Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My first Brown(Uh, that looks blue?)fish!

It arrived yesterday and was made, along with a bunch of others, just before Gary left for Hawaii.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fantasea Kneeboarding in Slo-Mo!

The silent look and learn slow version and he still looks like he is flying!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fantasea Kneeboarding!

I was too knocked out, by this amazing footage of GG tearing it up from the 1980 surf classic Fantasea, to not put together a piece for all you kneeboarders out there. Enjoy!
Look and learn slo-mo version coming soon!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

2010 WA State Longboard Championships

3 events from the 2nd day of competition of the Denmark round.
Fairly crappy side shore conditions but some very reasonable rides from the Mens Over 35, Mens Over 55 & Open Ladies which features 3 talented local kids!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Never let one piece of equipment define you!

I like that! Brian Keaulana speaking on a vid promoting C4 Waterman products, mainly SUPS of course, although they espouse having fun riding waves on all manner of wavecraft.
He also talks about the waterman creed of balance, strength, endurance and tradition not only in the water but in life too and this is defined perhaps, by his penchant for a little underwater running occasionally.
Do make sure you check out the river rapid riding in the 2nd vid. Good stuff!
SUPs? Well worth a try, so much fun, so versatile and the best favour you can do for your core muscles!

Monday, June 7, 2010


Finally we seem to be getting some decently working banks round here again.
For today, 'twas off the mat and on to Big Blue, upon which I was allowed to enjoy a very nice left in front of the currently closed inlet opening, where I recently and joyously spied a really strong rip working it's magic so as I could enjoy today. It was pretty similar to the pic above but without this guy's good looks and style!
A little further over on the next peak......... 30 or so hustling away whilst, where I was, just two of us and eventually for a while just meself! Yee ha!
As "One must ride waves whilst swells untwine", we went back to see if we could get another session, with me hoping to get some more time on the mat, but it was onshore and buggar all swell getting in.
Still, I can go back to work for the next 2 days fulfilled and ready for some more wave riding joy starting on Thursday again with a bit of luck!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Learning to Longboard?

I came across the Longboard Clinic whilst researching the Astron Zot shaped by the irrepressible Geoff McCoy.
I was particularly impressed with the Longboard Clinics How To..... section.
Here is the lesson on how to hang five!