Tuesday, September 28, 2010

some old time photos of a life before crowds

solomon islands

little narrabeen firing on all cylinders

have dreads will travel

south oz me and mick mendoza ..... no-one else out anywhere, 86

henio (on the left) on the way to Lisbon airport 91, coyt and sappy... darkness

our van, note the plastic doll parts) we collected them off the beaches and then tied them onto other surfers cars.. eurotrip 89-91

secret sydney, 4 days straight no-one out

secret sydney as above

glassing the board i made in england...lacanau 89 with the french guy coyt and sappy

my surf shop manly oz 91

rat, dreads and filthy slab death pits@ 86-87

one of the early boards i made

monkey on shoulder,bali 85

rat and kids, oz '06

van life eurotrip with coyt 89-90-91

view of nats shop @84

huge ulu's, that's me paddling in the circle!

have didge will travel, coyt playing my didge somewhere in asia, 87-89

rat at nats shop @84-85

mundaca 89 with coyt

nats shop, the final chapter 89 before leaving for europe, note the jah board on the ground to the right..one of my shapes and one of my favourite boards ever

one of the first ever simon anderson 'thrusters' bought from the man himself

the 'chiba surf team' chiba japan 87

proudly holding a gun i shaped in newquay england '89, i wrapped it in a blanket and took it to lacanau and glassed it in the first ever surfboard shop there, a small shed. We couldn't communicate at all 'cause he couldn't speak english and we couldn't speak one word of french so we drank wine and had a blast together. the pic of us standing in his shed is further up in the earlier pics.

biiig ulus, it was an epic day with just me and a few brave,(stupid) souls out..It got bigger and bigger and bigger as the day went on with no breaks at all in the waves..just one continuous never ending, ever growing SET..when the tide came up it made it extremely dificult,with the 30km/hr sweep happening, to time the return into the cave to get out of the water..if you missed the cave you were well and truly stuffed!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Swedish Surfing Associations 1st ever training camp

Sweden's first ever training camp was held in Norway. I was the leader for the weekend, first I fixed a pile of damaged boards that had flown off a car then we did some theory, did some beach training and had some fun, here's some pics finishing with a crossover hang five by the rat..yehooo

hahaha the old man wins the race..yeeeeesssss

the team