Monday, February 25, 2013

Alessandro Puccinelli

Absolutely stunning wave images from Mr. Puccinelli who I discovered via Rebecca Olive's excellent blog. There's a colour palette in these photos that is making me very happy. Sorry about the layout glitches here, Blogger keeps changing my attempts to centre images and make things look tidy.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This Is How Fine Surf Movies Get Made


Kidman and Mont Mercury have been working like dogs to bring you surf entertainment. Mercury was later served more indignity when he was left standing around LAX by an idiot. It's a hard life being a surf star. Picture by the lovely Mish.

Thursday, February 14, 2013



A Flexspoon that Hawaiian Chris had built for himself by Roberts Surfboards. Absolutely beautiful work on this thing, it's an incredible piece of hand built craft- there's a noticeable flex in it, that spine is a great idea and the fin set up is great. Chris has a serious archive of interesting boards and a really good knowledge of what works which makes him a pretty useful resource at times. I volunteered to go and collect it from Ventura which was entirely self serving. It meant not only did I get my hands on the boards, but I managed a fun surf, a quite informative chat with Robert and a stop at a favourite Mexican restaurant in Oxnard on the way home. Not a bad way to spend a day off.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Used Surfboard Deal

Couple of Rob Royal's 4 fin personal rides he's letting go, both look like they could be a lot of fun. Top is a 5'6" PU/PE (I like that shape a lot), bottom is a 5'8" epoxy. They're barely ridden, in Santa Cruz and only $225 each without fins. That's a couple of very good scores for someone. Email him at

Thursday, February 07, 2013


8'6" Parmenter widowmaker (in Hawaii), complete madness to take this out in the waves it's built for, but it's a beautiful piece of craftsmanship.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Joel Fitzgerald

Joel has been off the radar a bit of late, but the son of the Sultan has not mellowed any on the surf front as proven by these photos. (Lifted from the excellent Deus Bali blog- those guys seem to be having as much fun as it possible to have at any given moment, and they photograph it well.)
Joel was a crucial part of why Litmus was just so amazing on release, charging slab reefs in Ireland, waves most of us had never even dreamed of yet alone seen at that point. There's still copies of the film available and if you don't own this classic, you should. Especially since this is the last time it'll be offered at $15, shipping included thanks to the post office basically doubling the shipping rates, apparently in an attempt to drive the last of America's small businesses into the dirt. Email info @ to order or tell us something entertaining.