Western Leader : January 13th 2012
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By VANITA PRASAD LEGACY The legacy of renowned Piha surfboard-maker Peter Byers will be honoured at the national surfing championships with the establishment of an award in his memory. The inaugural Peter Byers Memorial Award was created by Piha resident Clive Barron from kauri shaped into a surfboard. Lion Rock Boardriders Club member Mike Jolly says it's still deciding what the criteria for the award will be. ''It'll be going to someone who's displayed an out- standing performance.'' Peter Byers died aged 71 in October. He is known as the founder of surfing in New Zealand for being the first in the country to craft and supply modern surfboards. Mr Byers also supplied board blanks to the rest of the country and parts of Australia which allowed other board builders to get started. He was inducted into the New Zealand Surfing Hall of Fame. You d be hard pressed to find a Kiwi who s surfed longer than Murray Bray. He s the oldest competitor in next week s Hyundai National Surfing Championships with his 70th birthday only weeks away. It s the first time an over 60s division, dubbed the Big Kahunas, has been included in the event. The section is named after a Hawaiian term for the surf gods. It s better than what they were going to call us, Mr Bray says. The over 55s division is called The Fossils so they were thinking about calling us the Aged Fossils. I said I m not entering until you get a better name. The Piha resident was one of the first Kiwis to take up modern surfing in 1958 after Americans Bing Copeland and Rick Stoner brought balsa wood surfboards to New Zea- land. Mr Bray, then 15, was one of the four Piha residents who lined up to watch the two Californians ride boards they d never seen before. One of their group was Peter Byers, who went on to craft some of the first modern surfboards in New Zealand. Before he knew it Mr Bray was addicted to the new style of surfing. He didn t realise he was pioneering the sport in New Zealand. We didn t really think of it as we are the first ones to do it -- it was just so addictive because it was new. Mr Bray is in good form. I ve been getting out regu- larly and I m feeling as fit as I should be. Mr Bray says the introduc- tion of the Peter Byers Mem- orial Award to the competition this year is fabulous. We grew up together and I have an original Peter Byers board, the fourth one that he popped out. Entertainment at surf champs Playing to Piha: Cat Tunks of Black Sand Diva. A variety of entertain- ment is coming to Piha s shores next week during the national surfing cham- pionships. On Thursday night the world premiere of SEWN, a longboard- ing film, will be held at an open-air screening at South Piha Beach. Directed and produced by award-winning Fre- nch filmmaker and longboarder Nicolas Brikke, SEWN takes viewers to the south, east, west and north coasts of the North Island through the perspective of a longboarder. Arrive at the beach at 8.45pm. Tickets are available to purchase at the gate. Friday night will see the Dave Alley Band play alongside Piha s Cat Tunks of Black Sand Diva at the Piha Surf Life Saving Club. Starts 8pm and tickets are available on the door. A large children s treasure hunt will held next Saturday during the finals of the surfing competition at 10.30am on the beach. Entry is free with a $100 prize. DJSamEandDJ Brad will wrap up the competition with a gig at the Piha Bowling Club. Starts at 7pm. Tickets on the door.
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