Friday, November 30, 2012

And Again Kidman

Nice indeed. The book of this is on sale on his site currently, and only available directly from Andrew. Like his last release, 'Lost In The Ether', 'Single' is limited to 1000 copies and will be amazing. Coastalwatch interview here.

Monday, November 26, 2012


More from our favourite Aussie farm boy. The Parmenter influenced single will, I believe, be headed to a very happy Mexican. Andrew's been shaping boards at quite a clip for someone who considers himself a bit of a dabbler at the task. There's about no chance of getting one from him for Christmas though, so a good alternate option would be a copy of 'Way Of The Bird', his book co-produced with Andy Davis. $25, shipping included. Order at info @ foamandfunction once again. Awesome, I've just realized this is post 500. Thanks for looking and all the support.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Brilliant ceramic Simmons jandal by Gerry Wedd. You can't have it because it's Paul Whibley's now, but you can have this lovely Simmons themed apparel, t-shirt is $25 and there's a few zip front lightweight hoodies at $35. Shipping is free to wherever you are and it makes a bloody marvelous Xmas gift. Email info @ if you want one or have something good to tell us. If you're in LA, check this out next week.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Regular Wildcat

Michelle Lockwood has decided to step into the world of blogs and tumblrs and the like. Her effort is Regular Wildcat and it's undoubtedly going to be good. She has plenty of stylish visual input as well as what looks like being a nice run of interviews to add a bit of heft to it. Well worth the time to click over. Let's face it, if you're going to be sitting looking at the internet, you might as well be looking at something of quality.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Porridge & Single Fins

From Webb Ward in the deep south here's a porridge factory and a lad's first go-out on a singley. Sights to warm one's heart. The next two are a bit more to the west, a pair of gems shot by Paul Whibley. He's a lucky man with setups like this in his sights.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Steph Gilmore via Kidman

Andrew Kidman has been quietly working away with Alby Falzon on the 'Spirit Of Akasha' project, and from what of it he's let be seen, the film is going to be pretty amazing. This latest taste is in the form of another limited edition book, much like 'Lost In The Ether'. This time the subject is the quite brilliant Steph Gilmore. It's an 84 page book with essays by Kidman and Dave Parmenter (who shaped the single fin that Ms. Gilmore rides so well) and 48 pages of images from the film. Limited to 1000 signed copies, it's definitely a keeper. Once again it's only available direct from Andrew, so the place to get it is here. The clip is from Mickey Smith, who is contributing a chunk of the film, and it is a beautiful thing. I am just loving the quality of visuals that are being made at the moment, it's brilliantly realized and creative film-making, and it's about surfing- a near perfect entertainment combination as far as I'm concerned.

Friday, November 02, 2012

What's Down There Pt. 2

This little bloke is a Blue Dragon Sea Slug. Cute though it seems, it's a hermaphrodite, swims upside down and eats Portuguese Man O' Wars. Not unlike some Australians I've known. They live in temperate/tropic waters and turn up on the East Coast sometimes. Hope everyone over there made it through Sandy OK and the cleanup is manageable.