Tuesday, August 31, 2010

this and that

can not wait, sg*

powerstation peelers

waiting for another, sg*

Monday, August 30, 2010

#3 done

paulownia handplane prototype #3, sg*

other side of the world

you should watch the 'stoked and broke' movie trailer at korduroy tv, awesome, sg*

flatness crapness

finished handplane #3, 3 days off and no waves, stink, sg* pic is johnny d on film

Thursday, August 26, 2010


extras, sg*

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

handplane #2

paulownia, sg* 20year old film


i live near here, nice eh, sg*

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


agave, sg* 20year old film kodak ektar 125

handplane #2

>>>> images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/36305943@N02/sets/72157624590704807/
inspired by cyrus sutton, sg* shot on 20year old film expired 1990 kodak

your wish

is my command oh great gogo, my cyrus sutton inspired paulownia handplane #2, hydro hull/single concave bottom, deck roll with 1/4'' square rails, all that is left to do is pad up the handle and go to the bay, YEW, sg*

Monday, August 23, 2010

open minds

so cool to talk to people with an open approach to wave riding, here is johnny uff ripping on his kneeboard at the bay, top 5, 1: finishing handplane #2, 2: shooting a roll of 20 year old film, 3: getting pics published in a real book, 4: surfing with niggel, 5: working with mr.H, YEW !, sg*

Sunday, August 22, 2010


weekends nearly over, no waves, oh well, sg*

Friday, August 20, 2010

bush pig surfboards

stoked with my bush pig t'shirt, the wooden bush pig by mike connor looks amazing, well done mate, he is at http://www.michealconnorwoodwork.com.au/ sg*

hull sesh 2009

old slide, hull sesh 2009, a rescan sg*

Thursday, August 19, 2010

i'm not fussy

even a sloppy double up would be sweet right now, sg*

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

there is only one

get your custom here, surfline surfboards NZ, sg*

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


tikipunga indicator, NZ, sg*


got some pics in a book, stoked, sg*

Monday, August 16, 2010

what a dick

went to the bay, fun log and mat sesh with the crooked niggel, took my camera gear, no film, what a dickhead, sg* good to see hamish and the usual suspects

Sunday, August 15, 2010

my checker past

film, fin and finbox, sg*


roughed out handplane #3, still have to do concave and fine sanding, sg* try for a bay wave in the am

Friday, August 13, 2010

weekend project

getting this handplane finished, sg*

cyrus sutton inspired

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paulownia handplanes, congrats to kordy tv, top blog and big inspiration, sg* ps go here >>>> http://tijuanpanthers.bandcamp.com/album/max-baker for some sounds, i like alot

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

naki headland

must surf the bar one day, sg*

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

take me away

to a handplane place, sg*

Monday, August 9, 2010

the bay

film, sg*

wood(an) boards day

cut down a very big palm tree, lots of timber in it, potential surfboard, had a wave on the handplane and my log, first log for a few months, fell in love with my electraglide all over again, top 5, 1: nearly finished shaping handplane prototype #2, 2: logging at the bay, 3: handplane rides at the bay, 4: racecourse images on expired film, 5: hanging with niggel, sg* ps the RFC pivot 10.5 fin is rad

Saturday, August 7, 2010

i will miss it

so you should go !, The Wooden Boards Day at the alley currumbin gold coast AU southern hemisphere, see grant 'bigfish' newby and the best collection of wooden boards by all sorts of cats, yes i said cats !, sg*

sacred place

a local, sg*

Friday, August 6, 2010

15 seconds

15 sec, hand held, 100mm macro, old slide film, finishing planes at the factory, it is blurry but i like the colours, sg*

