Tuesday, 31 December 2013

7'1 X 21"

shaped this mid length back in june but never rode it till last week. wow! what
board. concave through the nose and quite big vee through the last
third out the tail..turns unreal and glides through the pocket seeking some very fun
lines....my summer just got better

Saturday, 28 December 2013

nice stuff

Mixtapes Explained to Modern Kids

and this one...i loved my mixed tapes...i would always hate when the radio
presenter would talk over that sweet intro or come in early at the end and fade
down the ever so sweet outro...but hell, it made for good listening... i goat
get the ol tapes out and have a listen!..
confession- my first ever tape/music i bought with my own money was- MC Hammer,
can't touch this! and following that was Belinda Carlisle, Runnaway Horses..and Def Leppard.
cool shit..

Film Photography Explained To Modern Kids

i stole this one from jackcolemanphotography blog...everyone remembers how
good film was yeh...mum always cutting heads off..haha and those waterproof
disposable cameras that you'd share with your mates to try and get sic barrel
shots of each other...only to get them back and find like 2 or 3 decent shots...
but those decent shots were soo worth it...and then you lost the photo 4 weeks later
anyways coz you were too lazy to put it in your album..haha..the future just doesn't
have the sentimentality of old....and i miss that.

Friday, 27 December 2013

What a find..!

my ol' man rang me the other day to tell me it was a shit, rainy day at home so he
decided to clean out his wardrobe....up the top, at the back, he finds his old
records he forgot all about and never knew he still had...what a stash!!
the "holy grail", original pressing of Morning of the Earth...something I've been
chasing for years now but have never parted with the $200 or so on ebay.
also, original pressings of Neil Young, the Eagles, Led Zepplin, Sade, Bowie, Elton John, 
Midnight oil..the list keeps going, over 80 titles. Fuck! what an amazing surprise...
is great to hear all these again, i grew up with my oldies playing this stuff, but was
on cassette in my time.....
i blew the dust off and have been flogging them ever since...good vibes:)

Saturday, 21 December 2013

wedding...and a little christmas cheer:)

as promised..a few pics from the wedding...a very special day indeed! things have been amazing
with the new location and our relationship only grows deeper:)..i am a lucky guy! 
..slowly getting back on board..a new camera in tow, be sure there will be plenty of 
shots of new local secret spots and the shaping bay will be back up and running 
in the new year...that sweet smell of resin back in the air..haha, i love it!

i will take this opportunity, (while I'm being personal) to wish everyone a merry 
christmas....what ever you believe in, and how ever you celebrate it..i wish you happiness, love and light...may the new year inspire growth and peace   ox


oz is my dead set fav!...designing his own clothing line now...im guessing it'll be
some pretty fresh stuff..

Sunny - Shoelaces

how fucking amazing is this song!!!...listen and love..

Friday, 20 December 2013

saw The Brian Jonestown Massacre at the HI FI in sydney on thursday night. wow! what a show,
these guys, especially Anton, are inspirational to me and i love all of their works. was good to
see these guys again...it was more of a oldies..or, greatest hits show, with most songs taken from tepid peppermint wonderland but amazing nonetheless. i was interested to hear newer works, but an album is on the way in 2014 so i guess another tour will hopefully be on the cards...the band was hear to co-headline merideth music fest with Deerhunter..(I'm sure that wuda been a mad show!) was good to see all the old faces..with Matt H, Joel, Frankie, Ricky and even Rob Campenella making the trip, Anton was in full mysterious, enigmatic swing donning sunglasses on stage and not saying a great deal.
i got onto the after party @ brighton up bar, oxford st. where Ricky DJd a fucking mental set of sonic wave/dirty electronica all from China! i was blown away, best set/club music I've ever heard. the room was small, ricky was cutting sic shapes behind the tables, and the peeps were movin', fucking cool shit...i talked to matt hollywood and met Frankie and Ricky for the first time...super nice guys who had time for everyone and were genuinely having a good time....respect guys!
also met Matt j Tow (frontman of the Lovetones, and past member/songwriter for BJM)...what a fucking amazing guy..super modest and just a beautiful human..we shared a cigarette out the front and chatted for about half hour..an amazing night...

Thursday, 5 December 2013

get ready for this!!! such a rad cast....would have chosen the same surfers myself...
its good how filmmakers are using an eclectic approach these days with surfers from many
angles,..logging, singles/retro and of course prog surfing...was sic of seeing shitty 3ft
mush and an air reverse for 30mins straight..
looking forward to this one..

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Friday, 15 November 2013

Friday, 25 October 2013


i got married to a wonderful woman (and my best friend:) on saturday..the last few days have been hectic..post wedding and the final move in 2 days..garage sale tomorrow...internet will be down for a week or so...so ill be back with vengeance once its sorted....many exciting things happening soon..

