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Poseidon of the Bay, Nathan Pettigrew, talks stingrays. Rain or shine. Winter or summer. There's always one creature I see while I'm out venturing in...
Just over an hour’s drive from Tauranga, there’s a launch spot that makes me so excited about the prospect of a paddle. And the epic right-hand break, thrown up by the beach and swell, is a hit with local and international surfers alike. I’m talking, of course, about Whangamata.
Our marine kayaker takes his paddles a few miles inland and explores the freshwater of McLaren Falls.
THE OCEAN is my go-to place for clearing thoughts, working out, and allowing the positive ions to completely saturate me and enhance my general wellbeing.
This summer I met BRENT BOURGEOIS, a well known Mount local. He had an idea to SUP from AUCKLAND to TAURANGA and asked if I wanted to come as support crew.
It was a wintery July afternoon when I decided to get the kayak in the water for a quick session of exercise before the sun faded. Paddling out from PILOT BAY, I passed through the shipping channel....
It was time for an adventure. My partner Karina, her mother (visiting from the States) and I packed every hatch of our two kayaks with sleeping bags, mats, tents, food, the whole shooting match, and headed to the South Island...
Many of us dream of seeing a whale’s tail break the surface. I have seen it lots and never get jaded by it
This summer Nathan kayaked with bronze whalers, dolphins, rays and a very special guest.