Pink Floyd’s album Wish You Were Here – one of my favourites- was released in September 1975. The Sound radio station just had a ‘Floyd Friday’ to commemorate this. The album’s name makes me think of days when the surf is pumping and your mates are missing it. Surf is a fickle thing, it can be perfect one day then rubbish the next. My Aussie mate Andy came to NZ in 2010 with a group of surfers to make a surf movie. Andy is currently touring the FLUX movie around NZ. The thing is with Andy, every time he visits Gisborne I tell him “You should have been here a couple of days/weeks ago”. The surf never delivers for him. When Andy and I checked out the mediocre surf at ‘No Access’, Wainui the other day, I thought back to a few weeks ago when the surf was pumping there. Maybe next time Andy… Ô
If you’re in Wellington tonight you can check out Andy’s FLUX movie at The Rock Cafe, 4 Glover St. Ngauranga.