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From the surf breaks of the West Coast to the summit of Aoraki: Paul Hersey and Rob Frost

PRICE: $15 (online), $17 (at the door)
LOCATION: Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre.

Searching for Groundswell with Paul Hersey. From its anti-establishment roots, reinforced in the 60s with ongoing ‘beach battles’ against what was then a more militaristic lifeguard movement, to now, on the cusp of entering the Olympics, riding waves has been on quite a journey. After chasing waves all around the world, author Paul Hersey decided to try to capture the culture of surfing in New Zealand. Come and listen to Paul talk about travelling the country while gathering information and experiences for his book Searching for Groundswell, as well as the issues and challenges facing surfing in the modern era.

Searching for Groundswell was shortlisted for an award in our 2019 book competition.

Break: The cafe will be open for a drink or a snack. Book signings.

The stories behind the guidebook to Aotearoa’s premier alpine region, with Rob Frost. During his five years preparing the guidebook, Rob collected countless historical anecdotes, undertook many trips to forgotten corners of the Southern Alps, and gained some unique insights into New Zealand’s past and present climbing personalities. Rob is looking forward to sharing some of these stories, and with them a well-founded perspective on the current state of mountaineering in New Zealand. He challenges the audience as he suggests how collective critical thinking can influence how we engage with our natural landscapes, which can allow for more positive experiences in our rapidly-changing mountains.

Aoraki Tai Poutini – a guide for mountaineers was shortlisted for an award in our 2019 book competition.