Gold Nuggets MotoCross West Coast

spectators delight gold nuggets motoX

February sees the annual Gold Nuggets MotoX event hosted by the Westland Motorcycle Club at Waipuna Station inland from Greymouth.

round the corner gold nuggets motorcross

This is an awesome event and after attending the junior nationals last year we knew we had to go to see the big boys racing. We were not disappointed.

waipuna track gold nuggets motoX

Talk about a challenging and physical course.  We watched in awe as these guys and girls, jumped, bobbed, accelerated, braked and all those other things in-between that I can’t even start to describe.

start line gold nuggets waipuna

around the start line gold nuggets motoX

My personal favourite to watch would have to be the starts – everyone vying for the best position into the first couple of bends.  No holds barred – dirt flying everywhere.  It is a spectators delight.

sawdust alley fun gold nuggets motoX

sawdust alley dirt flying gold nuggets motor cross

Stephen enjoyed the sawdust alley from a photographer’s point of view.  He got some great action shots of the riders bouncing their way through here.

flying high gold nuggets motor cross

airtime gold nuggets motorX waipuna

Another personal favourite for me was one of the jumps heading down the hill – some of these guys got some serious air time so there was plenty of hooting and hollering coming from near where I was standing!

saw dust alley action gold nuggets motor cross

All in all it was a great day out and huge congratulations has to go to the organisers of this event – all the hard work of the Westland Motorcycle Club.  They do a great job – super well organised event, great for competitors and spectators alike.  Well done everyone – looking forward to next year. 🙂

dirt flying gold nuggets motor cross

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the wonders of the West Coast and supporting the many events that happen throughout the year – something for everyone.  Check out Tourism West Coast events page for further information.


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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6 Responses to Gold Nuggets MotoCross West Coast

  1. Pam says:

    How does Stephen get these shots? He must have tyre marks all over his body! Fantastic action shots. Seems there’s always something exciting going on in your neck of the woods.

  2. coastingnz says:

    He does get pretty close Pam but always has his feet positioned ready for a quick getaway lol. There is certainly heaps going on around the West Coast at the moment – off to Inanguhua A&P Show tomorrow so looking forward to that.

  3. bulldog says:

    Great action shots Stephen… wow most impressive….

  4. joshi daniel says:

    so energetic and awesome 🙂

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