Endless Summer..via NZ

SHIPWRECK BAY New Zealand...who knew? I did know vaguely that New Zealand had something to do with the epic 60's cult surf movie, Endless Summer but to what extent I had know idea. Considering the perception of freezing cold water and inclement weather, and regardless of the drawcard of surfing pioneers 50 years ago, the thought of catching a wave there had never crossed my mind. Of course until recently. Matty, a stoic local who I surf with most mornings began raving about Shipwrecks Bay. He was adamant.."we have to go! It's a world class left..you being a goofy footer will love facing this wave"! Shipwreck Bay is located at the township of Ahipara, which is 4-5 hours from Auckland....

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Bear Gryll's Nemesis - 'Glamping'

Nicole, my precious wife, and the brainchild behind Annukka, is just not the camping type. The Freezing cold, the bugs, sore back and the blatant lack of a civilised bathroom is enough to keep her firmly within the sanctuary of our Byron Bay old Victorian home. Behold.. there has been a revolution of sorts in recent years with the advent of the somewhat maligned ideal ( if you model yourself on Bear Gryll) which is 'Glamping'...camping with the perks of home. You'll commonly find a TV , Couch, sink ,double beds, bunks and even a microwave. In the recent school holidays we treked off 45mins up the road to Kingscliff Caravan Park and rented this tent like structure. Its effectively...

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Vouch Surf // God Bless Evan

So, as surfing is finely entwined into the fabric of what we are and ultimately what we represent, I felt compelled, even obligated to continue with another indulgent blurb on this profoundly enjoyable pastime. However, today I did want to hone in on boards, the necessary vehicle, and more specifically my journey to Byron Bay's Vouch Surf. Vouch Surf are a small surf brand who produce high quality boards that are magic. Evan Squirrel and Paul Hutchinson are the heroes behind Vouch. Evan is Vouch and is critical in design and ensuring all boards come out just right. Paul Hutchinson is a master craftsman that has been shaping since 1965 and his work is first class. They are a superior...

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Remote Surf Resorts - The ultimate stoke

Surfing is one of our favourite past times. We are blessed with living in a part of the world conducive with great waves and weather. However of late I have wanted more. Typical first world problems here..not completely content with the paradise we live in..!! Anyway..I have discovered several Resorts across the globe that have rocketed to the very top of my own bucket list. These Resorts are geared towards surfers who want access to flawless waves with little crowds whist enjoying the creature comforts of home when the fun in the water is over for the day. The following is a quick glimpse of my top three. They are in no particular order as I cannot pick a favourite....

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Why Choose organic cotton??

Organic Cotton defines Annukka. It’s the cornerstone of our ethos and moral compass We feel some sort of responsibility to share the knowledge of what we have learned thus far in our journey. This post is simply a brief overview to prick your conscious and help you make a considered choice. You may believe that Organic Cotton is that which has been woven without any other threads or bleaching/dying chemicals. You’d be forgiven for thinking that’s all there is to it but it goes much further than that. True Organic Cotton comes from cotton plants that have been grown without any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilisers and pesticides in the farming process. These chemical fertilisers and pesticides used on...

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