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.
Another cool, pleasant morning that feels more like late March than late November. Which is a damm fine thing. We seem to have broken the back of that accursed northerly pattern. We’ve got a light SW wind at the moment, which is expected to clock around to the S and blow up. Seems like the [...]
Southerly has hit and is in the 20kt range, so open stretches are blown out. Some small fun peelers on the Points, bit raggedy but surfable. Swell increasing either late this afternoon or into tomorrow.
Nice looking morning out there with offshore winds and a funky SE swell in the 2-3ft range. Broad area of low pressure now in the Tasman connected to the various troughs which have been such a feature of the weather over the last couple of weeks. That’ll see S’ly winds increasing through the day and [...]