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15 foot waves expected Monday for NZ big wave event

Souvenir from 1999 event

The Rex Von Huben Quiksilver Big Wave Challenge

46º DEEP South Ewhere true ability counts

September 29 EOctober 13 2001

The next swell is expected for tomorrow´s 05h00 call

7 October 2001 : Last nights Export Gold Big Wave Rave quite simply went orffff! Dunedin bands MC Hambone and Funky Feelings with a knock combo of jazzy rap and hiphop followed by Zuvuya with smooth reggae dub tunes played to a packed Colac Bay Pavilion Tavern that rocked until daybreak.

It was groundhog day at Colac Bay again today with another ´Reef Lay Day´ being called and just as well for those who partied long and hard during the night, luckily a strong southwesterly wind blowing yesterday, has produce a positive sign for an increase in swell over the next 24 hours.

This afternoon crew left to surf Porridge as the wind starts to swing from the south west around to the east south east. It is predicted to stay light and somewhere between east and south east tomorrow providing clean offshore conditions at Rarotoka Island. With the wave size looking to be anything from 3.5-5metres (10-15 ft) on Toko Reef from a building south west pulse, a 5am call has been made for the morning in the hope of scoring two rounds tomorrow in near perfect condtions.

The Challenge currently in its 3rd year, is held annually in October in memory of Dunedin surfer and Quiksilver agent Rex von Huben who was tragically killed in a car accident in 1998. Challenge sponsors are Quiksilver, Export Gold, Reef, Vodafone, Red Bull, The Southern Scenic Route, The Community Trust of Otago, Kiwi Experience Bottom Bus, 720 Eye Armour, The Esplanade Restaurant, The Cow Pizzeria and Wests Cordials

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