Yes, I am a sad case. 3/4's of the widowmaker selection, 2/3's of which are Parmenters.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Maz, from the old country, got in touch and in the course of an email exchange sent these amazing photos. He picked up a Russ Short model bonzer direct from Malcom Campbell not so long ago. Truly an iconic board in my mind, a classic bit of surf design and from the look of Maz's view an excellent tool in the circumstances. Could this be the most southerly Bonzer? Can't be too many further south than 41.34 degrees (roughly).
Friday, April 04, 2014
I love these stories- Rohan in Australia remembered his cousin having a pretty cool old Kryptonics board back in the day, and after a surf one day had a look in Cuz's garage, lo and behold the board is still there. Awesome old complete right down to the Sims wheels and skid plate, bit of grease and maybe some new bushings and you could bomb a hill I'd say. This is super cool, and the board Rohan pulled out of skip is making watertight is not a bad score either- hopefully pictures that when it's done will follow.....
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Single - Studies of Movement - featuring Stephanie Gilmore from the Spirit of Akasha sessions by Andrew Kidman from Andrew Kidman on Vimeo.
Dave Parmenter made the surfboard, Stephanis Gilmore surfed it and Andrew Kidman conceived of it all and filmed it. Dave will make you one of the boards if you want, he made me one and I won't surf it with anything approaching even a tiny portion of the skill and grace you see Stephanie demonstrate here, but it's still going to give me some peak moments.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Found this and then realized the always on it Cabinessence blog had not only posted it, but had the style to have also posted an Ian Dury clip? Well played sir. Some stunning scenery and waves in this, and it's always a treat to watch one of the Fitzgerald clan surf. Derek is brilliant and he goes backwards- according to sources in Australia he recently chatted with Simon Anderson at an event That would have been the conversation to overhear, Derek giving Simon hell for the thruster.....