Old Photos #5 Pipeline 1978

Photo Lance Trout 1978 Pipeline
Pipeline , 1978.  I first surfed Pipe in 1974 & I’d never had an injury or really scary experience there until 1986. The day before the Pipe Masters that year on a super low tide I took off on the last wave of a set ,way too late & got pitched with…

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Old Photos #4 : Single fin quiver Hawaii 1978

Photo : Jeff divine Off the Wall 1978
This has always been one of my favourite photos. I love the feeling of speed it evokes and the way the board seems to be glued to the lip. It was a 7’0″ roundpin single fin 19″ wide, 2 7/8″ thick. This was one board from a set of 3 that…

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Surfing Magazine cover Shoot 1980

Surfing Magazine cover April 1980 Photo by Norman Seef
After winning my first World Title in 1979 the editors at Surfing Magazine in San Clemente, California, wanted to do something different in the magazine to celebrate the win and also as I had been named their Surfer of the Year. A ‘head-shot’…

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Paint Designs – Squeegee Art

MR squeegeeing the latest 6'6" Bushranger
    I have always sprayed most of my personal boards. I am self-taught and I can only do solid colours and rail fades or tape-ups…basic stuff. When i did the Free Ride boards it took me a week!!! Behind out old shop I had a spray colour room in…

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MR Interviews Pearl Jam

MR
I had a unique opportunity a few months ago to fly to Seattle to interview the members of Pearl Jam about the release of their latest album Lightning Bolt. I was initially really excited, and then I started completely freaking out about it …I have been…

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Old Photos #3

Merewether top turn
This photo was taken at Merewether Beach in the early 1990′s. I am riding a 6’2″ 20 1/4″ by 2 3/4″ Twin Fin. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out I was sponsored by Lightning Bolt at this time. The one…

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MR on tour NZ

MR selfie on the chairlift at Coronet Peak
…I am 56 years old and I have never been to New Zealand before!!! It is only a 3 hour flight across the ‘ditch’ and I have always wanted to go, but never had an opportunity until last week. I joined Danny Tukino for a Quiksilver promotional…

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My Shaping Room

Checking the bottom and deck rocker
After more than a year of working in this new shaping room, I am enjoying the space and my shaping more than ever. Until now, I never realised what a complete shambles my old room had become!! I had accumulated so many full templates, tail templates, and tools…

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Paint Designs – Hornet and Bushranger

Finished product ..Hornet on left, Bushranger on Right.
I usually get more excited by doing the colours on my own boards than shaping them!! I did these 2 boards in my garage at home, using a water based- fluro signwriting paint, applying it to the foam with a rubber glassing squeegee. Bushranger 6’1″…

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Slow Dance

Craig Anderson in flight
Just been on a trip with Craig Anderson, Matt Hoy and Troy Brooks for the premier showings of Craig’s new movie Slow Dance. The World Premier was in Huntington Beach California last week, and the first Australian showing was in Byron bay last Thursday…

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