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South – Toby and the un-shuttered window.

Mandarin characters were inscribed on their surfaces and every twenty feet or so a small stone bench had been erected beside the path as a place that suited a person for a moment's reflection.

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The most powerful man in the world .. for now.

Rupert Murdoch

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Here,’ she said, so beautiful, so serene, ‘just above the elbow, it won’t do much more than sting, but just for a little while.’

‘How long?’

A moment passed. Her perfume lingered.

Then she moved to the next man. 

Whose unravelling dreamscapes could not have possibly been as beautiful as mine, if only I could remember them.

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purely ‘old’ byron _ a new cosmetic line.

It has been sadly noted that Elsa Pataky's (pic) Purely Byron venture into the cosmetic market has failed and the administrators have been asked to attend to the ruins.

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Putin The Conqueror’s (YouTube/ Alexei Navalny)


The conquered’s ..

abbie scampers

she's about two ..

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meet whatsapacketa

Phil Sigsworth was a Rugby League professional who had the best nickname ever invented, better even than the one given to Oscar Phelan, being Howya.


there’s a lot of fish in the richmond river ….

There was a late night not long ago when a young bloke caught a small bull shark down there

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the start of surfing .. BY ANDY (CAPS) COCHRAN

there were not many of us

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help wanted

your confidentially is assured

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the stew

the great unwashed

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sometimes a man cannot resist ..

.. and must speak up.

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linked in

It's good to be remembered

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Hampus Naeselius doesn’t surf

Hampus Naeselius is a Swedish composer living on the island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean where he creates music for film and visual media. His music has been featured in both licensing, TV spots, trailers, advertising and films.

Born in Stockholm music was part of growing up. Pink Floyd and more specifically the song ‘Sorrow’ became the start of creating his own music. Hampus music embodies classical tradition with sweeping spaces of rhythm and sound. IMDb Mini Biography

Hampus doesn’t surf. But what he has done, unknowingly, is put down what is a perfect three minute track for a massive session at Jaws a couple of days after the Eddie finished. Seriously, some of the track overlays are so precise with the vision it was like they were meant for each other.

So turn it up to full bore  .. show your neighbours no mercy.





no place for old men

home is where your heart is ..

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no name – the little right nobody rode


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deterioration ..

or how it all goes wrong

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pic by Marty Olsen

pic by Uge

Well, here we are … 2022 done, 2023 tomorrow.

1,031 posts done since 2010, many of them lifted from Realsurf, more from Kurungabaa, five books produced despite the language and brutal subjects. Readers come and go. Times change. Surfers aged twenty in ‘64 approach 79 in ‘23.

Old friends in the earth, old places overcome, gravel roads now highways and everybody surfs.

But  it’s all good because riding a wave is about the best thing a man or woman can do.

Happy New Year, and always pray for surf.

south – market day

The fire-eater

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