December 25, 2013

Water's Edge

Merry Christmas : )  I hope Santa delivered you a new board!

December 18, 2013


Highly satisfying to nail a good turn on a single fin longboard.

December 11, 2013

The Blue Valla

A fun beachie a little way up the coast from here. Photos courtesy of my good mate Jason Smith. A fine single fin surfboard by Sage Joske.

November 27, 2013

November 20, 2013

Solo Peaks

Earlier this year we had a few days in a sleepy little coastal town with a fun point break of some renown, except there was a gaping big hole where all the sand usually gathers and the point itself really was fast asleep. However, early each morning I ventured only a few hundred metres to the north and gorged myself on some small but very shapely and very empty peaks. Stoked.

November 13, 2013

October 23, 2013

October 16, 2013

October 10, 2013

September 25, 2013

September 18, 2013

Summer King

Hours and hours in the water grappling with all the subtle skills required for this new addiction, must feel like a king to casually slide one all the way in until the fins dig into the sand.

September 4, 2013

July 31, 2013

July 17, 2013

Sneaky Insiders

Johnny doesn't let too many of those shapely small insiders slip through unnoticed, or unridden more to the point. It's one of the many joys of longboarding I reckon.

July 10, 2013

Beach Grunge

My my local beach (geographically, I can't limit myself to just one!) is flanked by national parks with majestic sandstone bluffs and an island in a picturesque river mouth, and yet it has an undeniable gritty urban feel as well. And I like it. I like the surfers, I like the vibe. Plus there's the waves... Here's Katherine enjoying a small and peeling afternoon session.

June 26, 2013

Was Only One

Azza enjoying a quiet solo session that was never going to stay that way for long.

June 19, 2013

Sealegged Sleds

Sealegged Sleds in Summer +  some ferns for good measure.

June 12, 2013

Big Yellow Taxi

Last summer, the Big Yellow Taxi being deftly manoeuvred along by Keyo torchbearer Johnny Gill.

May 29, 2013

Surf Stacks

Slippery wax, over ambition, other surfers - whatever the cause, falling off will always be part of the surfing experience.

May 22, 2013

Summer Weeds

Not only do now-adult surfers like myself have to deal with the weeds that erupt from every skerrick of dirt around the house during summer, we also have to suffer the pain of watching young whipper snappers paddle and surf rings around us in the surf. Their often coat hanger thin arms belie their ability for non-stop paddling, and with their uninterupted school holiday all day surfs they seem to have progressed leaps and bounds every time I see them in the surf. Well I should clarify, they're surfing rings around me anyway - maybe you're still shredding! Come to think of it, I don't know if my efforts could ever have been described as shredding...

May 8, 2013

Dan Santangelo

Dan always turns a few heads when he heads out here at his local beach. It's obvious he intimately knows every curve and edge on his boards. There's more than a few other local surfers benefitting from his Santangelo shapes too.

May 1, 2013

Back Beaches

Back beach swell magnets, protected from our summer nor' easters, around here it's essential to have at least one in your "surf spot quiver".

April 17, 2013

Sean Finnelley

Sean's one of Sealegged's log riding test pilots. This was back in January and he was quickly getting acquainted with his new sled while the always frothing school-holiday groms frothed on.

April 10, 2013

Learning To Surf

The first rides will always be some of the most remembered.

March 27, 2013

Technicolour Surf

Okay so not technically "technilcolour", but some colourful surfing moments.

March 20, 2013

Four Ways

Different beaches, different boards and surfers - all good fun.

March 6, 2013

Water's Edge

It's been a fair while since running some Water's Edge posts. I hope to keep them semi regular from now on. I enjoy seeing the various surfcraft and the equally diverse cast of surfers who ride them. I probably only know a few of the surfers personally,  for quite a few I recognise their faces, boards or styles, but no name or life beyond the high tide mark, and others still are one-offs - people passing through or visiting from other parts of the coast who I wouldn't recognise from a bar of soap. All surfer joe's just coming and going, doing their thing.

February 27, 2013

SUPA Cowboys

SUPers... keep a close eye on them, there's some real cowboys amongst their ranks.

February 20, 2013

February 13, 2013

The Levitator

It seems Eric doesn't even need a board these days.

February 6, 2013

Summer Scenes

Mid January, warm and inconsequential. Pretty different to some of the waves on offer over the last week or so...

January 30, 2013

Moody Waters

Plenty of moody and muddy waves around yesterday, still some today and even more tomorrow. These particular ones were actually from a big day last winter.

January 23, 2013

I let the hosting lapse on the domain for a little while, but it's back online now! Hope you've been having some enjoyable ocean immersive moments lately. The water temp is certainly just right this summer and some amazing water colours too.

January 16, 2013


John Gill purveyor of Keyo stoke, sliding some fun peelers on a recent summer morning.

January 9, 2013

The Silver Seats

The scene from the silver seat under the pines early yesterday morning, before that sweltering 40 degree heat had set in. I had a few of those fun rip-bowl rights myself. So good to be in the water.