Monday, April 29, 2013

Axxxe Wetsuits

Yes, this is absolutely a rave about someone's product- I have bought Axxxe suits and absolutely love them. Yeah, they're a bit more expensive but not in the long run. My first suit lasted easily twice as long as any other I've owned, and when you factor in the comfort level of a suit that is custom fitted- they're absolutely worth every penny. Total quality every step of the way here- materials, construction, service- I'll never go back to the off the rack deal. Cool to see the folks who actually made my suit and there's some decent surfing as a bonus. Mick Waters put it together- you should buy his really wonderful movie 'Little Black Wheels' if you haven't already done so. Email info @ and we'll sort one out for you. Clip was found thanks to the always great Cabinessence blog. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Erle Pedersen

Chip's brother Simon's jet bottom. The pictures say it all really....

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hickory Nines

It's definitely been one of those weeks (or two). The need to earn a living, the howling onshores and to top it off my first arse kicker of a cold in years. Not a huge amount of fun anywhere in that lot. Yet, I hate to admit it, the internet has come to my rescue with the discovery of Hickory Nines. It's an English site that basically documents stuff that's, well.... good. The people putting it together have good taste, it hits all the bases I like- photography, film, music, food, coffee and of course surfing. From a very deep well of quality stuff I've pulled a few photos by Shayne House of the Slyder Cup paipo selection. There's much more there, go check it out.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ozzie Wright

No disrespect to the pro tour guys, but the really crazy cutting edge stuff is happening far away from judging stands and sponsor's booths. I understand if you think Ozzie's manic antics seem a bit spider monkey on PCP at times, but check out the Indo footage at around 10mins. That is some quality wave riding there my friends.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Andrew, Paul & Gerry

What you have there is the new fish Kidman is building for South Australia's own Paul Whibley. The template is Andrew's take on his beloved Frye, which was basically a take on the Lis. Serious pedigree happening there, and board shows it. Paul is a classic, he's got a very tidy quiver of high quality and somewhat left field boards, so he had top notch ceramicist Gerry Wedd immortalize them on a teapot. How much cooler than an instagram page is that?

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Wayne Lynch

Yes, it's a movie from a clothing company but it's about Lynch who is unreservedly an inspiration and has been since before I could shave. Ignore the undoubtedly portentous and overwrought moments of narration and watch the surfing which was game changing stuff.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Attention Australians!

This 6' x 21" x 3" Mackie flextail is for sale here on Gumtree for $350 which insanely cheap- someone please buy it, or buy it and hold on to it for me as those dims are about perfect! Deal of the month without a doubt.