Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Flew home to South Oz for a 30th.......

I went for a drive down the Fleurieu Peninsula to Victor Harbor, stopped off at Goolwa and Middleton beaches nice.

See more here

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Friday, December 25, 2009

critical christmas all our riders & sliders & good time gliders a very happy xmas from TCSS... thanks to everyone for their support during our first year of making sea trousers!

northern xmas 1909

southern xmas 2009

kiddies corner christmas by Tim Hixson 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lonely Island

I took the above shots at Coney Island NY in September. Was a stinking hot day and the place was deserted. The hand painted typography made the long train ride out worthwhile. Monkeys delivering giant Hotdogs and Clams with Top Hats..who would have thought.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hayden Voyage

had a visit from Hayden Cox last week when he brought home my new "Nothing Suss" board - a project we're collaborating on together. Part of the Plunder series due for release next year, it's a single fin stubbie shape for all types of conditions up to 6-8 ft faces. Took it for a test drive at Macs on the weekend - Kid Carl, Brown Trout & Jay Gill all gave it the seal of approval. Goes like a rocket yessir.

All photos by Hayden on his boat trip over to TCSS hq

Monday, December 14, 2009

liquid salt

.... just spent a few good hours reading through the different profiles of surfin' folk at Liquid Salt including Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Gerry Lopez and local lad Luke Taaffe.

a simple format, each subject is asked the same questions about what makes them tick... the consistent theme is a love of the ocean & mexican food

Buttons photo by Jeff Devine
oceanic art by Luke Taaffe

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Sage Joske, happy to be part of the Critical Slide Society, as am I.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

in deep

missed from the line up is Dean from Alpine Surf since he moved South to Vicco, but good to see he's not wasting his mornings........

.... wednesday, dean, dick van straalen 6'6 sigle fin, good times

photos Matthew Hogan

Dane Peterson/new website

Dane Peterson has always done an awesome job of combining his two passions - surfing & photography.

The most stylish foam dancer has a new website showcasing his considerable talents. A couple of pics from the site below:

and Dane sent us this one of Critical Slider Matt Cuddihy performing a fine balancing act:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Called Hawaii - We're just Swell thanks!

And 50ft of it. The Quikky Eddie Aikau comp has been postponed until the big swell hits, currently it's only at around 25ft and needs it to hit 40ft before they can kick it off. 'The swell is being compared to the legendary waves that battered the coasts on December 1969, known as the biggest to hit the North Shore in the past half-century.' taken from big island video news. If anyone has any photos from Oahu, shoot em on through. We'd love to post them.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Little Black Wheels Premiere


Steven Harrington for Arkitip

Critical Slide LA based artist, Steven Harrington has designed the most recent issue of Arkitip magazine. You can purchase a copy of the mag here. Check out more of Steven Harrington's work here. Watch the Steven Harrington Chronicle below. Prolific!

The Desert: 128 Miles Northeast of Los Angeles from Arkitip, Inc. on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Shawn Stussy Blogs Good

I fondly remember back in the early 90's when Stussy first dropped into Australian stores. Within days I had mastered the Stussy logo with a Posca pen and emblazoned it across both my pencil case and underside of my school bag. I got a tip-off that Shawn has a rockin blog with a mix of fashion, surf and fine women, three things in the TCSS top 5. Nice shot of da CAT..

Monday, November 30, 2009


TCSS team slider, Dominic Breen, feeling summery. Warm days ahead. Yew!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

pausing time

Gaz has sent us plenty of amazing surf shots this year, but his interests are broader & his vision unique. Here is just a small sampling of his work....

self portrait with canola

to see more Gaz goodness go here

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Swing Tag Land

Stoked to receive a TCSS bag of goodies today. The new range of tees & boardies is killer & I'm super happy to be a part of the Critical Slide family. Speaking of family, my kids found a new use for the swing tags. Everybody's happy.

Friday, November 27, 2009

mercury rising

.....and that can only mean

icy poles for breakfast

and let's hit the beach

Ummm..Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell has just finished hanging some pieces. If you're lucky enough to be in Copenhagen, have a look, otherwise you'll have to just appreciate it in digital format.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

shakas & singlefins new home

Ryan Tatar has been blogging forever and his Shakas and Singlefins site is always inspiring... this man has his finger on the pulse. Never one to sit still for long, Ryan has updated the old Shakas to a new layout and a new address. Make sure to update your links to keep getting your daily dose of Tats goodness.

... and don't forget to check out Ryans photos on his website for plenty more eye candy

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

eyes were made for seeing

Nathan Oldfield shares what makes him tick in this great article in Drift.

Thoughtful & beautiful... just like the man himself really

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More Spruikin'

Philip Frost and Barry McGee show at Prism Gallery, West Hollywood. Love Barry McGee's work. Link via our pals at Monster Children.

MindTheGap from RVCA on Vimeo.

And some old Barry.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Surf Market & Swap Meet

Deus Ex Machina, our good friends from way back in another life, have a swap meet coming up at their HQ in Camperdown. I'm sure Damo will be lurking around at the crack of dawn lookin for some hidden set your alarms early. Flyer and link from Lincoln at Deadshit Digest.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

TCSS Playlist

This one will be on high rotation in the TCSS studio throughout Summer.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

done & dusted

that's it... the last box has been sent out for Hi Summer delivery in Australia + our first o.s. delivery to NZ to the ever awesome House of Aroha.

that means I'm back in the water tomorrow morning - thanks heaps to my mates who sent shots of the waves they were getting while I was high & dry:

Dean at B Bay this week - a little egg before breakfast

and Kam Brown stylin' in Indo

AJ even sent a clip to show he was getting his fair share in Vicco.

The water's definitely warming up, so you'll be needing a freshly pressed pair of boardies this weekend gents!

Latest deliveries to:
Essential Surf - Sutherland 02 9545 5599
UMC - Katoomba 0404 909 647
Urban Depot - Leederville 08 9443 4355
Reef2Beach - Agnes Water 07 4974 9072
Brownies - Claremont 08 9383 1340
Blue Water - Noosa Heads 0423 183 151
Hudsons - Balaclava 03 9525 8066
House of Aroha - Napier, NZ 64 6 835 5995

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


was up till dawn packing boxes to ship out to stores before the weekend....

Salty, worn out from counting. so this is why tees come in plastic...

Benny & I silk screened a heap of top hats for instore stuff...

Ben's alter ego - the Wolf Rider is ready to hit the road...

orders for 10 more stores rockin out the door.

This weekend should (TNT dependent) see gear in store at:

Glass Ave, Newport Beach - 02 9997 8833
Division Surf, Mona Vale - 02 9979 5334
Ramjet, Cooks Hill - 02 4926 2839
Akwa, Milton - 02 4454 5222
Natural Necessity, Gerringong - 02 4234 1636
Stoked, Byron Bay - 02 6685 7986
The Plank Shop, Yamba - 02 6645 8362
Solace, Noosaville - 07 5470 2606
4Shore Surf n Skate, Glenelg - 08 8353 2523
Yelo, Trigg - 08 9447 9441
Main Street, Margaret River - 08 9757 9003
Fluid Surf, Fremantle -08 9335 1289
Trigger Bros, Frankston - 03 9770 2223
Hemleys, Fitzroy - 03 9419 3121

Everyone else - sorry for the delay, beer & counting units just don't mix. Another batch going out asap