Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I've retired on of my logs.
I'm not quite sure what to do with it.
My options are.
Sell it.
Strip it and shape another.
Or do nothing and have it getting in the way.

While it was getting in the way the other day,
I was looking at it and I had a light bulb moment.
What if I stick a fin on the nose I thought!

Rocker looks ok.
Not sure if I can be bothered.
At the end of the day
there is still no camber in the bottom
and it is back to front.
Might be easier to sell it 
or just let it get in the way. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


The G&S production team during the twin-fin era in Floyd's original Taren Point Road factory:
 Standing LtoR; Paul Cole [shaper], Terry Hammil [owner/polisher], Steve Core [pinlines & finish coater], middle; Colin Eagle [shaper], floor left; the late Greg 'Kirby' Kerr [sander]
 floor right; Dave Wilson [glasser].

   I recently received an email from Steve Core
promoting his new blog. Have a look here.
Steve worked for many of  Sydney's South side name surfboard manufactures during the 60's.
Steve had his on factory building Steve Core Surfboards in the late 60's early 70's
Steve's new blog is a history of Cronulla Surfboard Makers, Shapers and Surf Shops.
Steve also is blogging about stuff that is going on around the traps. Auctions, swap meets and exhibitions etc.
Well worth a look particularly if you are into the history of Sydney's South side surfboard manufactures.


Saturday, October 9, 2010


No surf today. The wind was up early.
What to do?
Lets get stuck into a section
of the front yard that needs some attention.
Gardening in our neck of the woods can be a life and death pastime.
As Jimmy Buffett sings in his song,
"Peanut Butter Conspiracy"
It was a two man operation
Had it all down on a note
Ricky would watch the big round mirror
And I'd fill up my coat 

Gardening around here is a two man operation.
One of us digs and the other
looks out for our gardening nemesis.
The deadly Funnel Web spider.
The one we dug up today would easily
reach from one side of the palm of your hand to the other.
We have picked these spiders up on a spade
and heard them striking the metal with there fangs.

At the other extreme in our garden is this fella.
Again it would stretch from one side of my palm
to the other.
You don't need to be a rocket scientist
to work out which creature one would prefer
to have sitting in ones hand.  

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Lesley Adamski is a extremely talented crafts person.
Far more talented than she gives herself credit for.

Lesley builds surfboards from recycled and plantation grown timber.
And endeavours to keep the finishes as green as possible.

Lesley's talents aren't restricted to only surfboards.
She has built a gaff rigged, clinker sailing dinghy.
As well as one off pieces of furniture.

Lesley also owns the odd plane.