Category Archives: Surfing

Water quality

With the recent report compiled by Consumer about the water quality of New Zealand beaches, the Surfrider Foundation’s Beach Manifesto has relevance beyond us surfers: Beach access would be free and uninterrupted You could surf or swim after it rains without the fear of getting sick Sand would flow freely to form surf breaks and beaches, […]

Lyall Bay Funkwater

I’ve been wondering about the logic of surfing @ Lyall Bay with a storm water drain discharging funkwater from the surrounding industrial area. The swell is usually running around the time of a southerly storm – so is the drain due to the associated rainfall… I’d noted that I was getting sick sometimes after surfing… Checking […]