Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Summertime is.... Loggin time

Rad Saturday

Jake and I were fortunate enough to have saturday morning free to head over to the northern beaches and catch up with Matty C and Thomas "Doc" Bexon who was on his way to Vico and had organised to stop in at The Sugarmill to shape a few boards.
We met up with the boys for an early surf and we wound up at Palmy to find some nice peelers for the boys on their logs. It was then back to the Sugarmill for coffee, bacon & egg rolls and a look at all the new goodies Chongy has in the shop.... I could have done some serious damage to my credit card, but refrained.... If you haven't been to the Sugarmill get over there... it's rad .... I only wish it was on my side of the harbour bridge tho!
Fun morning boys... thanks!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Looking forward .....

to NOOSAAAAAAAA 2011 . . . .
It was at Noosa in March 2010 that my love for Surf Photography hit new heights and I can't wait until March 2011 to get back there.... this time with far better gear and my Aquatech water housing as well... Just hope the usual shredders grace us with their presence.
Here's 2 of my favourite pics from Noosa 2010 that are about to be published in ALB's 2010 Photo Annual. Yew!
Matty C carvin a big V on his Gato Heroi

Al Knost perfectly positioned in a sandy Little Cove tube

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Waxhead Diaries - The Stomping Ground

Chono's been at it making some sic little vid's - here's episode 1

The Waxhead Diaries #1: The Stomping Ground from Josh Simpson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ripples and more ripples ....

Given the forecast for perfect logging conditions all week I have been psyched to shoot.... and what a morning.... Golden Sun, clean little logging waves, warm water & a good vibe in the water... i kinda wish I was riding them but I had a great time and shared a few laughs with the fellas... til tomorrow... STOKED!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Manly Festival

Jake & I did the early run over to Manly to catch up with Isaac Fields whilst on his stay in Sydney town. We were greeted with some fun waves for the boys on their logs in the southern corner. I snapped a few before we went to check out the Manly Festival of surfing.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The not so secret spot.....

Up and in the car by 4am put us at the "Secret Spot" by 5.15 in time for a beautiful sunrise and some uncrowded peelers. The water was freezing compared to the day before at Palm Beach and Jake & I were both stoked on our decision to take along a steamer.

Palm Beach

We went over to Palmy ( Summer Bay as my Girls call it ) for the annual Old Mal Rally... it was a cracking day but the waves on the comp bank weren't the best , but everyone had a great time nonetheless, thanks to all the Palmy Crew. I managed to snap off a fewhots here & there and snuck up the norther corner out of the wind with the boys for a few water shots. Good times!
Sammy T, Jako , Bryce & Hayden - soaking up the sun at Palmy
Chad Adrew enjoying the clean lefts in the corner
ST Shapes - Sammy Tehan
Umina's Hayden Emery
Chad again!
Evans Head shredder Isaac Fields - went on to finsh second in the Open Final

Cronulla's Sammy Tehan

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

7 Mile - Jako & Erin

Jakey has been riding High Tide Surfboards for just short of 2 years now.
Erin just got her first High Tide surfboard last week and she loves it.
I managed to get a few shots of Jake & Erin at 7 Mile beach last weekend, just before they both took off to Casuarina for a week to the Australian Surfing run High Performance Camp.

Ian Bell

Whilst up at the Aussie Titles Jako & I spent some free surfing time down at North Haven early in the week. Local Shredder & Golden Breed team rider Ian Bell was out there each day doing his thing. He still shreds on a longboard and it was cool to shoot him surfing as well as have a chat with him, I've got a feeling we might just see him hitting up the comp scene again in the not to distant future.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bellambi + Aquatech

Took out my new Aquatech water housing with the 1D Mk3 for the first time Sunday morning at Bellambi Point for the Laybacks PointScore. Note to self - get some flippers that fit properly as my feet were killing using Jakes.... Heading out again this Saturday at the Farm, hopefully my new 15mm Fisheye will have arrived and I'll be able to test that out. YEW!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Alas Magazine Launch

In celebration of the release of the first issue of "Alas Magazine" the boys threw a good old shin dig at El Sol Mexican Restaurant on the 19th September. There were tunes from "Kieran de la Harpe" , "Fade in the shade" and "Fisher King", threads supplied by TCSS, and a sweet Alaia donated by Ryan Bridges of RB Shapes that some lucky young lady walked away with, much to the disgust of the gentlemen in attendance. A great night was had by all and plenty of Corona's and Burritos were consumed.
If you haven't got your copy yet hit up Triple Bull at Cronulla, The Sugarmill at Narrabeen or The Porch & Parlour at Bondi..... or shoot me some mail and I can point you in the right direction.
Below are some snaps I took on the night... enjoy!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Noosa Revisited

Valla Shredder Sage Joske at the Noosa Festival of Surfing in March 2010.
Just been going back through some pics and thought I'd share this one with you.
Love watching Sage surf, he shreds on everything! Yew!

Friday, September 3, 2010

High Tide Surfboards New Website

Jordie has been hard at work creating a new website.... check it out! Nice work mate!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bevanantics By Brad Whittaker Featuring Jake

Brad made this little video of Jake surfing some tiny waves, albeit in beautiful conditions at North Cronulla. Shot using his new HD Go Pro. Pretty cool.

BEVANANTICS from Brad Whittaker on Vimeo.

The Salt Baptist

Good Mate Andrew Carruthers heads up The Salt Baptist Church in Peregian, on the Sunshine Coast of QLD. He's loves his surfing and is into his photography as well as being the driving force behind the new Christian Surf Movie "FLUX". I got to spend a heap of time with him at Port last week and thought I'd give his site a little plug!

Check out Andrew's site here

Thursday, August 26, 2010

High Tide Blog

Yewwwwww..... Jordie's got a blog up and running! Suss it out.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Aussie Titles 2010 - OPENS!

I've just spent the last 7 days in Port Macquarie at the Australian Longboard Titles. An insane week of surfing & more so shooting for me, totally frothing out on the performances of many of Australia's, if not the world's best longboard surfers. The images below are of the 4 finalists from the Men's Opens. The pic at the top is Josh Constable with what was my pic of the week, from his round 1 heat... amazing huh!
Dane Pioli - Aussie Champ on the tip at North Haven
Harley Ingleby - 2nd Place on a countback - Tubetime in Round 1 at Bonny Hills
Josh Constable - 3rd place - Backhand snap during a freesurf session at North Haven

My good mate & shredder on all forms of surfcraft Beau Nixon - 4th Place - getting some serious tip time on his CJ pearson Arrow Noserider at North Haven

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Golden Golf Course

Jako - early morning Golf Course Reef - Mollymook

Monday, July 26, 2010


Do you love boards & footage from the 60's? I do... The trim, the glide, the history.
I'm picking up a 66/67 Hobie Gary Propper model tomorrow just in time for our trip to Vico for the Surf Coast Winter Classic. Can't wait to try it out on some uncrowded points down the Great Ocean rd.
Below is an orginal Ad of the board ( mine is identical ) and also some footage that I think is just awesome, how's the commentary.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Layback Winter Classic

The Laybacks held their annual Winter Classic on the 3rd July at Bellambi Point. It was 2-3ft with the occassional bigger one, and was a perfect day all round. A great comp run by a great bunch of people, this was our first year at this comp and we'll be back next year for sure.
Thanks for a great day!
Billy Morris - 2nd in The Old Mal
Jarret Napper - 1st in Old Mal
Nick Farago - 1st in the Opens & Fish Divisions
Jake - 1st in Juniors
Damo in Open Heat