Early Bird catches the Wave

wave riding nine mile

They say the early bird catches the worm but in this instance it is the early bird catches the wave.

Perfect conditions off Nine Mile for surfing over the long weekend so the hearty made the most of the weather and the great surf to get out and catch some waves.

surfing off nine mile

surfing nine mile

Stephen was out with the boys for a walk – camera in hand and captured these guys having a blast.

catching a wave nine mile

fun in the surf nine mile

There were some interesting “offs” but generally they were having good fun and riding some great waves.

oops surfing nine mile

Not to be left out, there were some birds making the most of the conditions and the great views too………

drying out nine mile rocks

sea bird enjoying the sea views

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. Voted one of the top ten coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet and the West Coast being voted one of the top ten regions in the world to visit by Lonely Planet – it’s a great place to live, a little slice of paradise on the West Coast of the Southern Alps.


About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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8 Responses to Early Bird catches the Wave

  1. Pam says:

    Love the moody sky and colour density – surfing for all 4 seasons over here!

    • coastingnz says:

      Yes Pam – air temperature may be cooler in winter months but often beautiful days so nothing than extra clothing or thermals doesn’t fix – no matter what your activity preference. 🙂

  2. bulldog says:

    Great captures Stephen… really good action shots… I’m amazed that even with swim suits these guys are in the water this time of the year… but then some have blood far thicker than others…. great post…

    • coastingnz says:

      Thanks Rob, knowing how good your photos are your comments mean a lot! When you say “swimsuits” though – these are full on winter wetsuits including head gear for some. They are keen though – maybe they are running on adrenaline – helps keep them warm.

  3. Great action shots! –Curt

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