Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Magical Land of Oz

Andrea was lucky enough to spend 31 days in Byron Bay, near the most Easterly Point of Australia. They were just going into springtime, so the wind was fairly cold and strong, but there were still a few days of solid swell. Broken Head was junky but fun, head high a few days. Lennox was good twice, once was a good session, once she wound up with stitches. That's Lennox for you, everyone has their Lennox story. The other spots on the surf tour- Cozy Corners, Tallows, Dolphins, The Pass, Clark's and South Wall. There is no denying that Byron Main Beach was positively off the hook one day, the locals say it only gets like that 3 days a year. Long rides, just overhead, offshore,barrelling, not too crowded, super consistant. If it was like that all the time, Andrea may never have left, but alas work calls and now she's back.

There were other fun activities to do like feed kangaroos, hike to the lighthouse, witness the start of the Transparentsea Voyage, and visit Crystal Castle. Byron is big on yoga and meditation, the best yoga class was above the Surf Club at Main Beach. Mel is an awesome yogi, there were usually only 2 students, and the sea breeze and view was amazing.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Future of Surfing

Join JP Holeman at the 3rd Annual "Future of Surfing" event held by Oct 17, 2009 from 11-3 at Fletcher Cove. The event is designed to intorduce surfers to eco-minded shapers and provide a venue to recycle surfboards. has been working on recycling old surfboards into concrete to use in building materials. Support their awesome working by bringing and old board to event, trading it in for a blank, and geting JP to shape you a new eco-board. Learn more.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


On the first day of Spring, October 1st in Australia, surfer Dave Rastovich and fellow whale-loving activists left for a month long journey to raise awareness about the plight of whales and Astralia's beaches. They took to the sea from Byron's main beach and are headed to Sydney, they should land November 5th. They are following the migrating humpback whales, stopping at beaches along the way to clean up trash, monitor rivers, and of course, surf. I was there to see them off and cheer them on. This is walking the talk, way to go!