Friday, July 29, 2011

& Mid Way

East Coast swell through the eyes and lens of our good pal, Simon Perini of Simple Machine.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Up & Down...

... the coast there's been massive winter swells for the last few weeks. Had to be some consolation for the bone chillin' cold.

We've been sent a lot of shots from peeps keen to share the big stuff... here are a few of our faves:

17 year old Central Coast snapper Alex Gibson caught TCSS slider Kerry Down charging on a 7'5" single fin

winter Bells are ringing.
TCSS man on the ground in Vicco, Simon Taylor showed us where Bodhi spent the weekend:
... "I took these pics of Bells and Winki about midday Saturday, the size was ranging from 8-10 ft with some 12ft bombs at Bells. The wind was WEST 25-30 knots so a little cross shore and the tides were a bit too high all day to deliver perfect waves. The waves got bigger and bigger all day leaving the big wave chargers surfing late that arvo, Dan Ross and Tony Ray were stand outs. Surfers were paddling all the way from Jarosite West of Bells through heavy water to get to the bowl riding 7ft Guns to 10ft Rhino chasers. Some of the less experienced mad dogs were paddling from the beach at Bells and in no time found themselves washed across the infamous Winki Button! The media broadcasted the anticipated swell on the news Friday night so there were huge gatherings of spectators lining the cliffs watching the brave. The whole town comes alive with hype and stories of what they’ve seen or experienced, its one the reasons I love living on the Surf Coast."

Board Meetings

Tuesday, The Critical Slide Society held it's inaugural board meeting ....guess where? Despite a sweet lil peeler right out the front, we managed to keep focused..thanks to a consistent barrage of food and coffee from our pal Tom at Hemingway's, North Steyne. High recommend the date infused fries, coco pops washed down with a white rabbit dark ale

The seductress


Beer, coffee & balance sheets?

Jimbo and Suzie, sizing up Surfection's hoarding.
More on this to come..

Monday, July 25, 2011

Paintings by Ty

We met Ty Williams over in Japan a couple of months ago, a great artist and great karaoke voice. He's got a show at the Insight LA Store in Venice running from July 30 - August 26. Check Ty's work out here. (By dress appropriately we suspect boat shoes and hawaiian shirts.)

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Day in the Life of Tyler

A day in the life of TCSS contributor Tyler Warren via his blog Surf Knot. Made by Kyle MacLennan.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


It's always summer somewhere. La playa de Zarautz. Yew!

Friday, July 15, 2011

TCSS Body Art

Nine Lives

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Shred Ahead

Some great shots in the latest issue of ALB... not least this one of Critical Slider Sage Joske, shredding on his signature model 5'7" twin keel Verve fish at Coffs.

... did someone say backhand rail-grab bottom turn filth?

Photo: Duncan MacFarlane

Friday, July 8, 2011

Your Pleasure

Good pals Vicki & Jeff aka Victoriana Gaye are hitting the road for a month of touring the East Coast of Australia, so give your ears a treat and check them out at one of the venues on their flyer below:

a recent mug shot of the duo

From their press blurb:

"...Victoriana Gaye are leaving the cold south westerlies of Aireys Inlet for a month of
gigs and an art show, traveling up the East Coast this July.Sometimes whimsical, sometimes romantic and sometimes rockin', they describe their sound as a quirky combination of pop, folk and a tiny bit of grunge. Playing a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, trumpet, ukelele, harmonica and sweet, harmonies."

Thursday, July 7, 2011


The new issue of Monster Children is out. It not only features a nice spread or two on Mr David Carson, but also a full page of Critical Slide Society, with Benny sporting the Longbottom pants, Jail Bird long sleeve t and TKO hoodie.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

just hangin'

Justin Bevan captures Sean Finnelley poised on his perch at Crescent Heads

Critical Sliders In Zarautz

The Critical Slide Society got some hoots the other night at the Zinematic Surf Film festival here in Zarautz in the Basque Country. Ice cold San Miguel, a warm summer night, a gorgeous sunset right on the beach, family & friends. Good times! A special thanks to our amigos muy bueno at Muskaria surf shop for their warm hospitality.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Three Pals

Good pals of TCSS, Aaron Hughes, Matt Johnson & Simon Perini have a show this weekend. Kicking off Saturday @ 5:30pm, Clifton Shool of Arts, Coalcliff. Hit here for all the details.