Moti rides again
Moananui Longboarders president Ian ‘Moti’ Proctor certainly loves life. He was enjoying his annual trip to Hawaii last year when an infection took hold of his body, travelling from his foot up to his hip and taking root in a hairline crack resulting from a waka accident in the surf. Having top shelf travel insurance meant Moti was able to get Hawaii’s best medical attention. Just as well, as this nasty infection meant business! At times Moti’s life was in the balance. After a month of hospitalisation he was well enough to fly back to NZ where doctors operated to replace part of his hip which was irreparably damaged. After the operation Moti spent months on crutches and took a daily regime of painkillers. A year on, it’s great to see Moti back in the water, riding again and now drug-free. …Just high on life again. Moti has an even greater appreciation of how precious life is. Ride on…. Ô
Moti rides again
old school styles
praising the Healer
no more Blues, bring on the happy songs!
Well folks … that’s it for 2013 !
Sorry that The Dose hasn’t been daily during 2013, but I am resolving to be much more regular next year. What’s your New Year’s resolution going to be?
was looking a bit gloomy. No much swell on the horizon and the weather was dodgy as well. With a southerly wind blowing it was a good option to head up the East Coast on a road trip. We packed the 4×4 with a picnic lunch (Christmas leftovers), grabbed the dogs, surfboards, skateboard and cameras and headed north. First stop – Tolaga Bay. No significant swell and the place was swarming with holiday-makers and tourists – not the reason we headed up the coast. So it was back in the truck and off to Tokomaru Bay for a picnic under a tree as the rain was starting to arrive. A short post-lunch skate later and we were off to Waipiro Bay – deeper into coastal seclusion and serenity. The surf wasn’t happening but we enjoyed the walk on the beach with the dogs.
Boxing Day is also my dear Mum’s birthday. Glad that you had a good one, Mumsie. (She gets any framed pics of mine that she wants …the rest of you can buy your’s). Which reminds me folks, a new Dose of Salts website is coming real soon! Caio Ô
no swell at Tolaga
skateboarding Toko styles
Waipiro Bay – once a thriving community
cottage with a view
now that’s the life !
where a church should be …right on the beach
ominous weather signs
wet trip home
Seasons greetings to all you Dose of the Salts subscribers!
Trust you’ve now worked off the turkey and Christmas pudding. I hope Santa brought you what you were after, that’s assuming you’ve been good boys and girls! To be honest, I haven’t been a very good boy have I? This being my first post of ‘The Dose’ in many weeks. …So Santa never brought me the 300mm lens I was after and I got a new T-shirt instead.
Santa kindly brought us a clean south swell. The waves were barreling nicely across the Stockroute sandbar, thank you Santa. The ‘Y’ crew out enjoying it were Bobby, Bugsy and Bondy. Micro-grom Josef doesn’t have a name ending with y but it’s a very Christmasy name isn’t it? Ô
lefts and rights, take your pick
Bugsy pulling into a sweet barrel
same wave, 1/4 second deeper
Bugsy knows how to bash it too
setting up a sweet one
Bobby knows how to destroy a wave
Bobby drops his wallet
old school stance, feet together
brother Bondy laying down a carve
micro-grom Josef setting it up
Josef busting out the champagne exit