The road less travelled Part 2.

I have been lamenting the power of the internet, with its bouys, swell maps, and on-line surf guides, and they way it can create instant crowds at spots that used to require trial and error and local knowledge to score on their day.
But sometimes the low is so far away, in this case off the north east tip of New Zealand, that it dosent show up on the swell charts and only experiance and the ability to read the low presure systems on the weather map can tell you a place is gonna be on.

Just me and the guy in the white helmet whose getting worked in the foreground and 4-6ft of a new 'un-predicted' Mother's Day swell hitting the reef.