneth. The ice cream headaches make you feel alive!!!
boards - if you coming to south island, bring a mini mal as well, cos u get plenty of flat days, otherwise if you cum beginning of autum you be sweet with a shorty as you get the beginnig of sum nice winter swells..
wetsuit for S. Island - Midway down S. Island (Timaru) the sea goes to 7.5 degrees in July. Surfers use 5.2 mm or the new super-stretch neoprene of 4 mm. All wear hood, gloves, boots. The further S. you go the colder it gets. Crank the heater of your car 20 minutes before reaching the break so you're cooking by the time you hit the ocean. That way you'll have an hour plus in the water.
Wetsuit? - I am getting mixed reports on the wet suit needed for this area coming for a visit end of feb. I have both a 4mm and 6mm but not sure which would be best. thanks
surfing down south - the surf does get good down here cold and clean but the best thing about the south island is the mountains people and cruisey lifestyle excellent backcountry snowboarding too many mountians our highest mountain is 3700 m with heaps of low key small feilds full of powder lots of places too surf feb march best months i reckon still warm and start getting the winter swells enjoy
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