Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lynette Lingard is Legend

Lynette Lingard is a legend and well deserving 15 minutes of fame on this little briney blog. She has single handedly herded a bunch of disorganised surfers, ranging in age from 18 to 59, to all get on the same plane and join a nine day boat trip through the Maldives. Starting in a few hours, when the sun comes up. I am honoured and humbled to be joining these mates I have known - some like Lynette's husband since we were both in the fifth grade. Lynette I tip my suns smart hat and my cup of mocha to you!
Back in 10.
Blog is having a holiday too.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Long Grain

One for my colleague Gina, who is managing the chaos while I'm on holidays. And to all the other smorgasboarders out there, have a great weekend. (Forecast for Male 28 degrees C)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Short Grain

soon to leave in search of some uncluttered, whackable walls

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


"The whole discussion of whether an image is manipulated or not is an outdated one that belongs in a photo department at a newspaper in the ’90s. I think it’s more interesting to observe our overflow of images and the fact that every man can call their self a photographer. Out of all these images, how much can we absorb and how much will we forget?"
 photographer/artist Peter Funch 2011
This post dedicated to Queensland DisAbility Action Week and the surfers with disAbility and still charging no matter what. Legends!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011


Album of the week is solo effort The Cat by Ben Salter, guitarist, keyboarder of Aussie bands The Gin Club and Giants of Science. Most notable for the saxophone performances by one Julien Wilson, namesake of that Coolum pro surfer and ambassador of the "swoosh" logo. What namesake would you choose to change your name to (or use as an alias/pseudonym)? Slater? Wilson? Wright? Andersen? Petersen? Greenough? Simmons? Moondoggie? Gidget? I personally like the sound of Batman Brine, Duke Drouyn or Velzy Petersen.
Today's post is for my brine brother "H" (pictured surfing and with bug), who is hauling one of his many VW's somewhere between his bushy digs in the Noosa hinterland and the crispy burbs of Melbourne. Travel safe mate.
Abstract resin tint art work taken at Casa HV is by H's fave shaper Ian Chisholm of South Coast Longboards. Have a colourful, glassy weekend (it's Spring after all)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Boss Car

The Boss said I could borrow her car to go to the surf shop. She doesn't surf but said it's got roof racks.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Windy Wednesday

Sometimes, when the tide intersects with the offshore wind, small, blissful moments appear before our eyes.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Two for Tuesday

Who would have thought that millions of people around the world would be fascinated by the way the sun reflects off a dead object for millions of years? But if you witnessed the pumpkin coloured full moon setting in the pre-dawn chill this morning, you would have been in awe as well. Beautiful and yet "Same as it ever was" as the Talking Heads sang many moons ago. Reassuring in these crazy times.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Of time and tide

"But if in your thought you must measure time
into seasons, let each season
encircle all the other seasons,
And let today embrace the past with remembrance
and the future with longing"
from The Prophet by Kahil Gibran 1923

Have an enriching weekend.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


People tell me that there's a place in the world for SUPs and that they are great for developing fitness, especially on small days. I thought cycling, running, yoga, skateboarding and weights would be enough to supplement fitness on flat days. People tell me that the SUP design has a lineage going right back to The Duke and the Waikiki beach boys of the 1920s. I see a clever marketing ploy to increase sales revenue for merchandisers. I see bloated boats spoiling the aloha in the line up. I must be a slow learner.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Humble Bottom Turn

Here's saluting the humble bottom turn. Not as popular in the mags as the impossibly deep fish eye barrel over razor sharp coral or the tow assisted air boost. But usually the first critical step towards maximizing Stoke.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

RIP Kyle

Kyle Burden
gone at 21

Thoughts and 
prayers to you, 
your family 
and mates.

Friday, September 2, 2011


I thank the god of my choice that it's Friday. A hard, stressful week and bugger all sleep (no thanks to my noisey neighbour and her middle aged pals who should know that most school kids and workers are probably attempting to sleep in the middle of the night.)
Luckily I have the elegant post-punk, pre-grunge tunes of The Screaming Tribesman to amp me up. (The coffee isn't working.)
On a brighter note there's a fantastic exhibition of wooden surfboards at Artisan Gallery in The Valley. Too tired to write - some pics below. A well written review can be located at Grant Newby's wonderful wooden surfboards site. Have a considerate weekend.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


HUGE shout out to a couple of fishermen, who also cut a mean arc through the brine.
HAPPY BIRTHDAYs Gary and Mark. 
Hope you get a few uncrowded waves.