After the Earthquake

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When the earth violently moved in Christchurch, New Zealand, at 12:51 p.m. on February 22, 2011, the local surfing populous was sent scurrying. And while tragedy beset the city and lives were lost and forever changed, out in the hinterlands alternative wave-riding opportunities were revealed. And proof that Kiwis are able to smile in the face of adversity, where there’s blokes there’s usually sheep jokes.