One of the most laid-back days of Repco Beach Hop 16 is the Repco Tairua Beach Party — this year held on March 31. If you weren’t working flat-stick trying to capture it all, like we were, it provided a grand opportunity to park up and enjoy a cold one, or wander the selection of fine machinery parked along the beautiful waterfront.
In addition to the beachside priority parking, the local field was a designated ‘overflow’ zone with many beautiful examples on display to admire. Of course, being a small coastal town, space in Tairua is at a premium, and it is always worthwhile to wander to town — you never know what gems you’re going to find parked in the most unsuspecting of side streets.
With a festival like Beach Hop, it’s always hard to pick a favourite day, but if we were really pressed, Tairua would certainly be around the top of the list. While the weather was a bit of a downer, you forget the rain after a while — we all go to Beach Hop to have a good time, and while you can’t change the weather, what you make of the day is in your hands!