The emotions @mfanno has gone through this year must be incredible! He also held together an incredible campaign! One of, if not the best surfer in the world but more importantly, a world champion bloke!
Another favourite on @tracksmag board test, @dmshapes actor model, when it comes to high performance shortboards, for me, these boards are the pinnacle. Slightly flatter rocker gives you that little extra glide yet still feels at home jamming in the pocket or carving through the flatter sections! cheers to @dakineaustralia @xcelwetsuits for the opportunity to travel and @lincolnsurf for the support. @colbeycheese
Just wrapped up the @tracksmag board test! Scored a boat load of fun waves and uncovered some gems of boards. This was one of my favourites! @outerislandsurfboards sleek, speedy, flex tail. One of the fastest boards I've ever ridden and beautiful on rail! frame grab @colbeycheese
Really excited to be traveling to the Mentawais Islands in a few weeks for @tracksmag board test. This photo is from my last Indo trip 2 1/2 years ago. After 6 years of relentless travel I have been hermitting pretty hard the last 2 years. Thanks to @dakineaustralia for gifting me with a tropical adventure in the middle of a winter full of frosty mornings and gale force onshores. #blessed #grommetfroth
Way back in 2007 I was lucky enough to surf in the Miyazaki OceanDome on a ASL Hot100 trip to Japan. It was mountains of fun and I think we were the last surfers to enjoy it before it shut down due to expensive running costs. @andrewshield
Swinging ya gun around, head down, bum up, arms paddling like a windmill in a gale. Peering over the edge, jump to ya feet and start gliding down the seemingly endless face! Best feeling in surfing! @sa_rips
This photo is from an adventure to mainland Mexico in 2012. I had 3 months playtime with some good friends based in Puerto Escondido. It was sublime. This was a few day mission to Salina Cruz with Josh Mulcoy and @patricktrefz The waves were filthily fun and I was introduced to the Widow maker fin set up (big back fin, 2 smaller side fins) which I'm riding in this by @patricktrefz Widow makers are also filthily fun!! #happydays
I'm thoroughly enjoying @greenteax50 range of healthy energy drinks and protein shakes! They are providing a great healthy alternative to your heavily sugared energy drink and it comes loaded with green tea antioxidants! Cheerio Legends!!
Frame grab from @mud_waters filming for @spiritofakasha at an east coast backwater close to the mayhem but just far enough away.. I'm riding a 5'8" single fin shaped by my brother Sage, and based on a 1970 personal shape by Dad called the PJ special.. Long lines and tight lines, that board loves it all! #vallasurfboards
This year the australian open was all about the green room! but seriously thanks for the support legends, was nice to get through some rounds and feel the buzz of winning heats again.. Good luck to @stueykennedy and @ryancallinan Smash it up boys!! Bring on Newcastle!
Enjoying my east coast vacation and especially enjoying progressing through the rounds of the #australianopen Great to see the waves and weather coming to the party and every other man and their chihuahua!
One of the best days of surf on one of the best sand banks on one of the best stretches of coastline with only the best crew around to share it with! @andrewshield @dmshapes #surfstoned #rasheseverywhere
Put a contest rashie on for the first time in a while for the #scootburleighpro yesterday. Felt good to get a heat win and catch up with plenty of salty dogs. Always good to surf burleigh with 3 others even if it is in a stiff north easterly breeze.
The west coast of SA is insanely beautiful and it's oceans full of treasures. I have recently become aware of BP's plans to drill for gas/oil in the bight and off our coastlines. This deeply concerns me, the ocean and stunning coastline is by far the best asset of the west coast and the chance of it being littered with oil rigs would destroy that beauty. The extra traffic would pollute our waters and if there ever was a spill our fisheries destroyed and pristine waters polluted! Residents can go online to fill out a survey and inform BP of what you believe in. Even if you are not a resident get on there and tell them why you love it! http://www.adelaide.edu.au/churp/research/current/gab-bp/ #keepitnatural #fuckoffbp #norigsinthebight
RIP Ricardo Dos Santos. Such an insane tragedy for the surfing world to lose one of the nicest and hard charging humans I ever had the chance to meet. I feel privelaged to have had shared a room with you the last time I stayed in the billabong house at OTW. I'll never forget your huge smile, classic sense of humour and of course the way you charged waves if consequence will never be forgotten!
Just finished two weeks of prawn fishing. It wasn't so bad, oodles of fresh seafood, sensational sunrises and sunsets and saltwater baths daily. Got 3 and a half months off now and have one very different saltwater bath on my mind.. #venusbayprawns
Here it is @dionatkinson I fell off the jetty 6 weeks ago and drowned my old phone so this shot is only a month old but still 10th oldest shot in phone.. Starting a new chapter with my yellow submarine... Keep it going @stueykennedy @zacghughes
My most memorable wave in a contest at JBay 2012.. When the waves are on surfing contests is great, 2,3 or 4 guys pushing each other in perfect surf is epic.. In this heat I remember being completely lost in the beauty of JBay and the endless walls lined up one after another with 2 other guys in the line up.. After this wave I literally laughed the whole way back out the back. It was a damn good time!
"Work hard, live simply and have a deep respect for the ocean" words from Ramon Navarro's father from 180 degrees south. A movie with a good message from @patagoniaaus #livesimply #escapetheratrace #liveanexaminedlife
The last sunrise over sea I'll be seeing for a while. Adios east coast, your rolling green hills, rain forests and pandanus lined beaches have been beautiful, but for now, the dry, vast open spaces of the west is where the heart is...