Finally some summer swell at Orewa!!! Fanged up to be greeted with a fun waist high wave and gentle offshore. I haven't had a SUP surf at Orewa since July 2016! Busted out the Deep Minion 7'4 104L and hoped I'd not sink it. I was pleasantly surprised that I could still paddle it ok after 8 months. Scored a load of fun waves and was blown away again about how fast the Minion accelerates and how loose it is on a wave, you can get twice as many turns than any other SUP I've had.