A small ding on a lovely rusty occy .

Correctly rebuilt and glassed .

Caring surfboard repairs by jeff the ding man Bmth.

 Asked to repair the center section of a #hydrofoil for a

Moth (dinghy)


Skills with #carbonfiber, #carbonfibre 🙂


#mothdinghy, #hydrofoil

though “surfers” would do this with the hydrofoil 😉

DING MAN surfboard repairs in 

Bournemouth Dorset UK

Today was a day off mixed blessings, time to admit my old West wetsuit having survived four winters was fit for retirement.

But blessed with a new wetsuit 🙂

The knowledgeable staff at #sortedsurfshop know their wetsuits,  their wetsuit warehouse aptly named the #wetsuitcentre is where Jeff and his staff patiently helped me find the ideal winter wetsuit – be prepared to try on a few brands to find the ideal fit for your frame.

I now have a C-Skins Hot Wired 5×4 

I’ll add my review of this wetsuit later on in the season when the sea temperature fully drops out.



Directed by Craig Griffin, Uncharted Waters is a feature length documentary about legendary Australian surfer Wayne Lynch. It traces his upbringing in the seaside town of Lorne on Victoria’s south western coast and his turbulent experiences as a ‘conscientious objector’ on the run from conscription and the Vietnam War. Ultimately, it is about an extremely gifted individual with an intense connection to the Southern Ocean, whose approach to surfing has been a spiritual journey often putting him at odds with the surfing subculture and society in general.
Premiere tour from May to July 2013 in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Dates and locations coming soon at patagonia.com/surfblog.

Phyllis Dameron at Waimea

Paipo riding at Waimea from the 70s..

.interesting to notice the speed of a riding prone (bodyboard)  vs a surfboard,

have to say this lady shows no fear.