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Tuesday, 28 November 2006 : Filed under: Raglan E-Mail This Article

Whale Bay
Surfer stands on rocks at Whale Bay – Raglan, New Zealand.

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Comment by josh — November 28, 2006 @ 8:41 am

Raglan is internationally known for having some of the best waves in the world. We visted Whale Bay (pictured above), and Manu Bay. Manu Bay is said to have the longest left-hand breaking wave in the world and was shown in the surf movie endless summer. I have a good video of it I will post soon.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to surf any of the waves :( .

Here is a link to a site with lots of NZ surf information for anyone interested – Surf2Surf.com

Comment by Peg Moore — November 28, 2006 @ 11:47 am

Another awesome picture! Again, it could be on a postcard! You’ll have to let us know if you ever post a picture you *didn’t* take; until then, I’ll just assume they’re all by you. With your new cameras and your growing skill and eye, your pictures are gorgeous and so much fun to look at! (That doesn’t mean you can’t ever post a photographic dud. Hehe. Duds communicate, too! :-) ) Enjoyed the links, too. Hey, even I’m in the mood to order “Endless Summer” now, after reading those reviews!

Comment by josh — November 28, 2006 @ 5:22 pm

You mean you read the Amazon reviews of Endless Summer? I haven’t seen it. I think I should rent it. We don’t have a DVD player though, so we have to watch on my laptop which isn’t always great at playing movies… it is less tolerant of scratches on DVDs. Perhaps I can find a cheap 2nd hand DVD player. I got a microwave from the 70s for our kitchen that way. It is very large, but works.

Yes all the pictures are taken by me. Most with the Rebel XT. It is easier to have good pictures because I can go in and crop and rotate things to make them look better. I don’t mess with the color or anything, though.

You might be interested to know that the guy standing on the rocks is the father of the guy catching the wave. I thought about putting that in the caption but it sounded too cheesy!

Comment by josh — November 28, 2006 @ 5:46 pm

Here is a video of the Manu Bay break. Andy took the video on his digital camera.

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