Sunday, May 29, 2011


last week i spent a few days up at Port Macquarie hanging out with dad in his factory, he wanted to tint some of his boards, so i took up 3 of my own to finish as well. It was an interesting week, both of us teaching each other on different aspects of finishing a board, since dad hadn't tinted a board for 30 years, and i wanting to nail the gloss coat. I think by the end of the week dad had more appreciation for the time and effort that go's into a tinted board.

Friday, May 27, 2011


finished the Stubbie for Mr Tom Stockwell this week, very happy with the finish on this. Have fun Tommy!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


the new CRIM PIN is a real traditional log, 50/50 rails, rolled bottom into a v'ed tail and a really nice scooped out nose, i love the outline of this one, has a navy and white tint in old inmates style. If they can fit it im going to pop this one in ADRIFT.

Monday, May 23, 2011


My wife Shelly surprises me every time we go surfing, shes getting more and more conifdent every session, i love surfing with her and we always have fun. Here shes killing the trim on a south Umina wall, thanks SURFERJOE for the pic.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

something new........for me anyway

I wanted to play around with a stubbie, try to make it a little bit looser, but still keep the drive, make something a little more beach friendly, i think this will do the trick, only thing is im not looking forward to glassing this one. stay tuned for finished product.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


this is number #3 of the fabric inlay, its a 5'10 stubbie, single concave to a V out the tail. Im a massive fan of tints but the last couple of weeks iv been playing with fabric inlays, supa fun and just something a bit different. This one is for a great friend who is very talented in the way of still and moving pictures, please have a look at his amazing stuff here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

the new 9'2 CRIM PIN LOG

last week spent a fair bit of time shaping, came up with this 9'2 log, with a rolled V pintail, a nice concave up the front, and 50/50 bladey rails, should make a fine nose rider. stay tuned for the finish product.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Anchor stubbie

No. 2 in the 3 that i finished this week,"6'0"x"21'1/2"x"2'1/2", great looking stubbie, im always on the look out for cool prints and fabrics, i came across this one acouple of weeks ago, i was so stoked how it come out in the end, this one staying at ADRIFT.

Monday, May 9, 2011

"88 old mate"

Just finished the "88 old mate" 0lder style shape, bigger nose, narrower tail, concave nose with a v out the tail. its a little bit shorter"8'8"x"22"x"2'3/4". Its heading up to SFD surf store up at Port Mac.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

this is JACK TAR

Ben Conquest aka Jack Tar, local lad that loves surfin and snapin away with his cameras. He has a great blog and web site full of amazing stills and videos showing his skills that pays the bills.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Awhile ago some friends and i where craving a surf trip, didn't want to go to Bali and we didn't want to spend alot of money as well. Tonga came up in conversation, gets swell, its cheap, has only one surf camp on the island, and sounded like a great place. So we booked and headed over there. It started with a small group of boys but we ended up with 9 of us(way too many). We stayed for 6 nights, for most of the week we had waves, i heard the place can be thickle, out of the 6 days we where there i think we surfed 4. The water was amazing, the other reefs where fun and lots of little breaks you can walk up the beach to and get a wave to yourself(if your not travelling with 8 guys). Depending on the swell direction the whole place will break left or right. It was a good trip with the boys, wasn't an epic waves trip but still supa fun.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


For a while now when im not putting a box in a longboard ill always make the glass-in, its nice to work with something like wood, its like foam, its soft and really easy to shape and comes up nice once glassed.

Kyal and his RED BARON

Kyal is a good friend, iv known him and his older brother Jai since they where born, both great surfers, both supa fun guys to hang out with. Jai lives in Adelaide and is a serious kick boxer. Kyal is up here on the coast and is a amazing Carpenter and is able to build anything he wants, including his own house. Couple of years ago i made my self a 5'8 quad with flyer's, Kyal took an interest in it, so it ended up in his quiver, to this day its still his prefered board to ride in swell around the 1-4 foot.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


My poor shoes are becoming one with the floor, they where once a pair of the $20 canvas slip on's, but now a solid pair of clogs.