Monday, September 28, 2009

TCSS shoot

We stayed out of the wind all yesterday and shot TCSS lookbook!

Big ups to everyone who helped out...........

Here's a little Polaroid teaser. Boom!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

goodbye winter, it was swell

some shots from Gaz reminding us why winter has its good points.... red wine, fires, swell...

.... somewhere near New Zealand.....

all shots: Gaz

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

happy days

Welcome to the world River Sea Aragorn Olfield - looking forward to meeting you son.

Congratulations Eliza, Nathan, Noa & Blossom!


awesome Melbourne artist YOK sent us this pic today after a session of critical blogging... lovin it & intrigued to see what else is in that there sketch book mister.

Simple Ideas Rule

Great little video from Hopps Skateboards and thanks to Solitary Arts (Geoff Mcfetridge) for the link.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

byron, get one free

Renaissance man Doom Doom Horan has been busy of late... lead guitarist for The Villanaires, all time surf guitar bandits, designer for The Astral Plane, all time tee bandits, and now photographer. Is there nothing the man can't do?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

eye (want) candy

oh so sweet... feast your eyes on these latest offerings from Sage Joske at Valla... hard to choose just one, they're all so good. New logo's for Sage by Ben Waters.

Sage has given us a breakdown of the fish models:


The Vibe is a traditional fish inspired by the early Californian fishes. It has a full plan shape, low rocker, wide swallow tail and wooden twin keels. The Vibe has inherent speed and flow allowing drawn out turns and beautiful trim lines.

Verve “great energy and enthusiasm”

The Verve was developed as a high performance fish which feels at home in more powerful waves, in and around the curl. It has a curvy planshape with rounded swallows which allows shorter turning arcs. The natural speed and flow of the fish designs however is maintained.

Verity. the quality of being true”

The Verity stays true to and is inspired by the early Lis fishes. With a full outline, parallel plan shape through the tail, very low rocker, a wide swallow tail and long based wooden twin keels; the verity gives you a pure fish experience. Although a difficult board to master the Verity allows long drawn out turns in otherwise unchartered areas of the wave.

Volta “Electric”

The Volta is a high performance fish with a pulled in plan shape through the nose and a parallel back plan shape through the tail. Available with wooden twin keels or a quad fin set up for a more high performance feel. The Volta has a lightning quick trim speed and allows longer drawn out turns.

more pics over at Sage's blog

photos by Tom Woods

Sunday, September 13, 2009

we like short shorts

Matt Cuddihy & Dane Peterson showing a little leg & a lotta style in Malibu last week..... waiting to hear how the lads went at the MSA connest yesterday.....

UPDATE: it's official - Matt Cuddihy took out 1st place in the Open Mens at Malibu... on a Valla fish. Congratulations Matty, couldn't be happier for you mate.

Congrats too to Jackson Winter for placing 2nd in the Juniors

This just in from Matt's mum, Di:
..... thought I would give you an update on the contest. Matt has won his first heat and is through to the second round, Josh C has been knocked out, Jackson Winter came in second and is through to the semis. Crusty (Di's words, not mine Phil!!) Phil Jarratt also has been knocked out. The surf was almost non existant on Wednesday but must have picked up. The contest is 6 to 7 man heats with a 15 min heat not real good. Matt, Josh & Jackson are also surfing in the Open Men as well. You can check out the results on

Like Mum, like son - Di has just come in from surfing Noosa 1st Point at the local comp where a sweet swell is coming through she reckons.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Waiting for the Sun

Friday, September 11, 2009

b & w

photos: spray by Gaz; lump by Pest

Sunday, September 6, 2009

tall tails & true

loving the smell of napalm.....

It's a tough call to drag yourself away from one of the best breaks in Australia - Bells Beach - but our Vicco agent Simon put the wetsuit in mothballs & decided to live the dream in the Mentawais with his mates at surf camp Pitstop Hill.

He sent back some holiday snaps.... looks like the perfect spot for our next range release.

all photos by Gaz

Friday, September 4, 2009

king brown #5

The postie has just been & apart from the usual stack o bills & junk he insists on delivering, today's stash included a right treat..... issue 5 of my favorite mag: King Brown. This mag is like the bastard love child of Fecal Face & The Selby with a sticker thrown in.

Interviews in this issue include Meggs, Michael Sieben, Jae Copp & Mr Gauky amongst other arty folk describing their work process & a tour of their studios.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

yes, spring

Simon Perini has sent us these shots just in time to welcome in the change of seasons.... out come the spring suits, boardies can't be far off. Thanks Simo.