A behind the scenes photo essay by Ryan Glover on a recent voyage off the East Coast of New Zealand. Skip James, Jack Mander, Ryan and Captain Ben Millard loaded up the thirty foot H28 yacht 'Midas' with supplies and set sail for a small Archipelago of island out from the Port of Tauranga. The journey was just as much the destination - they were hunting waves and the unknown and didn't mind taking their time to get there. Typical to New Zealand they were assaulted with a myriad of weather conditions. The weather man was never right.
Special thanks to Captain Ben Millard, Corona, Skip James and Damaged Goods Zine.
Photography: Ryan Glover | Surf Photography: Skip James
Jack Mander. Dawn.
Captain Ben Millard sets the spinnaker.
Skip James at the helm.
The sun setting with the Mainland in the background.
Captain Ben Millard checks the rigging.
Captain Ben Millard, Jack Mander and Skip James. Surf ahoy.
Jack Mander on the nose.
Ryan Glover cross step cut-back.
Ryan Glover on the nose.
Captain Ben Millard.
Ryan Glover bottom turn.
The crew with Midas in the back ground.
Skip James and a dolphin.
The Captain enjoying the sunset.
Back in port we were joined by a some salty fishermen. Jim Millard and Layne Rawson.
First Mate Jack Mander navigating us back to port.