Thursday, April 30, 2009

Keeping Coast

Josh from Green Surfing and Save the Waves led me to a trailer for his latest film project. I can't wait to see the whole thing. Click on the pic to check it.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Always good storytelling over at Mick's place.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The nice fellows at Mollusk NY have been keeping tabs. Stay tuned for some crazy summer films coming out of that place. We have some upcoming projects cooking. Sure to be hilarious.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Carlsbad Bureau South Swell Death Drop

Jack and I braved the closeouts in front of G&Ps with our leashless logs. Basically an excersize in suicide drops and long swims. After an hour of struggling through the soup, Jack swam in, got the camera and sat inside for a moment for one last go. It turned out to be a relatively successful drop. Of course I got pummeled anyhow.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Central & Nth Coast Oz

Here's a pic from the swellnet site today. It's absolutely cooking up North at the moment,

Check this report & start foaming at the mouth:

Ballina Daily Surf Report

Updated: Fri Apr 24th, 7:00am
Surf: clean 6ft+
Wind: light W
Weather: fine and sunny
Dawn Patrol: (Please read, aloud if you wish, in your best South African accent). It's absolutely cooking out there this morning bru. Big, clean lines from the ESE with a straight offshore wind and sunny skies. It's definitely muscled right back up with solid 6ft waves and some bigger bomb sets, I tune you bru. Everywhere is just off the richter, if you have the skills bru there are some mighty barrels on the beachies, but you'd need some luck to be able to paddle out there. The Points are just lakka and will get seriously perfect when the tide drops. This is definitely an Epic day bru. Be careful on those rock jumps, it's gnarly. H 7.27 L1.30

Pity i'm stuck in the depths of the city!

Back to the womb. Carlsbad Bureau.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

In an effort to post more, I am going to post more. I will probably try to get Angus and Antonio to post more too, but that will be mostly a failure. I can only concentrate on myself. So. (click) Here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Nearly every indigenous animistic culture that habitates in a partially arid climate has a traditional rain dance. Something special to entreat the gods for a little sustenance. In New York there is a similar sacred choreography for calling waves. It involves a client scheduling a meeting.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

The fellows over at Grass is Greener have some sort of flair for the appropriate. I check in there pretty regularly for the right amount of visual stoke. Feel free to do the same, it will likely make you feel good too.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

ASMF/A Tim Bonython Initiative

An unseasonly warm April evening at the iconic Esplanade Hotel in Melbournes St.Kilda was the 2009 Australian Surf Movie Festival (sponsored by Jim Beam).
The night dished up some epic segments on some of Australias gnarliest big wave spots, most of the films were directed by Tim Bonython who was the man responsible for the event. The spots covered were Shipsterns (Tasmania), Ours (Sydney), Depot Bay & Supertubes (South Coast NSW), Gnarloo & Red Bluff (WA) & Bells Beach (Vic). There were also some segments shot in Indo. All the footage was compiled over 2008 & it looked incredible. Watching these guys get towed into these absolute mutant waves conjures up a sense of humility in even an accomplished surfers eyes! The level of surfing fit & utter balls too deal with the inevitable throttling that one of these beasts is happy to dish up has to be A-grade.It's kind of like graduating to Vert skating from just skating Minis & bowls all your life. Rad to watch though & rad to imagine what it would actually feel like to take one of these waves on! The Maroubra locals (Bra Boys) Abberton, Mark Mathews etc. featured heavily in the water & are defenitlely the ringleaders of this crazy mob of surfers. Sorry Toddy, didn't get photos at the actual event as I only had my phone (no flash), just snapped this one of the sun setting across St.Kilda outside the Espy Hotel! That is Port Phillip Bay you can see there, no swell gets in due to Port Phillip Heads but if you travel an hour & a quarter around that bay to the West you'll come to Bells which is where the Easter classic is next weekend so i'll get down there & snap, snap some pics!

Hope all is well!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009