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Summer fun creates lasting memories

Summer fun creates lasting memories

Summer fun creates lasting memories. For me it was the East Coast of the Bay of Plenty where I spent Summer holidays for  the first 13 years of my life. We camped at Schoolhouse Bay in Te Kaha. Every year there was a core of campers who were regular visitors to this slice of paradise. Was great to see friends I only ever saw at Christmas. Somehow, there was a mystique  surrounding this and created anticipation during the build up to summer of catching up again. Summer fun creates lasting memories.

They seemed like endless summers.

Was here that I met my first real girlfriend, by real I dont mean as opposed to the many imaginary ones, but one that had some meaning. The great thing about lasting memories is they are always  positive even if some are destined to remain in the past. Other lasting memories included rides on my boogie board, in those days just a slab of foam that gave you the most horrible stomach rash (what did I say about most lasting memories being positive?) . Thankfully boogie boards have come a long way since then. Wish I had designed rash shirts back then, I would have been a pioneer. Lets not forget Santa. My pressies were always in the old paper kleensaks at the end of my camp stretcher. Santa was always generous. I must have been a good boy for all those years. This summer is a new first for me, now living in Taranaki. Looking froward to some Taranaki summer fun creating lasting memories.

What summer fun creates lasting memories do you have of summers gone? I am sure that whatever you did, it was special times in your life, as they were in mine.

Summer, brought to you by Wave Invader Bodyboards,

Merry Xmas.

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Christmas gifts & the summer season

Christmas gifts & the summer season

Packed up my kit bag last week and went on a sales trip to call on surf shops and discuss the benefits of stocking Wave Invader Bodyboards. After clocking up 1,600 km’s I returned to base with 4 stockists. Surf Spot, Waihi Beach; D-Bar Sports, Whangamata; Blackjack Surf, Whitianga and Stirling Sports, Thames. A big thank you to those shops for your support. Christmas gifts for some?

A big part of the trip, I discovered, was timing. For some, I was too late as they had already sorted other suppliers and some were not there on the day. Could I have planned better? Certainly I could have made contact earlier for those already committed but to co-ordinate everybody I believe was just not feasible.

The trip was a huge learning curve for me. Seeing the owners & employees going about their jobs was very interesting. Most were very busy gearing up for the Summer season with stock arriving, making room for that stock & juggling their time between their duties and listening to what I had to say.

For some they were stocking boogie boards for holiday makers, some knew that people buy them for Christmas gifts and others for the locals who are getting excited about Summer (aren’t we all)

A big plus for me was the enthusiasm they showed for my product. One surf shop owner, an ex surfboard shaper, totally “got it” when I explained the characteristics & dynamic of the shape.  I now must endeavour to provide the best quality service I can so they, and their customers, can remain confident in my product. Lastly, was great to be in the Bay of Plenty & the Coromandel Peninsula, where this author spent many an endless summer. I remember my Christmas gifts were always at the bottom of my camp stretcher in the old paper kleensaks, aahh the simple days.

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Wave Invader Hits the East Coast!!!

Wave Invader Hits the East Coast!!!

This Labour weekend the Wave Invader team will be hitting the beaches of Waihi, Mt Maunganui and Whangamata to give you the chance to see what all the fuss is about!!

The first reported documentation on Bodyboarding was by none other than the great Captain Cook himself way back in 1778!!!  He recorded seeing Hawaiian villagers riding waves on their bellly and knees on “Alaia” boards made from the wood of the Acacia Koa.  Many changes have happened in the evolution of the body board since then, and now the next generation has arrived!!

Wave Invader is the next generation in Body Boards and their roadshow is all about giving you guys a go and, once you feel the increased stability and greater maneuverability offered by the Wave Invades unique bodyboard design, you wont want to give it back….

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