Shralpgnarness



Sage Joske, exploring the possibilities on his Verve model. How rad is that bottom turn? I was filming this day & Sage was running his bottom turns waaaay out into the flats. Wonderful to watch. Photos by Tom Woods at http://stimagessurf.blogspot.com/. See more of Sage & his boards at http://vallasaltwaterconstructs.blogspot.com/

Mentor



My first DIY mentor, dear old Dad. He can turn his hand to anything: shaping, glassing, ceramics, sculpture, writing, illustrating, painting, designing, building. He just gets in there & has a go. Pure inspiration. Mum's been getting into paddling outrigger canoes, so Dad decided to make her a paddle from meranti & cedar. Here he is working on a couple, & they came out beautifully sleek & functional.

Switchfoot Two

AC's been working on this massive tome for a long, long while, with much passion. It will be epic. Stoked & honoured to play a small part.

Eyes Were Made For Seeing

Christiaan Bailey and the good folk at Drift published a piece about my work here at http://driftsurfing.com/blog/. I've really been appreciating Drift's contributions for some time now, so it was an honour to be involved.

No Fin Soup



My friend Luke Taaffe is having an art show next week. Luke's work is deservedly gaining increasing attention. I reckon it's rad. See more at luketaaffe.blogspot.com/

Sun Salute



My mate Sean Finnelley, reaping the rewards of an early morning as a nice little north swell binds into one of our favourite local spots.

Make & Do

My mate Trent Whitehead was recently commissioned to do a 3D installation for Art and About this year on Oxford Street, Sydney:



Yewness!

Quiver

Local Gig

Some mates have a gig at our local theatre. Please spread the word if you don't mind:



Low Pressure Productions and the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre present: The ‘Transparentsea’ ocean awareness evening. Proceeds go to Surfers for Cetaceans. The Transparentsea Journey is Dave Rastovich and friends sailing kayaks from Byron Bay to Sydney to bring awareness to the humback whales in danger in the southern oceans, and also to shine light on our own oceans and coastlines. www.transparentseavoyage.com

Featuring 2 films and live music:

Films:
The Cove.
An incredible award winning film and documentary by the Oceanic Preservation Society about the plight of dolphins in the small coastal town of Taiji in Japan.


Life Like Liquid. www.lifelikeliquid.com
The surf and sound film created by Dave Rastovich and Low Pressure Productions. With a live jammed soundtrack featuring Ash Grunwald, Kingtide, Terepai Richmond and many more.

Music:
Live music by Shannon Sol Carroll and OJ Newcomb.
(Band of Frequencies, Afro Dizzi Act, Low Pressure Sound System)
Visuals featuring footage from Dolphin Glide and the Innermost Limits of Pure Fun contributed by George Greenough.
Special guest: Luke Aloyisus Gallen.

Monday 26th of October.
7pm
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre.
$18.50

Inspiration

Hamburger Eyes from Nick Fogarty on Vimeo.



Wonderful to watch. I love seeing people make beautiful things, & I really appreciate how well this piece has been put together.

Sparky



So grateful to have received this wonderful gift: a 5'8" quad fish handshaped by Sage Joske. I've ridden it a few times & already I'm excited. Faster than fast, wonderfully responsive, joyously versatile, super fun, just plain sparky. Yeeeeeeeewwwww!

Respect

My friend lost his father suddenly yesterday, so there's no photos to post today. All I feel is numb & sad. If you're reading this, mate, my deepest sympathies, & my longest thoughts.

Fifth Gear



Jack Lynch, toes over in fifth gear for an appreciative grom at his local, on a sweet log shaped & glassed by Sage Joske. I've had the good pleasure of riding this board at this same pointbreak & it was all joy.