Saturday, December 31, 2011

East coast lights-up

We're coming to the end of the best week of surf I've had for at least the past 18 months thanks to Tropical Cyclone Grant that pushed some solid swell along the east coast of Australia.

On Tuesday the wind swung to the south west and the swell was rolling in from the north east. All you had to do was find a suitable southern corner and you'd find heaven.Tuesday started with 6ft+ sets rolling through and by Sunday, the first day of 2012 we had some of the best logging waves I've surfed in my home town of Lake Macquarie. Stoked. GG.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Hello 2012

Just a quick thank you to everyone that supported us through 2011. We look forward to another fun year ahead. After meeting some great new friends during the year, we can't wait to see what 2012 brings us.
A magic finish to the year, with some fun waves, was given to us all on the east coast by Tropical Cyclone Grant. GG.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rocky ledge

A mate I surf with has another interest, photography. Here's a couple of snaps he took while in town a few weeks back. Don't ask me why but I've never surfed this rocky ledge, I guess that day will happen when it's ready.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Almond "Coffee-Break Commuter" Skateboards

Cameron Oden

The ultra talented Nathan Oldfield asked us to get him an Almond skatey, so we did. I also grabed a couple for stock. Deck hand shaped by Eric Maki in California, Carver C7 trucks, oak veneer ply wood with tinted stripe. Flat rocker 32" x 9" x .5"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bing Trimulux

Available as a square tail or a pintail, this model’s name says it all. This board can be ridden 2” smaller in length then most traditional single fins because of it’s relatively little rocker. Flat on the deck and the bottom with a slight blended concave, Matt keeps this model an 1/8” thinner than most of the Bing models while maintaining the board’s thickness to an eggy 50/50 rail. This gives the board extra glide and turning sensitivity as well as ample noseriding ability for it’s size. The surfer who chooses this model will get a whole lot of performance without a whole lot of board!

We've now got the Trimulux in stock in 9'2", 9'4" and 9'6". Looking forward to getting our 9'4" demo to share around.

Almond Cash-Yewwwww

The Cash-Yew is essentially a scaled-down Log Rhythm, that has been foiled into a flat, responsive midlength. Perfect for getting head dips on peaky, chest-high days. We gave the Cash-Yew some edge in the tail, so it pushes through cutbacks like a shorter board. The weight and flatter rocker make this thing a dream for getting into waves early and trimming around sections. A summer-time favorite of Dave.
Singlefin box comes standard.Recommended between 7'6 and 8'415.75 x 21 x 15 x 2 7/8

A 7'8" and a 7'11" now in stock at The Shop Next Door, Manly. Ph 02 99 77 55 69.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The new family/work wagon

Seemed to take forever too arrive but it's finally here. Still need to upgrade the suspension and a few small changes, otherwise it's all go. I was planning to have it as my daily driver but it's turned out to have a 383 stroked 350 small block, roller cam, etc, etc. Might need to buy shares in Caltex haha.

New ad in Foam Symmerty :)

Simon Perini has put together another fine ad for us once again. Check it out in volume 1, number 1 of FOAM SYMMERTY. The launch of the mag was held at The Sugarmill and it was a chance to catch up with some old friends and to meet plenty of new ones.