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Delicious Diving – Alive in New Zealand – Ep 19

March is a beautiful time of year. The weather is usually somewhat settled, the holiday crowds are gone and the water warm. Do I really need to say more? Peep the latest episode below!

What a month it was. As I rebuild this series I will be dropping the regular episodes as per normal. Find out more about the new series here.

As always, I will see you at the beach!

-Sam

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Hidden Beach – Alive in New Zealand – Ep 18

I’m writing this blog post from my van in the middle of a Winter storm looking at an edit from the height of Summer and all it’s goodness. Sigh.

Check it below!

If you watch the entire clip you will have seen the small announcement. I will be rebuilding it and I want to showcase rad people doing their thing so stay tuned (or get in touch)!

See you at the beach!

-Sam

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Round 7 2018 Thundercat Nationals – Taranaki

Early March and the Thundercat circus was on the road again, this time to the Naki. More specifically Oakura.

With only four teams in attendance, the title already won and a long drive the meant for tight racing and a great crew of people. The video came out great and I feel is my best work yet, it’s now the second most viewed Thundercat video I’ve made! Check it

Pics please

Think Ladder finished the season third after a hard fought battle with Protech on the day

Second place for the Nationals and some clean racing all season. Protech!

Waikato flying as usual for the top spot in this years Nationals!

Mike & Mike from AMC were there and putting on a show as usual

A huge thanks to an awesome bunch of people!

That’s it for the all the Nationals coverage. The off season will be filled with lots of information sharing and working our way towards next year!

See you at the beach!

-Sam

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Summer Heat – Alive in New Zealand – Ep 17

How do you fit spearfishing, Thundercats, surfing, skimboarding, van life adventures and a Great White shark into one video?

Firstly assign yourself to spending absolutely hours sitting in front of a computer. Once you’ve sorted that then get to work. Work I did and here is the result

I struggled a little bit with this episode as there was just so much content and I’m looking at a little change to the series too!

Stay tuned and I will see you at the beach!

-Sam

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Round 6 2018 Thundercat Nationals – Little Barrier

Ahh yes a new Long Haul! Would someone get lost? Would everyone have enough fuel? How many birds would get run over? This course had never been run before and with a creative approach to the coverage I feel we did the race justice! Find it all in the video below

How’s that weather though!

Pics

You all know where we’re going?

Target

McReddy was strong

Just like round 5 I was stoked to have an event at home with perfect weather and smiles all round.

See you at the beach!

-Sam

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Round 5 2018 Thundercat Nationals – Omaha Beach

When it comes to event and team bias, this was my event. Having spent almost my entire life living at Omaha, I was stoked to have a couple of events here. Think Ladder, the hometown team and second place sitters, were looking strong too.

The sun was out, it was hot, the water clear but the tiny swell meant to close racing. Check all the action in the video below

As always, here the event in pictures

Go time!

How’s the weather?

Close fast racing was the order of the day

It was flat but it was fast!

Thanks to the local crowd, you were brilliant!

Although it’s looking like we won’t be making a return to Omaha for next years Nationals, I’m hoping for a club event!

As a huge content creator with some incredible growth at the moment I’m making a big push towards 1000 subscribers so if you haven’t already then click here for the info.

See you at the beach!

-Sam

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What’s Been Happening?

Whenever I ask this question it usually gets one of two responses. The first and by far the most common, painfully boring, mundane and uninspiring is “not much, just work”, or very similar. Then add how busy you are. Choice bro.

The less common and considerably more interesting goes more like this. So much man, been shooting Thundercats, diving (been getting some good fish too), skimming, the boat’s running again, clocked up a fair few km’s in the van, Been up north a few times, had an epic dive out West, swam with a Great White, ticked over two years without an alcoholic drink, ate some fantastic food (incl a BBQ on 90 mile), there’s been waves and I’m off down White Island again this weekend.

Here in New Zealand we don’t like that sort of response. We don’t like people who talk about themselves.  Sorry but it’s been bloody hectic to be honest. There’s a Winter chill in the air so we have to cram as much into the next wee while before it gets cold. Then the same thing happens, it’s just colder ha.

Seeing I haven’t done an update blog post in a little while, here’s a clip from last week that you will enjoy if you’re into free range food

I will touch on the weather now. Shit it’s been difficult to get. Seems to be really nice… Or really not nice. Saturday was more of the latter but we were out there

On another note I’ve been trying to sell some of my merch. Not only do I want to sell it, I want to expand the product line and get really stuck in so if you’re on the hunt to rock some branded goodies then get to my online shop!

Lastly all the things I mentioned up top have happened lately incl the Great White part so if you need to catch up then get along to my main YouTube channel as well and my vlog channel!

As always, I will see you at the beach!

-Sam

 

 

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Summer Marine Life – Alive in New Zealand – Ep 16

16 episodes down of my favourite series and only slightly behind schedule… I’ll take it. We kicked off the Summer season in what only can be described as a stellar weather pattern. There’s even some unseen Orca footage in there. Enjoy!

With Summer now at a close, the next while looks bloody exciting! I can’t wait to show it to you.

See you at the beach!

-Sam

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Round 3 2018 Thundercat Nationals – Whangamata

Round 3 of this years Nationals proved popular with racers and spectators alike. With big surf and a blazing sun the boats took to the water to see who would be the quickest on the day. The racing was tight and scrappy, just the way we like it. Check the video below

This video seems to be gaining traction online with quite a few views but we can’t forget the pictures

Sending it. All the boats were on the day!

Cool, calm and out in front.

The stresses of racing!

My logo 🙂

Lads

Waikato Sandblasting winners on the day!

It was en epic day that will go down in our memories for some time!

See you at the beach!

-Sam

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Assembling A Team Of Rad People

My little business/brand/company turns 10 very shortly! There’s been several “revisions” of what that consists of during this time but one thing that has stayed true and that is that it has always been fairly visual.

2018 is the year I work out exactly what this brand means and give it some real direction and purpose. This means a team. A team of cool people doing epic things! Sounds achievable, watch the video below for the general idea

So what does a team mean exactly for a brand? Well it should work both ways so I’m going to keep this as simple as possible.

For the brand it means increased exposure in the chosen areas in which it has chosen to promote itself. Pretty simple.

For the sponsored person or people it means help with their chosen sport (or whatever), increased exposure and of course…. Free stuff!

As I push a lot more brand focus this year with a small team of guys (which i will detail more shortly) I of course want to expand this so if you feel you have something to offer then get in touch. I’m sure you can work out how!

See you at the beach!

-Sam