Monday, 22 December 2014

MIKE TABELING, GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN xxxxxxxxxxx


SUCH SAD NEWS ABOUT MIKE TABELINGS DEATH. I GREW UP READING ABOUT HIM IN THE SURF MAGAZINES IN MY FORMATIVE YEARS AND LOVED THE WAY HE SURFED THOSE TINY LITTLE BOARDS ON THE EAST COAST, ALSO THE FOOTAGE OF HIM IN PACIFIC VIBRATIONS IS AN ABSOLUTE JOY ON THE LONGER WEST COAST COUNTRY SOUL BOARDS, ITS A MUST SEE!! PEACE AND LOVE TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS xxxx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Thursday, 11 December 2014

DEC 11th, 11.30 am 2014 BROAD BENCH ACESS FOR WINDSURFERS, NO ACCESS FOR SURFERS* !!







*WENT TO THE BAY TODAY AND SAW THESE "CATS" WINDSURFING THE BENCH WHILST THE RED FLAG WAS FLYING WHICH MEANS IT'S OFF LIMITS. I GAVE RANGE CONTROL A BELL TO ASK IF SURFERS COULD SURF BROAD BENCH TODAY AND WAS TOLD NO! ITS OFF LIMITS !! I THANKED HIM FOR HIS TIME AND SAID "JUST ONE OTHER THING HOW IS THAT PEOPLE ARE WINDSURFING IT AT THE MOMENT" ?? BIT OF A SILENCE ON THE PHONE, THEN HE SAYS OH NO ITS ALRIGHT TO SURF IT, JUST DONT GO FURTHER WEST !!, CLEARY HE WAS CAUGHT OUT IN MY OPINION AND BACK PEDALLED ON THE ACCESS FOR SURFERS. I THEN 10 MINS LATER ASK THE RANGE WARDEN WHO WAS THERE IN HIS VAN IF I COULD ACCESS THE BENCH, AND HE SAID NO ALSO! !?. I TOLD HIM RANGE CONTROL SAID I CAN AFTER SAYING I CANT, WHICH CHANGED THIS GUYS MESSAGE TO YES YOU CAN SURF IT JUST NO FURTHER WEST !!. IT WOULD SEEM CLEAR THAT THERE IS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SURFERS AS WINDSURFERS CAN GO IN AND OUT THE RANGE WITHOUT TOUCHING THE LAND, BUT SO CAN WE BY PADDLING ACROSS THE BAY !!. I HAVE HEARD FROM WINDSURFERS THAT THEY ARE ALLOWED OUT THERE WHEN WE ARENT, JUST NEVER SEEN IT LIVE !!. WE USE THE BENCH UNDER LESS WINDY CONDITIONS THAN THEY DO SO MAYBE NOBODYS SEEN THIS BEFORE ? MAYBE ITS BECAUSE SOME TWATS HAVE WALKED ROUND THE BEACH WHEN THEY WERENT MEANT TO FOR BENCH ACCESS AND THE ARMY HOLD A GRUDGE ?? THEY SIGHT HAVING TO CLEAR THE RANGE BEFORE ITS SAFE TO WALK TO THE BENCH, THIS IS A PHYSICAL CHECK ON FOOT ALONG THE FORESHORE BY RANGE WARDENS TO CHECK FOR LIVE MUNITIONS WHICH DELAYS OUR ACCESS UNTIL ITS SAFE (UNDERSTANDERBALLY) TO DO SO. I PERSONALLY HAVE NOT SEEN THIS TAKE PLACE IN YEARS, SO MAYBE THEY USE ANOTHER METHOD ?. OF LATE THE BENCH HAS BEEN OFF LIMITS TO US, YET LITTLE OR NO SHELLS HAVE BEEN HEARD ALL DAY TO THE SURFING COMMUNITIES FRUSTRATION. PERHAPS THE TIME FOR DIALOGUE AGAIN IS BROUGHT TO THE FORE ??.

ENGLANDS FIRST THRUSTER @ BRIMMS NESS EARLY 1980s





ALEX WILLIAMS DOES IT AGAIN !!. THATS ME ON MY 6'1'' SIMON ANDERSON ENERGY THRUSTER, WHICH I HAD SHAPED BY THE MAN HIMSELF WHILST LIVING IN SYDNEY IN 1980 AS SOON AS THEY WERE DEVELOPED. THIS IS DURING THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS WHERE I WAS ROBBED BY POLITICAL JUDGING AND TURNED MY BACK ON THE CONTEST SCENE, STILL GOT 5th PLACE THO !! "FUCK EM" xx Guy

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

ROB CRIBB OLD AND NEW !!





