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Shorter , wider, flatter

Currently we are seeing a trend towards  boards that  are generally shorter , thicker, wider, with  lower entry rockers but combining them with deeper concaves. The one pictured below is 6'0" by 19 1/4" by  2  3/8". This board is designed for   1 to 4 foot for the average surfer. Generally you will find these boards [...]

By | 2010-03-20T01:38:03+00:00 March 20th, 2010|Design, Shaping, Surfboards|Comments Off on Shorter , wider, flatter

Burleigh firing

The following pics I took in a fifteen minute period after a four hour surf on Monday and I'm no photographer. The place was firing on all twelve cylinders and  these pics just dont do it justice.The crowd was thick to say the least but it was incredibly consistent , wave after wave after [...]

By | 2010-03-17T08:35:21+00:00 March 17th, 2010|Surfing, Waves|Comments Off on Burleigh firing

The TriQuarter explained

Within the last two years we have seen the emergence of the five fin set up. The big question is why five fins? Basically this setup  can act as a more versatile board allowing one to change from the basic thruster deal to the quad setup. It gives the rider who is unsure about quads [...]

By | 2010-03-01T05:57:30+00:00 March 1st, 2010|Design, Shaping, Surfboards|Comments Off on The TriQuarter explained


This is something you don't see every morning on your local surf report TSUNAMI WARNING NUMBER 11 FOR QUEENSLAND Issued by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) at 5:41 AM EST on Sunday 28 February 2010 ******************************************************************************** TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT ******************************************************************************** SUMMARY: Tsunami warning for the marine environment for QUEENSLAND. Threatened [...]

By | 2014-09-08T04:57:29+00:00 February 27th, 2010|Local Events, Waves|Comments Off on TSUNAMI WARNING

What’s happened to Currumbin Alley?

Today the waves were a good four foot this morning at the Alley but by 7.30 it had filled in so much that it  was barely breaking. There's just no sand right now and the waves aren't breaking properly across the non existent bank. Anyway they say a picture tells a thousand words so here's [...]

By | 2010-02-19T01:03:31+00:00 February 19th, 2010|Surfing, Waves|Comments Off on What’s happened to Currumbin Alley?

shit happens

This morning I was surfing my local beach break its a crisp little two foot with clean little barrels. Anyway I catch this little corker and I'm locked into this thing  and what do you know some dude starts paddling directly into my line of fire, I've got nowhere to go and I'm thinking 'yeh he'll [...]

By | 2011-03-27T10:17:17+00:00 February 11th, 2010|Local Events, Surfing|Comments Off on shit happens

going going going gone……..

this last week marks the first time the swell has been properly up in over two months, hopefully as the season continues we should see some more of it.  Anyway my pick for the swell was Thursday just gone at Lennox Head which had epic six feet, Burleigh was alright but packed more than a [...]

By | 2010-02-08T22:08:19+00:00 February 8th, 2010|Surfing, Waves|Comments Off on going going going gone……..