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

Monday, November 9, 2009


my great pal Geoffrey Notman is having an exhibition opening this Friday at Suite Gallery.... wish I could be there, his work is beyond amazing, capturing the heart & soul of small towns & caravan parks. Places that are disappearing at the rate of knots with coastal development & lack of appreciation for the humble fibro dwelling. Geoffrey is on a mission to document them before they're gone for good... he shows us the beauty in the ordinary object.

the things we will miss.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

1st drop

sorry for the lack of updates over the past 2 weeks... it's been all hammers down trying to pull everything together to make sure we could deliver the first range from TCSS on time (ish) in Australia.

Jim made the ultimate sacrifice & volunteered to go to Bali to pick up some boardies needed for the 1st drop

Jimbo & Bob Moore taking the long road to the factory - via Tugu

Dave, Bryan & the fuel that made it all possible

Fat Cat trunks get delivered to the losman, thanks Sean & Linda!

& then to Genevieve and Dean....

...the wolf rider is now in store at Alpine Beach, Erina ph 02 4367 4944... packing more today to send out. Thanks everyone for their help (& patience)

looks like we're in business folks!

Some Early Morning Inspiration

There's something pretty sweet about stumbling across a new blog, you visit it a couple of times over the course of that week, only to find that it's regularly updated, before you know it, you're visiting it on a daily basis. Colt-Rane has just been adopted. Nice design and art.