Saturday, October 6, 2012

Vice for Matt

Just made this 9'6" x 22 3/4" x 3" Vice for Matt. Traditional log with Volan glass and gloss and polish finish. Happy days.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ocean : Valla by Mark Tipple

Ocean : Valla from Mark Tipple on Vimeo.

I had the pleasure of meeting Mark on a trip to NZ a couple of years back. I was impressed with his quiet and thoughtful demeanor and his professionalism and commitment to what he was doing. On this trip he spent innumerous hours with his water camera in freezing and often unruly conditions.

Not so recently Mark spent a week hanging out at the factory, taking pictures and filming. I wasn't sure what Mark had in mind but was confident in what he would come up with (see the video above); and it was nice to get a chance to hang out again.

Since April I've had to make some sharp choices that has sent certain parts of my life spinning in different directions - the last 3 months I've been working on a mine site in Qld a long way from the coast. So watching this video is a bitter-sweet experience, reminding me of things lost and fond memories.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Online Radio

I had a chat with Jed from Stab mag recently about Jbay and the return of the Soul Arch...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Shot JBay

Here's a few waves surfing life threw together of the jbay billabong pro that just finished. I was lucky to get a few heats in pumping jbay with just a couple of guys out and have so much fun it's ridiculous. I absolutely love the place!

Monday, July 2, 2012


Happy at home on my old faithful 5'8" Verve, shaped by Sage Joske. Photos by Jozef Oldfield.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The PJ Special

A rad little short by Harry Triglone, featuring Heath riding a 5'8" singlefin shaped by Sage, modelled after a couple of boards Paul was making in the late seventies.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

One Fin is Fun!

Sage created these beautiful single fins for me a few weeks ago. The pink and orange rig is a 5'8" based off a 6'0" round nose, round tail that Dad shaped and surfed in the very early '80s, I think... The burnt orange babe is a 6'8" rhino chaser straight from the Middle Valla green room in the early '70s. I'm yet to ride the 6'8" babe as the surf has been exceptionally lazy the last few weeks but I've had heaps of joy on the 5'8" rig. I'm loving the different lines you can draw with single fins, especially flying high-line soul arches through speedy sections and longer drawn out lines. So fun...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Pic by BIG Ben... Inbyronbaytoday.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Slide Magazine

This issue of "Slide" features Sage and I. Some awesome pic's check them out.