Friday, October 28, 2011

Co-Op and Beer opening

Our friends and stockists, Co-Op opened their doors and bottles of beer last week to celebrate the opening of their Manly Corso store.

Monday, October 24, 2011


2nd attempt and they work sooo well. Mind you I reckon a a rubber flip flop would work too!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

last kind words

... if you're free and easy and in Vancouver next Thursday, make sure to drop into the Sitka store and say hello to the new show by talented artist Toby Reid.

Friday, October 21, 2011


... last Saturday Deus Bali celebrated their 1st birthday with a surf contest and cake.... could only be there in spirit unfortunately, apparently "work" comes first.

Being Deus, nothing as straight foward as a set board length... contestants boards were chosen by the wheel of misfortune... pull the brake on the custom bike to find which board you were paddling out on... anything from 4'11" to 9' +

Dave plays spin the wheel...

Tyler, Dave & Ellis head out to the Bombie on their chosen steeds...

to find some solid swell marching through.

... to get the full rundown and photos from the day, go here

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

bones bros

Alex & Jake Gibson have been busy again shooting Critical Slider Kerry Down with good results

1. Local reef, photo Alex Gibson
2. Home, photo Jake Gibson (Mini Bones)
3. Big Forries, photo Alex Gibson

Byron Bay Surf Festival

Friday 21 October 'Surf Culture Now' kicks off in Byron Bay. The festival runs for three days with a mix of art shows, live tunes, Surf films, Surf workshops, Surf culture markets, the ‘freestyle&stoke’ Surf Sessions at Wategoes and the Surf Swap Meet. If you're lucky enough to be in Byron, get involved! Sounds like a great few days and great lineup. Head here to find out more.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Surf City

Luke Taaffe and Ryan Heywood – Surf City
14 October – 2 November 2011

‘Surf City’ is an exhibition of collaborations by artist Luke Taaffe and photographer Ryan Heywood.

Navigating omnipotent seascapes and psychedelic surf iconography of the 80's and 90's, the distinct styles of each artist merge into powerful graphic scenery.

With a mutual respect for surf culture and the ocean itself, Luke and Ryan combine Megaloden shark jaws, lone boats, vast seas and pyrotechnical patternations, into isolated, pervasive and somewhat sinister environments describing a darker side of the surfer’s experience.

Luke’s painterly, graphic and vibrant approach perfectly juxtaposes Ryan’s faded and desaturated sea photography, printed directly onto wood. Grandiose in scale, the pieces command attention and immersion.

This show pays homage to urban myths and the more emotive aspects of a surf culture left behind in the wake of it’s commercial success.

‘Surf City’ opens on Friday the 14th of October and is up until the 2nd of November 2011.

Full Deck Grip (Detail) 2011
Luke Taaffe and Ryan Heywood
2400mm x 1200mm
Acrylic on wood

Town and Country, 2011
Luke Taaffe and Ryan Heywood
Acrylic on wood

The National Grid Gallery - 24 Chard Rd, Brookvale

Sunday, October 9, 2011

sweet as

Chong x The Sugarmill - Feature from on Vimeo.

A short documentary on Chris Chong and the Sugarmill: Fine Surf Emporium