“If one wills an end, one must also will the means to it: if one wants slaves, one is a fool if one educates them to be masters” ~Friedrich Nietzsche. Twilight of the Idols. First, conditional kudos to Contest Director Jay Phillips and Comrade Perrow for staring down weekend crowds and waiting until [...]
“Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male’s superiority”.~ Simone De Beauvoir. For me the pivotal moment, the apogee of a day that is already drowned in deserved cliche came from Carissa Moore straight after a [...]
There’s nothing more dispiriting, more jackboot on the face of humanity as Orwell might say, as Rnd 2 of a pro contest*. You can smell the desperation and fear. There’s no reason, based on current evidence, to suppose a more rational and equitable future for Pro surfing but if there was they would [...]
Soviet Style “The Cold War is over but the stakes are getting higher” ~ Billy Bragg. Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards. As the tide bottomed out, electric wildcard Dane Reynolds, reigning three-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning and powerhouse Adam Melling took to the water for Heat 6 of Round 1, with [...]
The Snapper Singularity stunning glimpse of the singularity from Snapper Rocks on the first day of the antipodes autumn. The revolution is just an ethical haircut away. Doesn’t it seem to you, shipmates, that the whole world and all the language within it is morphing inexorably into one giant press release? A single [...]
Sovereign Law-What if he’s Right? Remember the good old days shipmates, when explorers of stout constitution could sail off the edge of the Earth into the Never Never and just claim what they saw as theirs? Colombus: America? Yeah, that looks nice, we’ll have that. Cook: Australia. Doesn’t look as green as England but [...]
You don’t say what I’m about to say in Australia, where the Prime Minister (kookily) surfs and Governors show up to functions and say things like :” ..surfing holds a special place in the hearts of most Australians. Much more than a sport, it is part of our national culture and national identity; part [...]
Sometimes you leap off the cliff and realise, too late, no matter how much coyote style air peddling you do you are heading for the rocks. Pronto. It was less than two weeks into it that Paypal pulled the pin on me and froze my account. That effectively shut down business and meant subscribers [...]
Ground control to Major Tom, it’s December and it feels like March. Strong ESE groundswell in the 3-5ft range and offshore winds. High tide mid morning then the run-out. Good to great surf. Thats the good news for modern man.
Cool, clear morning with light offshores and SSE swell, perhaps a tad undersized but still looking fun enough in the 2-3ft range. Bigger surf at swell magnets. Definitely worth a look.