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Gisborne Area« on: March 04 2005 10:03:00 »
So what's it like on the East Coast, around the Gisborne area?
Waves, water temps, crowds, etc. Are jobs hard to find for a skilled person? I'm a mold maker and would really be interested in staying awhile.....Brian
RE: Gisborne Area« Reply #1 on: March 08 2005 20:03:00 »
Gissy pumps bro,
The waves are variable from punchy beachies to long points and heavy reefs. Can get cold in the winter but a good 4/3 and you'll be sweet, maybe booties but no need for a hood. Heaps of people surf on the east coast but it's still relatively uncrowded on an international scale. When i lived there i thought 15 people in a lineup was a big crowd.
The New Zealand economy is pumpin at the mo so theres definately jobs to be had.
Peace. and out.
RE: Gisborne Area« Reply #2 on: May 20 2006 06:05:00 »
Hey bro, Gisborne doesn't PUMP. what are you on, you kook? ... the waves are pretty slack and inconsistent. It's a longboarders spot mostly. Anyway tourists aren't welcome here. Peace!! OUT!
RE: Gisborne Area« Reply #3 on: January 20 2007 14:01:00 »
Yeah! More like reforming straighthanders aye. Try Wellington
RE: Gisborne Area« Reply #4 on: April 11 2007 21:04:00 »
Gisbourne NZ rocks it goes off all the time. Locals will tell you otherwise but it rocks
Water is cold and if you park your car in carpark don't expect it to be there when you get out of the water.
RE: Gisborne Area« Reply #5 on: April 14 2007 07:04:00 »
i was there in january and while raglan was going off on the west coast, i sat and waited for a swell to fill in at gisbo for 4 days before heading back west. not as consistent as rag's, so if you have the freedom? i'd just head there... that said, the folks in gis were really friendly.
RE: Gisborne Area« Reply #6 on: August 17 2007 03:08:00 »
I grew up in Gisborne, started surfing in 1960 left for Oz in 1980. Gis has the most consistent surf around, theres always a wave somewhere. Try living in Queensland where its flat for weeks on end. Wish I could come back to live in Gis in my old years, Still love to surf.
RE: Gisborne Area« Reply #7 on: October 11 2007 23:10:00 »
hi, just to follow up on the first question. im moving to the east coast, what is a better place to live, gissy or napier??
RE: Gisborne Area« Reply #8 on: November 16 2007 18:11:00 »
hi bro. is it nice in gisborne for the holidays'?
RE: Gisborne Area« Reply #9 on: November 20 2007 03:11:00 »
A very nice post. Then i guess youre not welcome to anywhere outside NZ ey? Never understod that "hate the outsider thing" some surfer go with. Allways fun with new people i say.