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|Archived Since:||June 27, 2009|
In case you've not seen it over at the Deus Bali blog, Joel Fitzgerald has been spending a bit of time in the vicinity of Canggu, and shaped himself this very stylish looking single fin. Then he went out and surfed it like it was a quad. Genetics are staying true with that family.
Mark Thomson of Krypt Surfmats has swung a setup where if you order a mat from him, he'll ship it anywhere in the world free. Courier style, just a few days rather than the usual weeks of waiting for the postie to show up. Everybody should have a surfmat, so if you're in a place where such things aren't so easy to come by, get on this. Show More Summary
Kidman finished Paul's fish, built with a template taken from his own Frye fish, and I think everyone involved, from the guy who's lost longboard provided the material for the the first fish on up to good old Wibz, can be very proud of this one. Simon Jones on the glassing again- he does some lovely work.
Yes, this is absolutely a rave about someone's product- I have bought Axxxe suits and absolutely love them. Yeah, they're a bit more expensive but not in the long run. My first suit lasted easily twice as long as any other I've owned, and when you factor in the comfort level of a suit that is custom fitted- they're absolutely worth every penny. Show More Summary
Chip's brother Simon's jet bottom. The pictures say it all really....
It's definitely been one of those weeks (or two). The need to earn a living, the howling onshores and to top it off my first arse kicker of a cold in years. Not a huge amount of fun anywhere in that lot. Yet, I hate to admit it, the internet has come to my rescue with the discovery of Hickory Nines. Show More Summary
No disrespect to the pro tour guys, but the really crazy cutting edge stuff is happening far away from judging stands and sponsor's booths. I understand if you think Ozzie's manic antics seem a bit spider monkey on PCP at times, but check out the Indo footage at around 10mins. That is some quality wave riding there my friends.
What you have there is the new fish Kidman is building for South Australia's own Paul Whibley. The template is Andrew's take on his beloved Frye, which was basically a take on the Lis. Serious pedigree happening there, and board shows it. Show More Summary
Yes, it's a movie from a clothing company but it's about Lynch who is unreservedly an inspiration and has been since before I could shave. Ignore the undoubtedly portentous and overwrought moments of narration, watch the surfing which was game changing stuff.
This 6' x 21" x 3" Mackie flextail is for sale here on Gumtree for $350 which insanely cheap- someone please buy it, or buy it and hold on to it for me as those dims are about perfect! Deal of the month without a doubt.
Never have I been happier to see a package from Torquay. I finally got around to springing for the Captain Goodvibes compendium from Flying Pineapple, and it is a work of some genius. Tony Edwards' creation graced the pages of Tracks through the Seventies, and became a somewhat legendary icon for a certain breed of antipodean surfer. Show More Summary
Over the last few years of helping Mick Mackie sell a few boards in the Northern Hemisphere, I have accumulated a little 'show quiver'- basically boards that Mick made so people can see one in the flesh as it were. Usually I tend to pick boards I like, and on occasion wind up 'testing' them which means it's now used and i may as well keep it. Show More Summary
Dean Dampney's photos of Mick Mackie at work.
Dean Dampney is a photographer based in Ulladulla, NSW Australia. I came across his work as he'd taken some great shots of Mick Mackie's boards, and it never fails to impress me. He's three I poached from his site, they sort of sum the pastime up quite neatly for me- the joy, the wonder and the expectation of the joy and wonder. Onya Dean, nice work yet again.
This is one of my new favourite things on the internet. A group of Australians have decided to try the waters and launch an independent, online 'publication'. Yes, there's plenty of content out there, every halfwit with access to a computer has a blog (myself for instance), but I never tire of it. Show More Summary
What you see here is not just a big room full of very interesting surfboards, it's the future home of nice big epoxy dedicated glassing bay. Things are afoot at Ninelights, including that extremely racey little compsand Twinzer and a quite big Mini Bob. Visiting Jeff is always an interesting day out.
Absolutely stunning wave images from Mr. Puccinelli who I discovered via Rebecca Olive's excellent blog. There's a colour palette in these photos that is making me very happy. Sorry about the layout glitches here, Blogger keeps changing my attempts to centre images and make things look tidy.
Kidman and Mont Mercury have been working like dogs to bring you surf entertainment. Mercury was later served more indignity when he was left standing around LAX by an idiot. It's a hard life being a surf star. Picture by the lovely Mish.
Flexspoon that Hawaiian Chris had built for himself by Roberts Surfboards. Absolutely beautiful work on this thing, it's an incredible piece of hand built craft- there's a noticeable flex in it, that spine is a great idea and the fin set up is great. Show More Summary