ROB CRIBB EX PRO SURFER TURNS UP AT THE RECENT EVANS HEAD RETRO COMP, BORROWS AN OLD FREE FLIGHT AND PROMPTLY WINS THE BLOODY COMP !! AND PROMPTLY GOES AND ORDERS ONE !! I THINK THE BORROWED BOARD WAS A 6'10'' NOT SURE WHAT THE NEW ONE IS BUT VERY COOL!!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

THURSO EAST EARLY 80s ???

ALEX WILLIAMS THE TOP PHOTOGRAPHER ! JUST SENT ME THIS SHOT TAKEN AT THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THURSO. LEFT TO RIGHT, ME, DEREK "DOOGS" DEAR, AND PAUL WILTSHIRE, COOL IN THE CROMBIE COATS???

Monday, 8 December 2014

ALEX KNOST --- THE DEFINITION OF COOL.






WITH HIS BONZERS, MIDDLE SHOT REMINDS ME OF JIM LOLLY(OR HIS BRUV) @ SUNSET, BOTTOM SHOT REMINDS ME OF FITZ THE SULTAN OF SPEED !!!. ALEX HAS ALSO EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN GETTING ONE OF THE FREE FLIGHT/COL SMITH DESIGNS SINGLE FIN, DROP US AN EMAIL ALEX IF YOU'RE OUT THERE xx Guy.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

EL PAIPO


from the well worth looking at CENTRAL SHAFT BLOG xx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

THE "T" GOES IN FOR A QUICK SERVICE




MY PRIDE AND JOY 1927 T FORD TIS A THING OF GREAT BEAUTY. THANKS TO CHURCHILL MOTORS FOR ALL THEIR HELP A GOOD HONEST GARAGE FAMILY RUN OLD SKOOL ETHICS xx Guy.

Friday, 5 December 2014

TERRY RICHARDSON "RICHO"


TERRY IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SURFERS EVER !! JUST LOOK AT HIS STYLE TO SEE WHY !!! ITS ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE IN MY OPINION. TERRY IS FROM WOLLONGONG IN OZ AND STILL SHAPES BOARDS UNDER HIS "RICHO" LABEL, HE WAS TAUGHT TO SHAPE BY MP !! MY BRUV AND I MET HIM IN FRANCE IN 1980 AND HE IS A LOVELY BLOKE AND A BONZER FAN !!, HE IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE KING OF BLACK ROCK (SUMMERCLOUD BAY). LEGEND IN MY OPINION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

MY NEW FREE FLIGHTS FINISHED AND ABOUT TO BE SHIPPED !!

 THE 6'10'' 10 CHANNEL / COL SMITH DESIGNS
THE 7'6'' 6 CHANNEL /  COL SMITH DESIGNS

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Monday, 1 December 2014

PHIL MYERS STYLING !!!!!!!!

THE LEGEND THAT IS PHIL MYERS "HANGING 'EM"

Sunday, 30 November 2014

THE FREE FLIGHT FINS !!




BEAUTIFUL LOOKING FINS FOR THE COL SMITH DESIGNS !!

Friday, 28 November 2014

MY NEW FREE FLIGHTS

 MY 10 CHANNEL 6' 10''
 6 CHANNEL 7' 6'' FOR BROAD BENCH

2 ABSOLUTE BEAUTIES HAND SHAPED SINGLE FINS BY PHIL MYERS, BEING FINISHED IN OZ AND SOON TO BE SHIPPED TO ENGLAND AND YES YOU CAN HAVE A GO ON THEM !!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

COL AND RIQUE SMITH

 THIS IS PRO SURFER RIQUE SMITH (COL'S SON) TEARING INTO THE BLUFF IN  W.A. THIS YEAR 2014, SEE HOW THE CHANNELS WORK !!
THIS IS COL SMITH AT PIPELINE 1977 STYLING !!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

FREE FLIGHT / COL SMITH DESIGNS

LOVELY EXAMPLE OF DIFFERENT TEMPLATES THAT PHIL MYERS DOES, FROM THE SHORT STUBBY HOT-DOGGER TO THE MORE STREAMLINED GUNNIER BOARDS.!!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

MICHAEL PETERSON / FREE FLIGHT SURFBOARDS

THIS IS THE LAST BOARD EVER SHAPED AND SURFED BY MICHAEL PETERSON !! VERY COOL AND POSSIBLY EVEN GROOVY ??