Rob "forgot" his boating shorts - Forever Known as "Speedo-man"
Ed "resting up" between runs
First stop after picking up the new team members was a day or twos warm up at Merchison. We ran a couple of the classic Buller sections, and the nearby Maruia falls, before we decided it was time for something a little more demanding, the West Coast heli runs.
Surfing the Lyell Creek wave on the Buller
Steep Gorge boating on the Hokitika.
Low volume and very steep on the Arahura
Big volume on the Whitcombe
Ed Boofing his way down the Upper Whataroa
West coast Heli runs can't be beaten. Steep, technical and numerous. Some of the best boating anywhere!!! But, having spent the GDP of a small south american country on Helicopter flights, we reluctantly decided to head to Queenstown and beyond for runs that could be shuttle by road.
Cheryl about to run Shark Fin on the Shotover Gorge.