How To Teach your Dog to Surf

As a surfer, paddler and ocean lover I was pretty eager to get my new Puppy in the water with me. Too eager it turns out. My pup fell off my surfboard in to cold sea water over his head before he knew he could swim, that was it, not keen on water after that. Fortunately,…

Wild Flowers by the Sea

Depending on the season, there seems to always be a flower or two framing the surf. You just have to look. This collection of photos captures flowers from shots taken over Winter, Spring, Summer & Autumn.


Have you ever looked at a person with the goal of searching for what is special & beautiful about them? I am a qualified surf coach and have been for over 5 years now. Passed through many a coaching course in New Zealand and Australia, taught several thousand people to surf. I know how to teach…

Kids & Rainbows

Just a few shots of an after school surf groups with Walking On Water Surf School lovely bunch of local school kids who come along for several sessions to build their surfing skills. Oh and check out that awesome rainbow.

New Sports

Mixing it up a bit in the water sport zone. Surfing in the ocean, Stand Up Paddle boarding on the river and adding a new sport-outrigger canoe paddling. Or as we say here in New Zealand “Waka Ama” flipping amazing sport. Kind of fell in to it, last year a really nice guy I hardly…

Wharf Jumps

Feeling the stoke of being alive & the beautiful corner of the planet I get to live in. I know I am lucky to be and live here. I forget to take a minute and count my blessings. Here are a few. 1. Beautiful people-people that try, fail, laugh at themselves and try again and…

Surf inspiration

What a ripper of a month and wonderful start to 2014! Thanks to all you beautiful people that came along and surfed. Stoked with such a wide range of ages giving surfing a go for the first time. From 7-65! Also a huge range of challenges that people over came to surf!  My first deaf…

December Snaps

School camps, first day of summer, early sunrise & lots of enthusiastic surfers! Log surfers, one foot surfers, inspiring surfing mums leaving the kids on the beach with the dads-awesome!

November Snaps

More beautiful surfers, warm days & the buzz of the first time standing on a surfboard shared amongst many!