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The paipo board is the most ancient of the Planing Totems. There are historic accounts of these boards being ridden prone and while kneeling from West Africa to Tahiti and of course Hawaii. The paipo’s main function was as a small board to swim and bodysurf with. In Hawaii the paipo was the first board kids rode when they began to surf. In Waikiki during the classic beach boy era from the 1920s through the 1960s paipo riding blossomed on plywood boards made from the surplus scrap wood of Honolulu’s 20th century construction boom. The Kuhio beach groin, known locally as “The Wall” became the epicenter of the paipo scene in the 1950s and 60s. Standing on a paipo was the considered the ultimate at the Wall, and Hawaiian surfers like Valentine Ching mastered the art of stand-up paipo in the fifties. From the Waikiki paipo school emerged some of the most influential surfers of the 20th century: Rabbit Kekai, Wally Froiseth, Donald Takayama, David Nuuhiwa, Reno Abellira, Eddie and Clyde Aikau, Jeff Ching, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Larry Bertlemann, and many other Hawaiian surfers cut their teeth on paipo boards. This familiarity with short planing boards helped these surfers played a major role in the development of the surf/skate style that became prevalent in the 1970s.

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‘The Heart & The Sea’ is the third release from independent Australian filmmaker Nathan Oldfield, the creator of the highly regarded left of centre surf films ‘Lines From a Poem’ and ‘Seaworthy’.

Over three years in the making, ‘The Heart & The Sea’ explores the joy that lies at the very centre of a surfing life: family, friends & a shared intimacy with the sea. Filmed in Australia, New Zealand, France & Spain, this is a gently refreshing & quietly enchanting contribution to the surf film genre.

Beautifully captured and sensitively crafted, ‘The Heart & The Sea’ features Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lindsey Hill, Alex Knost, Tom Wegener, Sage Joske, Brett Caller, Johnny Abegg, Kassia Meador, Clovis Donizetti, Belinda Baggs, Paul Joske, Ryan Burch, Chris Del Moro, Matt Chojnacki, Jared Mell, Dane Peterson, Harrison Roach & many others.

The song featured in this trailer is called ‘Happening For Us’ from Community Radio’s wonderful new album Serious Magic, which has just been released on Bandcamp & iTunes. You can find out more about Community Radio

Just a nice chilled movie to assist the transition back to work 🙂

Mick Fanning shows his skills with his backside tube surfing as he wins The Billabong Pro Tahiti 20112

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Happy Fathers Day

Enjoy this clip from Morning of the Earth, I love this style of surfing going with the flow instead of fighting against it.

Enjoy your Fathers Day surfer Dads, just got home from a morning session on my hull…only 5 others out + sunshine and a mellow mood, swapping boards and sharing the odd party wave:)

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Life is back on balance ,I had a surf this morning –

just waist high onshore fun waves..I took out my 9ft longboard and had some fun.

The never ending rain in Dorset didn’t dampen my spirits, I’m feeling refreshed and happy:)

Why is it that when I’m getting changed out of my wetsuit  the local elderly ladies enjoy stopping and chatting to me?

Most ask how cold the sea is? & What a joke Boscombe REEF is!

All very amusing and light hearted.

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Billabong RIO


Click on the above link for the BILLABONG RIO WEBCAST

If your’re at work watch this and mind surf, try to look productive to pass your time away till you can be reunited with the Ocean at the end of the day:)

Here it’s raining – it feels like everyday for the last month 😦

Please can I have some waves?

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Reef at Boscombe UK

Forget the artificial reef at Boscombe the £3 million + should have been spent on this!

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When your surfboard gets dinged get it repaired correctly 

in Bournemouth by Jeff The Ding Man

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Love this movie I used to own it on VHS..

Would love to own it on DVD!

Longboarding Is Not A Crime.