Friday, December 30, 2011

Marahau, the land of Sea Kayaking!

Marahau is the gate to Abel Tasman National Park and the place to sea kayak in New Zealand, every minute you see groups of people getting out in kayaks to explore the park.

Here are photos of our exploration trip there.



Getting ready, now at Sandy beach in Marahau.



To Adele island, in the way we found some crazy currents and strong wind gust.



Adele island



Surfing our way back



Yuriria balancing brace



Beached as bro!



Leather starfish



Where is the water?



Black tea and Tim tam, yum yum!



Low tide



Pukeko!



Marahau art



The fat tui, very good dinner


Cicada leaving the shell

Now we are making our way to Waimaru to visit Margaret and Mister G.
Next trips: Queen Charlotte sounds and Separation point.

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Location:Marahau New Zealand

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Kaikoura Peninsula

Kaikoura peninsula paddling
Yuriria Hernandez and Oscar Manguy
Pacific coast


Getting ready at south bay


Swell 2 meters


Scouting Shark tooth point


Reef everywhere









Great paddle!

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Location:New Zealand

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pictures from NZSF 4/5 New Zealand NOLS

NZSF 4/5

Don't Panic!



The day before the storm, 50 knots of wind all the buoys reports were not working, the wind burned the wind meters.



Same view under my tarp



Pipi beach at Pelouros channel. You can encounter some current and eddy lines.
Strong southerly winds funnels from Havelock.



NZSF 4/5 at willson bay visiting Trevor



Trevor in action



Exploring Tawa bay









Little break



Getting ready for the sea cave at Titirangui












Pigeon bay



Rachel's Wax eye little bird



Ketu bay



View of Port Ligar



View of Maud Island and Tennyson inlet



View of Cook strait and Forsyth Island



View of Allen strait



Crossfit challenge



Mister G at Waimaru



More Ferns



Rachel C.



Mike C.

Instructors: Oscar M, Rachel C. and Mike D.
Strong Storms winds up to 50 knots, willy was and heavy seas.

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Pictures from NZSF 1 courses in New Zealand NOLS

Sea Kayaking in Marlborough sounds

NZSF 1




Getting ready for the first day paddling



Route planning



Silver fern curl



Oscar and Yuri



Sea life



At Pelouros channel



Forsyth island in the distance



Titirangui old Maori site



LNT fire



Camp at Wiona bay



Maud Island



Ferns



Kidney ferns very rare to see in the bush



Kayak olympics at Ferndale



Singing songs with the 4:7:1lyrics



Sea kayak life in New Zealand



Maud island



Kenepuru sound

Instructors: Oscar Manguy and Yuriria Hernandez
21 days sea kayaking in NZ
Winds up to 40 knots

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