Happy Christmas


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!! Give your loved ones a hug, and tell them you love them……gift someone a wave ….it will make you feel good…. You never know what will happen in this crazy world!!! I am taking a break from the…

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Pipeline Masters


We just witnessed one of the most exciting World Title showdowns in the history of Pro Surfing, and it brought back memories of my own World Title campaign, in 1980 , and the Pipeline Masters win that helped me achieve it. There have been only a few instances…

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Larger than life.


I first became aware of the art of Christian Chapman after seeing some surfboard spray designs on his website. My son Nathan discovered them while looking for a design for his new board, which was a Christmas present a few years ago. …shaped by Santa…

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Hornet


Sometimes it’s strange how a new model comes to be…especially this one. And after my rant about shapers having too many models in a previous post, I am feeling a bit guilty about this one!! It’s a long story, but here goes… When…

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Surfing Australia turns 50!!!


My competitive success is directly related to the efforts of the many people who tirelessly give their time to keep Surfing Australia operating. This country has a really proud competitive surfing history, and as much as our mainstream media fails to…

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Awaken the Spirit


One of the cool things about my job is that I get to use my small amount of ‘fame’ to give back to the community and help people in need. Last weekend, in my role as a Quiksilver ambassador, I was in Torquay for their annual ‘Awaken the Spirit…

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Flying Saucer sighting!!!


I have spoken in earlier posts about it being a golden era in board design. There has never been a better time in history for the surfer or consumer to end up with a great board suited to their ability and local surf conditions. That said… there has also…

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Special delivery


By December 1985, I was semi-retired, and  competing in selected events in Hawaii and Australia. I was still spending the majority of the Winter  season in Hawaii and one event I chose to compete in was the the Billabong Pro. It  had begun in 8′-10′…

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Two fins are better than one!!


Had the funnest morning at Merewether last week…surfing my brains out for 3 hours with the hottest young surfers from Newcastle, who are making their impact on the world scene….Craig Anderson, Ryan Callinan, and Jesse Adam. Tracks magazine…

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The Boardroom


I was totally stoked to be honored as a shaper at The Boardroom International Surfboard Exibition recently. Check out www.surfboardshow.com This show is held annually in Del Mar California and is the brainchild of Scott Bass and his family. It specifically…

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