Kneeling (up or down?)

You've managed to discard the only positive features of standup paddleboards and surf skis and come up with a new activity that distills the very worst of both sports. forum post:
by alakaboo » Tue May 05, 2015

Friday, May 23, 2014

Liard Hamilton falls off SUP

So this happened to justify not standing up to paddle:
what began as a simple star-spotting exercise quickly became a bit of a bagging match when Hamilton misjudged a knee-whacker of a wave and fell off his SUP.

Before I comment I should note that my search of the Daily Mail UK website failed to find this story. So when the article says "The worlds news outlets were first in a flurry.." Flurry, what flurry! A Google News search also failed to find any reference.

As I said in a previous post; the more I look at the MHL directional spectra the more I appreciate that the East Coast of Australia does not get the same swell as Hawaii & California. Now Laird Hamilton has demonstrated exactly that.

FWIIW the MHL directional spectra shows the quality of the waves in Sydney and the NSW coast.
See this site for the current graphics:

Monday, April 7, 2014


Invention: Sockies. You wear then under your booties.

I had a picture here that for some reason has disappeared. It DID show a couple of legs, some feet and some booties (honest).

When kneeling they protect the board bumps and support the ankle.

Recommendation: Get used to wearing booties. They are needed at the best spots and they take some getting used to - so just wear them all the time.

Monday, March 3, 2014


Because you are not lying down there is an option to wear a lifejacket.

I bought it for sailboarding but if the conditions look challenging I might just decide to wear it surfing.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Trip to Byron Bay

Taken in last week of January 2014 using a Coolpix dangling around my neck.
Yes, it is hectic..

And here is the background story to the weather that week. — at Byron Bay January 2014

So many in the 1770s on their knees

So many in the 1770s on their knees A view of Karakokooa in Owyhee by John Webber