Luke Taaffe



Luke Taaffe: 'Sea Leaves', Acrylic and ink on wood panel.

I'm really enjoying the work of my mate Luke Taaffe. He's sharing his work online at: luketaaffe.blogspot.com

Enjoy.

Gift



A friend gave this small, simple gift to me. He knows I appreciate such things. Thanks Jim.

BC



My friend Brett Caller, laying down a nice line on a Sage Joske hand shaped epoxy quad fish, Indicators, Raglan, New Zealand.

Haiku

Sun rolls long shadows
Over winter afternoon
The world will not last.

NLO 8/2003

Log

I've started making a new log. Pulled in nose, hips way back. Big old pivot fin I foiled a couple of weeks back. Hopefully I'll get her done this weekend.


Photos: My dear old Dad, surfing buddy & shaping mentor.

Tonight

Tonight
I saw
the big old yellow moon
kissing clouds
in the
mountains.

NLO 9/1997

Ryan Heywood



Photo: Ryan Heywood

I'm always stoked & inspired by the work of my friend Ryan Heywood. He's sharing his work online at:

anothery.com & ryanheywood.com/ & bodysurf.com.au/

Looks like he's enjoying his new water housing, too.

Waving



A sweet little animation by Joe Conway set to a lovely song by The Mumlers. It makes me want to go surfing.

Happy



Heard the good news this week that Seaworthy has been selected for the International Surf Film Festival, held at St-Jean-De-Luz, France, on the 20th-23rd of this month. I feel happy about that. It's up against some big films but, whatever, it's just encouraging to see my homemade independent film travel so far. I'm grateful.

More Serendipity



Another sequence of Ryan Burch putting my alaia through its paces, on a small day at Manu Bay. I shot a bunch of footage of him & Eric Snortum riding alaias in Raglan. They're great surfers & I hope to get the chance to work with them again. I've just begun logging the footage & I'm stoked with the stuff I have. I really look forward to editing it when I get the time.

Tom Wegener Interview Two



Surfing Magazine has posted a follow-up interview on Tom's journey with alaias:

www.surfingmagazine.com/news/surfing-pulse/the-alaia-update-tom-wegener-interview-042209/

HB



Heydon Bunting trimming twelve feet of Tom Wegener shaped timber.

The Present East Coast Australia Tour



Our friends Tom & Margie Wegener are taking The Present on a tour down the coast in the next few weeks or so. Here are the dates:


'The J' Noosa
Sunday 10th May
All ages / Alcohol free
Open Cafe
Adults $25, Under 18's $18
3:30 Doors open
3:45 The One Two acoustic set
4:00 Film start


'The J' Noosa
Saturday 16th May
Licensed event strictly 18+ plus
7.00 Doors open
7.30 Band of Frequencies
8.00 Film start
9.30 Band of Frequencies


The Coolangatta Sands Hotel
Friday 22nd May
Licensed event strictly 18+ plus
7.00 Doors open
Musical Guest Shannon Sol Carroll


Byron Bay Community Centre
Sunday 24th May
Licensed Venu, all ages
6.00 Doors open
Musical Guest Shannon Sol Carroll


Sawtell Cinema
Wednesday 27th May
All ages / Alcohol free
TBC
Musical Guest Shannon Sol Carroll


The Avoca Beach Theatre
Friday 29th May
Licensed Venu, all ages
7.00 Doors open
Musical Guest Shannon Sol Carroll
Tickets available at The Avoca Beach Theatre


Randwick Ritz
Monday 1st June
7.00 Doors open
Musical Guest Shannon Sol Carroll


Manly Cinema
Friday 5th June
7.00 Doors open
Musical Guest Shannon Sol Carroll


Manly Cinema
Saturday 6th June
7.00 Doors open
Musical Guest Shannon Sol Carroll

Tickets are available now through the respective venues. Please tell your mates. I'm looking forward to checking out the film at my local theatre at Avoca. I'm sure it'll be incredible.

The Great Sea

The great sea
has set me in motion.
Set me adrift
and I move as a weed
in the river.
The arch of the sky
and mightiness of storms
encompasses me,
and I am left
trembling with joy.

(A traditional Inuit song).

The Songs Of A Bird



"Everyone wants to understand art. Why not try to understand the songs of a bird?" Pablo Picasso