Formidable Kicks

Two surfing legends are taking on New Zealand’s most rugged waves off the coast of Fiordland for an episode of the Discovery Channel series Storm Surfers. The Storm Surfers’ — Australians Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones — mission is to use the science of storm forecasting to track and hunt the storm front that will produce the biggest swells in the world. But they won’t go unless it’s 2ft plus. Christchurch-born big wave surfer Doug Young will join the pair as they deal with the harshest conditions of their careers and come face to face with an Antarctic storm. Storm Surfers: New Zealand is also a web event where audiences can follow Tom and Ross’ adventures chasing waves around New Zealand through micro documentaries on www.stormsurfers.tv. The world premiere airs July 14.


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What to Do in Cool Lil’ Wellington

What to Do in Cool Lil’ Wellington

Wellington is, “of course”, the more “Melbourne” of the North Island’s two largest cities, according to Pedestrian TV correspondent Chantelle Schmidt. Schmidt writes that Wellington is “art, vintage, bars and all-round…