July 30, 2010

Beach Shack

Not for sale. Keep up to date with the No Ship developments here.

July 28, 2010

July 27, 2010

Be Happy

"If we can't be happy and friendly in the water, where can we? ... Everyone has their best surfs when they're happy."
Robbie Page in The Surfer's Journal (vol 18 no.4)

July 26, 2010

Long or Light

I had a few days up north recently chasing some point surf. We missed the brunt of the swell but enjoyed the dregs. You either had to ride something longer or weigh in around 40kg.

July 25, 2010

Road Testing

Testing out one of Azza's Sea Legged single fins.

July 24, 2010


"Be a little more tolerant of the beginners, because we were all beginners at one time too."
Gerry Lopez in The Surfer's Journal (Vol 18 No.4) It was great seeing a bunch of groms doing their thing in the recent school holidays.

July 23, 2010

Go Leashless

"Go Leashless. There's something liberating about being unattached. It raises the stakes during even the most modest session, especially if it's your buddy's board. Plus the swim in is good for you."
No. 16 of Surfer magazine's 67 Things You Must Do Before You Die (August 2006).

July 22, 2010

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July 14, 2010

Old School

Check out Azza's way cool Sealegged shapes.

July 13, 2010

July 12, 2010

Blue Skies

Something extra special about surfing on those cloudless days with a light offshore breeze.

July 11, 2010


Ben enjoying an afternoon slide at his home beach. Whenever I see him out he's always smiling. And if as its been said many times before; the best surfer is the one having the most fun, then Ben is among the most advanced in our sport/pastime/art/lifestyle/addiction... call it what you will! Whatever it is, it's all about the fun : )

July 10, 2010

Surfing Son

With a push start from Dad.

July 9, 2010

Remember Summer?

Oh to be in board shorts with the hot sun beating down. Although to be fair the surf itself was pretty lousy last summer. And cool water aside we've been enjoying consistent swell and plenty of clean offshores lately. Some of you are lucky enough (Trev!) to be heading to Indo for some winter respite. Have a tube or three for me mate.

July 8, 2010

Morning Wall

"The equipment the best guys are using, in many sports, is often not suitable nor applicable to the average joe."
So said the King. Kelly Slater in Surfing World 294 (2009)

July 7, 2010


I know plenty of you would run straight past the danger sign without thought, considering these idyllic conditions. But I can remember earlier in my own learning continuum, somehow making it out the back on a day like this and spending an hour or more trying to pluck up the courage to catch just one wave back to the safety of the shore! I guess it's relative to where you're at with your surfing. On Sunday's post I joked about a shorey being a rat shack and now I've just come across this surfing mice video. Soon they'll be selling rodent surf gear too...

July 6, 2010

One for One

"If alternatives exist in ways to turn the fun on then there's more health all around. Whatever gives you the fun. Go for it."
Derek Hynd in Surfing World 296 (2009)

July 5, 2010

Different Ways

Different ways to start the day. By the way, I went for an early surf last Wednesday and there was frost on the sand! I have never experienced that before. The water was fine, it was just the run across the beach that was painful. I don't think I'm ready for a surf trip to Antarctica just yet.

July 4, 2010

Rat Shack

Rodent sized death slab.

July 2, 2010

Spray It

"I think when surfing gets in your blood, it's like having saltwater in the veins. You just feel a mad hankering to get out there."
Stuart Bedford-Brown in Surfing World 293 (2009)