Newcastle’s Burton Toyota Surfest event

Newcastle's Burton Toyota Surfest event
Newcastle’s Burton Toyota Surfest event. This photo of Kelly Slater & I was taken in March 1998 at Newcastle Beach. Contest organisers Warren Smith & Dave Cromarty had come up withe the idea of inviting Kelly to the event to surf in an 2 man…

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Surfest Poster, 1985

Surfest Poster, 1985
Surfest Poster, 1985. Photo, Mark Sutton. Yesterday due to a small North swell & strong side shore North East winds the Burton Automotive Pro was moved from Merewether Beach just up to Dixon Park Beach. The contest bank featured a reasonable right…

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Joel Parkinson & I with the special “Surfest Art Board”

Joel Parkinson & I with the special "Surfest Art Board"
Joel Parkinson & I with the special “Surfest Art Board”. The photos used for the deck mural are from Grant Sproule @throwingbucketsmagazine Raffle tickets for this board are available from the contest site at Merewether Beach &…

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Yesterday’s Surfest Press Conference at Merewether Surf Club

Yesterday's Surfest Press Conference at Merewether Surf Club
Yesterday’s Surfest Press Conference at Merewether Surf Club. Photo Grant Sproule-Throwing Buckets Magazine. Joel Parkinson & I are holding the special “Surfest Art Board” that is being raffled. Tickets are available at…

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Marc Adam outside Slimes Surf & Skate in King St, Newcastle

Marc Adam outside Slimes Surf & Skate in King St, Newcastle
Marc Adam outside Slimes Surf & Skate in King St, Newcastle. The board is a 6’2″ 1890 Retro Twin Fin. It’s 201/4″ wide & 23/4″ thick. Fins are set, it’s glassed in 6OZ with a gloss & polish finish. Color…

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Newcastle has the record

Newcastle has the record
Newcastle has the record. We did it, Total 608. This morning at Nobby’s Beach the world record for most surfboards in a line was officially recognised by Guinness. Thanks to Surfest, Newcastle City Council & especially everyone who came to…

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Peter Hogg & his custom EPS epoxy “Puffer 5”

Peter Hogg & his custom EPS epoxy "Puffer 5"
Peter Hogg & his custom EPS epoxy “Puffer 5”. It’s 6’0″, 203/4″ wide & 23/4″ thick. 37.5 litres. This model is relatively new & the stock tail shape is a rounded square. Peter wanted a double…

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Newcastle surfing pioneer & legend Ted Harvey, me, our Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes & hot

Newcastle surfing pioneer & legend Ted Harvey, me, our Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes & hot grom Joey Boyzey
Newcastle surfing pioneer & legend Ted Harvey, me, our Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes & hot grom Joey Boyzey. Photo Peter Stoop, Newcastle Herald. The Guinness World Record Attempt happens tomorrow morning from 7-30 at Nobby’s Beach in Newcastle,…

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Guinness World Record Attempt

Guinness World Record Attempt
Guinness World Record Attempt. On Sunday morning from 7-30 at Nobby’s Beach in Newcastle we’re going to attempt to break the current record of 398 people with their boards lined up on the beach. Come on down please. Everyone is welcome to be…

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Australian Surfing Awards

Australian Surfing Awards
Australian Surfing Awards. Last night in Manly, Sydney Mick Fanning received the “Male Surfer of the Year” award. I felt very honoured to be chosen to make the presentation to Mick. I have incredible respect for his surfing ability and even…

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