Tuesday, December 29, 2009

End of another Epic Year!

Christmas back in Otaki with the parents and my two awesome sisters was really great. We had an awesome time and it was great to be home again. Before Xmas we had a training camp at Mangahau! It was a great success! The Swiss C2 that is currently in NZ came down for it along with Luuka, and Mike and Brent came for a day as well. I felt really good on the water and really enjoyed the training.
I forgot to mention, we had a Slalom Race on the Wairoa the other week. I took out the chicks which was a good feeling. Although my runs were not so smooth and I felt a little weak on the water. All good though. Johann took out the guys, with Bryden and Andrew making a comeback in C2 and Brent winning the C1M.
After Xmas Izzy and I roadtripped up to stay with Heather in Raglan. Its so beautiful there and the surf was epic! We went out to a BOP band, Tahuna Breaks, was really good. We also managed to get in a surf one evening, it was so good to be back out in the surf again!!!
Better cruise. I will be heading to the Coromandel late tonight to celebrate the New Year at Coromandel Gold! Wicked line up... Katchafire, Kora, Shapeshifter, Tiki Taane, Downtown Brown, Recloose and some more wicked bands!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Xmas at the Kaituna

The other day we cruised down the Kaituna on blow up stuff. Was sweet! We had a downriver and freestyle race too. Lou Urwin dominated the Freestyle and I took out the Chicks paddle down the river, Mike took out the Mens Time trial and the Mens freestyle!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Okere Falls-Summertime

I am back living in Okere Falls this summer. It totally rox.
I am living across the road from the river and have been paddling heaps! The other day I followed Sam, Ryan and some of the other boys down the river swimming!It was wicked as.
Heading home to Otaki for Xmas and then Coromandel for New Years!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Being home has been really good. I have had time to catch up on a lot of things I couldn’t do well I was away. It has been very busy though. I have started Summer school and so have lots of study to do. I have also moved up to Okere Falls and once again managed to find a really cool place to live right opposite the river! I am pretty much living here alone at the moment but it is sweet as. I have only really just moved in. There are chickens out the back so I have an endless supply of eggs which is cool.
I have been back to Otaki a few times and caught up with Ma and Pa. Yesterday I went on a mission with Mike and my Slovak friends Monika and Marcel. We camped overnight next to Lake Waikeremoana and then ran/walked the Waikeremoana Great Walk in one day! It is about 46km through bush and up and down hills. It took us about 10hours but that included stops and stuff. Was really beautiful and such an awesome feeling at the end.
For now I am back into training here in Okere Falls on the Kaituna river.
Off to the pool