Photo by Mark Price.
Trainee helicopter pilot Johnny Pearson (23), of Wanaka,
has found a continuous wave at the Hawea River kayak park the
perfect place to practise some surfing moves.
He has been a regular user of the new park since it opened a
few weeks ago and says while he wondered how kayakers would
feel about a surfer using their water, kayakers had been
''super friendly''. The way to avoid being swept downstream
was to find the ''sweet spot'' - then a surfer could ride the
river all day long, he said.