William Pike Challenge Award Surf Trip: Take 2!

After our first attempt at hitting the waves of the West Coast was postponed due to some seriously gnarly swell, we were blessed with a stunning day out on the ocean.

Though it was still the middle of October, with our wetsuits donned and the sun blazing down upon us, the water was surprisingly warm.

Muriwai Surf School were full of enthusiasm and support, everyone had a blast working on our pop-ups and using a few push starts to get ourselves carving and hanging ten like the great Kelly Slater! (Well, we stood up a few times anyway!) 

This leaves us one trip away from completing the Outdoor Experience requirement for the Award; one overnight stay at Wenderholm to go! 

How this year has flown…