Photo, Tim Dickson

Photo, Tim Dickson
Photo, Tim Dickson. Crazy rights peeling down the inside southern break wall of Newcastle Harbour below Nobby’s Headland. Tim took this shot yesterday arvo from Horseshoe beach which is usually dead flat due to it’s protection from swell…

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Waves in Merewether Baths !!!

Waves in Merewether Baths !!!
Waves in Merewether Baths !!!…

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Newcastle , wind gusts over 100 Ks !!! Apparently equal to category 2 Cyclone

Newcastle , wind gusts over 100 Ks !!! Apparently equal to category 2 Cyclone
Newcastle , wind gusts over 100 Ks !!! Apparently equal to category 2 Cyclone. Merewether Baths in the background with waves washing through in this picture.…

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Crazy wild weather in Newcastle last night & this morning from an East Coast low

Crazy wild weather in Newcastle last night & this morning from an East Coast low pressure system that formed off "Newy" overnight
Crazy wild weather in Newcastle last night & this morning from an East Coast low pressure system that formed off “Newy” overnight. The winds seem cyclonic, surf is huge & totally washing over & through Merewether Baths. The…

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With Tony Hawk & Kevin Staab, Bar Beach, Newcastle

With Tony Hawk & Kevin Staab, Bar Beach, Newcastle
With Tony Hawk & Kevin Staab, Bar Beach, Newcastle. I read somewhere once some advice about bumping into a well known or famous person. It advised to “never ask for a autograph or photo, just say hullo, shake hands, savor the moment & walk…

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Pipeline, North Shore, Hawaii

Pipeline, North Shore, Hawaii
Pipeline, North Shore, Hawaii. Photo Bernie Baker. Bernie sent me this shot that he took of the sunset at Pipe a couple of days ago. It’s an epic photo. I’ve never been in Hawaii in April but I’m guessing it’s very rare to get a swell…

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Ben Aipa, South Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

Ben Aipa, South Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
Ben Aipa, South Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. Photo, Warren Bolster. Seriously, is this one of the most hell on rail power “cutty’s” ever photographed ?Ben is riding one of his own shapes & inventions, a “Sting”. It’s…

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MR “Bushranger” Round Pin model for Mick Adam

MR "Bushranger" Round Pin model for Mick Adam
MR “Bushranger” Round Pin model for Mick Adam. Just finished shaping it yesterday. Burford Blanks Foam with the pre shape cut by Luke at KKL. It’s 6’6″, 191/4″ wide & 21/2″ thick. Single to Double concave…

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Making Wax, ( Part Two )

Making Wax, ( Part Two )
Making Wax, ( Part Two ). After breaking up the slabs of paraffin wax I melt it down on the stove at home in a small one litre saucepan. In it’s raw form it’s rock hard & would be virtually impossible to rub on a board. The only thing I add to the…

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Making Wax, ( Part One )

Making Wax, ( Part One )
Making Wax, ( Part One ). Back in the 60’s & 70’s there was very little commercially available surfboard wax. During this time my dad & I used to make the wax that we sold in our surf shop in Newcastle. I guess I have continued the tradition…

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