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Gnarly Wellys

There's a strange romance on the Wellington South Coast…


An unhinged neoprene dream in screaming gales…


A train wreck of surfers, pedigree pooches and waves like cabbage… 


Part ode, part prison diary, GNARLY WELLYS is a bleak, brutal and sometimes beautiful look at the relationship between surfer and surf at Lyall Bay in 2021.


A turbulent 33 poems combined with 7 rolls of film to document a year of wave riding in Pōneke over 124 pages.


By Sam Ezra.

Gnarly Wellys

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