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Posts from the ‘Avalon’ Category

possum ..

and friends in need

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who let this happen?

"Once a hotspot for keen surfers, the small beachside suburb of Avalon is now home to a swelling group of young creatives raising their kids away from the rat-race of Sydney."

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avalon .. the day nobody remembers

.. and the day nobody went out

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bearing down

four chapters

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lunch with mick

nothing changes

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the oldest quiver

a stack of sixteen

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the avalon nuggets

peace on earth

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shearer’s ghost

waves twice as big, twice as fast and twice as long.

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surf reports:

in your mailbox - every morning

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the kook warning

they need to die at least once to learn how not to.

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fooling around in avalon

the name game

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the locals

Some men have eyes that have the flat stare of a dog

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shit on a stick and bubble and squeak with chilli. a recipe.

Surfing never sucks

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bloke down there, drowning

This was Mike O'Irish, like a cockroach in a bath.

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the changing room

surfers are wankers

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point joe online. something mr derek hynd didn’t want anyone to see.

Larry the Tragedy. This grave judgement from somebody as unblemished as Mr D Hynd.

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the north avalon conspiracy

Like most surfers Larry takes an empty carpark score anytime he gets handed one

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this is how some sessions begin in the carpark

Fragile boards are destroyed in an instant. Some surfers shred all the skin off their hands as they grab at anything that might steady their uncontrolled tumbling amongst the sharp edged stones.
This is The Fear.

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bondi 1958. gary moffatt

This is after all the guy who headed the Bondi invasion of Newport and Avalon. The Hillbilly Hamlets.

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the manoeuvre that has no name.

With The Manoeuvre it's either the best of times or the worst of times.

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how to dominate in the surf, just naturally

men who have been world champions walk the streets; they can be trailed through woolworths, their trolleys eyed.

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leg ropes, how they betrayed us.

Line up the last 35,000 surfers who threw their money at suspect charter-boat operators working western Sumatra - bring them in

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alex leonard,his floater, his pink rashie.

what we don't need to see is the dance floor kit in the water.

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mona vale – a litany of strange company

A dispassionate look at the friends we have to surf with. Herewith a list of malcontents from Mona vale.

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locals a problem? crowds?

Bony little demons all firey-eyed in the dark as they rip away their clothes and dress in black, to vanish into the cauldrons. Cackling at their good fortune.

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Letter to mr. gordon merchant am osa – billabong doesn’t have to suck.

This is what you were Mercho, and you have to ask yourself - where did that guy go?

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the road trip –

This year he wants a shot at Lennox and the longer the bastard talks the bigger the chance is that we will actually take him out there.

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longboarders, how to deal with them one at a time. with prejudice.

Once longboarders were like us; savage and uncompromising, greedy and slit-eyed, cold-blooded and cunning. Handsome, virile and able to leap tall buildings with a single stride.

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sausages and ginger marmalade

Police have charged two men after allegedly seizing cannabis plants worth more than $3 million from a property near Tenterfield / Kyogle

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