Coast Characters

Glen Surgenor – shooting from the hip

Glen Surgenor comes from a pioneer Coast family of stage coach drivers so it’s no surprise that he is also one of the country’s leading cowboy shooting competitors, having competed in New Zealand, Australia and America.

He started carving Pounamu at Westland Greenstone in the early nineties and continues to this day at his studio 484 Hau Hau Road in Hokitika where he works with daughter Brittany.

I called in to have a close up look at his gallery and to ask Glen if he would share some of his life experiences with Coaster’s weekly. He agreed.

Many thanks Glen, it was great to catch up:

Glen Surgenor – shooting from the hip