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This ses­sions oc­cu­rance came about by a joint team ef­fort of sev­eral trop­i­cal storm sys­tems, first Cy­clone Gita started the work fol­lowed a week later by an­other un-named sys­tem which saw the heav­ens open, record floods and road clo­sures oc­cur. Those first sys­tems laid the foun­da­tions which lay and wait for Cy­clone Hola to weave its magic spin­ning out wide off the coast of the North Is­land in a per­fect swell de­liv­er­ing po­si­tion for East Coast surfers. Work and com­mit­ments were put on ice the en­tire length of the east­ern fac­ing shores from the Far North to Otago, and our surfers set off in search of cy­clone dreams. While tales of suc­cess and bro­ken hearts were aplenty one par­tic­u­lar spot that had in it­self bro­ken hearts may times be­fore was hav­ing its ‘day of days’ and lo­cal lads like Ben Hazel­wood were mak­ing pigs of them­selves, know­ing that op­por­tu­ni­ties like this only oc­cur sev­eral times in ones surf­ing life. Photo: Cory

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