Thursday, August 5, 2010


cabbage tree gun, in AU, sg* (at home)

at home

have fun rog, i will look after your local, sg*

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

AU it's the wooden boards day this sunday

The Alley Fish Fry and Wooden Boards Day events organiser Grant 'Big Fish' Newby in the wake of this Sunday's Second Annual Wooden Boards Day has found some time for a 10 question Q and A, Grant is a great guy who loves surfing and has been a huge help to Roger with many surf related projects, So here goes !, Micro*
1: What was the first board you ever shaped ? and was it for you and someone else to ride ? My first board I shaped was actually a hollow wooden board along the lines of a Paul Jensen method, Plywood frame and top and bottom skins with laminated cork rails and hand foiled ply fins, Yes a 7ft 6" fish.
2: What method of construction did you use ? materiels ? As above.
3: Do you have a shape/model of surfboard that is a favourite ? I love fishes, But at Christmas I shaped a 10ft x 24" x 3-1/2" Old school log based on the Pig shape with the wide point behind centre, The 'Alley Slider' It has a more modern bottom than a Traditional Pig as it has a long concave rather than a rolled bottom, The thing is so much fun to ride with a 10-1/2" Hatchet fin. 4: What type of surfing equipment do you enjoy riding ? I love swapping boards with guys and trying all sorts of shapes, I love getting to feel out a board and find the sweet spot what makes it work and where it will go.
5: Where do you go surfing mostly ? I'm lucky living here on the Gold Coast that we have a great selection of waves and sandy points, Anywhere between the Gold Coast to Byron Bay/Broken Head.
6: What is your current surfboard building project ? and any future plans ? I have just finished building a hollow wooden version of the Alley Slider all in Paulownia, Also a 5ft 10" x 22" hollow wooden fish for the Wooden Board Day.
7:What made you decide to organise 'the Alley Fish Fry' ? Well the idea is not mine, I went to the States and went to a Fish Fry at Oceanside Beach California and saw what they were doing and decided it was different and a good idea, So I asked the guys behind it what if I was to organise one down here in Oz, They were fine with it and So I set up a blog to spread the word and it all came together and has grown from strength to strength, It is a simple format and people seem to like that as they can make of it what the want, Which is rear in the surf industry, There is a growing undercurrent of people who don't want to follow and want to enjoy their time surfing the way they want on whatever takes their fancy on any given day.
8: Why did you start 'the wooden boards day' ? I have always enjoyed wood and surfing and after deciding to build a number of wooden boards myself, I soon came to the realisation that there already were a lot of guys out there having a go, But the process of building wooden boards has many challenges and throws up many questions, There aren't too many places to get answers, Yes there are a few forums , but that's not as good as gathering in the park and having a chat and going for a surf on different boards and seeing first hand what other guys are doing, So why not get together, just like the Fish Fry, The first one last year was quite an eye opener to most guys as I don't think that people realised that there were so many others out there having a go, 700 odd people through the park and some 150 odd wooden boards on display.
9: How is the build up for this years event going ? Well all I can say is that judging by my blog there is a growing interest in wooden boards world wide, In 12 months I have had some 78,000 visits and 180,000 pages viewed, Up to 5,500 visits a month from all over the globe, I'm sure that there will be a good roll up and some pretty special boards.
10: Why everyone should try to ride or build a wooden surfboard ? I have said this many times now and believe it to be quite true, Building a wooden board is a great way to learn more about yourself than anything, As it is very challenging and some times taxing, It is a journey that makes you ask and find answers to way more questions that you ever thought possible, All good though, That first wave you paddle into and that first time you get to your feet you will never forget, It's a great feeling after the long hours and how much of you that has gone into it, A very full filling experience for sure, Do it !

Monday, August 2, 2010


by the bbs crew, sg*


>>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/36305943@N02/ at <, sg*

go see this man

at the wooden boards day this sunday, the alley, currumbin, gold coast, AU, bring your woodie, sg* ps read my Q and A with grant 'bigfish' newby at http://fishnlog.blogspot.com/

Sunday, August 1, 2010

gone burger

the weekend is gone and waves never came, **** it all, sg*