Monday, 21 October 2013

no posts for a while guys....i got married on the weekend!
it was amazing, everything we ever hoped for, photos to come
when we sort them...for now a little sunshine fairy for ya'll...
stay tuned to peaceloveanarchy cool things are happening.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Saturday, 12 October 2013

ode to Newcastle

we have moved our stuff north this weekend and we will be 
moving to stay in a week...i thought i'd do a little pictorial
"ode to Newy" to say goodbye.
Newcastle is an amazing place for surf, or rather the Hunter
region coastline, which spans from Seal Rocks to lower Central Coast. 
it has a variety of top class reef breaks, point breaks and quality
consistant beachies, it boasts rivermouths, breakwalls, a channel
and a harbour-which actually breaks inside the wall on a big NE swell,
it is fast, heavy and hollow and would have to be a world class (novelty)
wave...it only breaks well a few times a year..the harbour is also
home to the world's largest coal exporter. ships come and go from 
around the world daily and the offshore shipyard where they wait
(from the harbour southwards) is nothing less than iconic. at times
there can be up to 40 vessels waiting about 3km offshore, making
any surf shot of Newcastle instantly recognisable the world over..

i am privileged to have grown up here and surfed these gems, and
many still somewhat untouched beaches..
a few pics from over the last 10 yrs, enjoy.

Friday, 11 October 2013


the quiver is actually about 7 boards stronger. i've lost track
of the others..they get borrowed and swapped and passed
on again...and if they come back they definitely have
a bit more character..haha, theres those favourites that arn't 
for loan but it is good to see a board 
that doesn't necessarily bond with you make a special 
connection with someone else..they are all beautiful in 
their own right...right??..and everyone surf's different so
 different strokes for different folks is a good thought pattern
to stick to..after all, we can't all ride the latest pro model shortboard..
or want to!. that's where it becomes interesting..yes there 
are all rounders..but what if u started to dedicate your 
quiver to different waves??..point breaks, beach
breaks, reef breaks, small fat waves, hollow fast waves..thruster,
 quadfin, twin fin, single fin, channels, flyers..you just opened up a big world of 
possibilities...and most importantly fun! i tend to ride a different board
every surf..usually to match the waves...and sometimes one not really
matched but the challenge of such a venture is rewarding
and can help with your overall surfing ability..(i think)
respect and love your quiver folks...and i will say this...
experiment..find what works for you..not what is the flavour
of the month..take pride in your own style..
after all we surf to be free..not to be cool..yeh?

got the hard task of picking about 5 boards to take north
with me tomorrow and leave the rest behind...a quick shot
of the gang before they get split..

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

spin the black circle..

music is necessary for existence.. i take alot of
pride in my player/collection...keeps me truckin'

meanwhile on planet earth..

i love shooting at the sun...cheap summer vibes from
my camera phone..

Sunday, 6 October 2013


my brother's latest boards, handshaped and glassed
himself. the mal is his and the shorty for his daughter Indie.
resin tints look killer, he even pulled off the name
in red tint..

very, very cool stuff..creed rips...an eclectic style..

Monday, 30 September 2013


i bought a new camera. fujifilm X100s, it's brilliant...
 im still familiarising with the controls..but the last
few weeks experimenting have been fun..
random pics around home..

Saturday, 28 September 2013

O M G!

yesterday was all time...not huge..3ft, offshore and some
perfect, hollow A frame beach breaks..soo much fun..
what a day!

Friday, 27 September 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

7'11" x 22" complete..

finished product of old man's mini mal from a 
few posts ago...glassed with full deck inlay..
came up big, inlay and glass job is mint..

Monday, 23 September 2013

Tomorrows Tulips - "Flowers on the Wall" (Official Music Video)

haha...knost...hes a very lo fi man..his music sounds like his surfing..
or, his surfing looks like his music...???..i cant decide..

Sunday, 22 September 2013

we are moving here..

my girl and i will be relocating to the north coast
in a few weeks..we are super excited for a new
beginning, in a beautiful, quiet spot on the coast about 3hrs
away.. this is a lifestyle choice, and we are looking forward
to a laid back way of life, with plenty of time for surfing,
brewing, shaping, swimming in the river, and all the good/simple
things in life....i think ill even start to fish again...haha
bring on the rolling hills and timeless point breaks!!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Pumping much..!?

the last week has been nothing short of perfect...
 4ft offshore for 5 days running! stella spring conditions
around the local coastline, with points, reefs and beachies all
firing, and the forecast is looking good for another couple days...
surfing twice each day, before work and after...5.30am paddle outs..
feeling pretty worn, but now the weekend is here and rest
is not an option when this(above) is happening 500m away...
hope ya'all gettin some wherever you are.. peace..

Thursday, 19 September 2013

good vibes...pass it on..

i took this snap on my iphone, saturday arvo
travelling in the car with my girl, beer in hand, tunes up,
 headed for bbq and beers with friends.. summer vibes
were kicking...haha life is good....quite fitting
actually, cause a new road awaits....

old man's 7'11' x 22"

my old man made a guest appearance in the shed a couple
days ago...he taught me to shape and is a master glasser...
his glass work is superior and he still glasses all my
boards... i throw tints together and work on laminating...
but when it comes to the finish..i leave it in good hands..

this shape was 7'11" x 22, mini mal, or "fatso"
as he likes to call this shape...i've been told there is full deck
patten inlay going on this glider...stay tuned..

Thursday, 12 September 2013

tyler warren on 4'11" mini simmons

how fun does this look!? mechanical Mexico, and some
very rad stylin' on a bar of soap..

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

local solace

i have been surfing this bank to myself now for 6 weeks...along with
the odd appearance of my brother, schools of salmon and the local sharks.
hasnt been real big, but clean and hollow...what more could one