Saturday, 25 January 2020

Surfoplane Bonanza

Society of Surfoplane Sliders

I scored another Surfoplane the other day, just spotted it for sale on social media and was able to score this beautiful orange replicate from the 80's , unfortunately I missed out on the other 2 mats that would have been a nice addition to my collection pictured below!

Saturday Morning Surfoplane Bonanza with SCUMM

Well it's a no brainer that if  ' I score a new toy I am going to ride it ' so when Paul arrived at my place at 5.30 am I suggested a road trip down south and making it a retro Surfoplane day as well. A phone call to both Phil & Neal ( couldn't wake Neal ) with Phil also keen to tag along and bring his surfoplane as well

So when we pulled up and saw only one person out it was hoots all round! We were so loud another mat rider ( Simon from Canberra) popped out of his car and came out to join us as well! We met Simon last weekend with his Slippery Seal Surf Mat so its great to have another mat rider to join us in the mayhem and funny enough the one guy who was out came in, so 4 mat riders in the lineup sharing & laughing over 2 hours before another crew finally came down, so off to the local Cafe for a feed and coffee for a post surf brief and jive talk before heading home and a rest!

                                                     SCUMM SURFOPLANE RIDERS

                                                             WAKA SURFOPLANE

Battle wounds from riding all the way and not pulling out but letting go....Butter Fingers Phil

All packed and ready to roll home


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Beach Safety 

Thank You Bridgett !!

$500,000 will go towards renovations to our clubhouse with upgrades to the ladies toilets and the chicken pen !!!!

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Living in the 70's

RUBBER Rusty Miller

Feel the surface texture with your body....low water view...four foot wave is twice overhead...fistful of canvas steers you around...very free release...controlled side slips...a gas in sloppy surf...bumper cars with friends...sounds like I make them.....nope....just rediscovered the thrill....sensation of rubber experience...fins needed for 'sized waves' ....In these times, when so many mats are like stepping into bumper cars consciousness with your friends...takes the serious of the upside down smile of the Narbin jammer ....4 foot slop a ball with several mats....wetsuits with a good contact material and chafe free scene...your low and in the water alot....Cork off the top of a 3 times over your header...immediate release and slip down the face...stiff arm the right side and she grabs...sliding parallel in the low curve...the track so different than a board...pick up juice...stick a fin climbing the wall and you are so released, ya just feel the texture of the water through a moving flowing mold of air under canvas...soft brother..Grab a 3ft. NE windchop piece and it will fling you loose.

January 1972 Tracks Issue 16 pg 30
Bitsa page Mats

October 1971 Tracks Issue 13 pg 11

Breakway Issue 34 September 1976 page 25

Issue 8 Breakway July 1974

Tracks Issue 35 August 1973 page 32 Advertisement Rip Curl

Tracks Issue 26 December 1972 page 36

Tracks Issue 35 August 1973 page 2 Advertisement Oniell

Tracks Issue 59 August 1975 page 22 Advertisement Hoffman Surf Mat

Tracks Issue 51 December 1974 page 31 Advertisement Rip Curl Page 39
Tracks Issue 54 March 1975 page 32 Advertisement Oneill

Tracks Issue 53 February 1975 page 31 Advertisement Free n Easy

Tracks Issue 62 November 1975 page 16 Advertisement Merrin Surfmats

Tracks Issue 48 September 1974 page 2 Advertisement Hodgeman Mats

Tracks Issue 60 September 1975 page 40 Advertisement Oneill

Tracks Issue 61 October 1975 page 2 Advertisement Oneill Page 37 Advertisement Hoffman May

Tracks Issue 74 November 1976 page 48 Advertisement Oneill

Page 36 Advertisement Palma Mats

Tracks Issue 40 Advertisement Hodgeman Surfmat

January 1974

Tracks Issue 73 October 1976 page 2 Advertisement Rip Curl Page 37

Tracks Issue 87 December 1977 Page 40 Advertisement Oneill

Tracks Issue 77 February 1977 pages 2-3 Letters Mats

Pages 38-40 A Survey by George Greenough

Tracks Issue 76 January 1977 page 29 Surfboard Materials advertisement

Tracks Issue 78 March 1977 page 2 Letters Mats

Tracks Issue 91 April 1978 Page 14 Channel Guts McMurphy

Rollerboarding craze hits the streets of Tamarama 1964

' Keep a firm grip on your Surfo '