Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Road Trip



Its always fun to surf your local, nice and close, faces that you know , just like at home...but a occasionally Road trip can be called for and last Saturday was one of those times.




                                       Heading South 


Well after the usual pick up at my place , we headed down the coast as the predicted east swell and south winds would provide the right conditions for a nice right hand point break , we got a bit of a shock to see 4 other surfers in the water as we bumped down the rocky track to the carpark. After watching for about a minute and seeing these guys were riding prone and getting shacked, I was down there in a flash with Paul not far behind me, with both Neal and Phil opting to sit this one out. I was soon in the water and notice that they were all riding esky lids and as soon as they saw my mat he asked ' you must be SCUMM'  ! Yep I nodded and his reply was ' I knew Eric Bridges' ! It nearly brought a tear to my eye and a great way to start the morning , sharing a few stories , laughs and waves, whilst Neal and Phil watched from the rocks.











prone point from adam williams on Vimeo.



                                                                         


                                                                       Life's a Peach




its a peach from adam williams on Vimeo.


                                                TICKS 

Well never lay down in the grass while watching your mates surf, especially down here in tick country, they live on all the local marsupials & co and just love a piece of human flesh to suck on, so it was up to Doctor Paul Newman to perform tick removal surgery as viewed below . 





tick removal from adam williams on Vimeo.


I spoke to Neal Sunday morning, his eye had closed up completely and after some encouragement from myself, he called into the local hospitable to get some correct medical advice and medication, and by Monday the swelling had gone and he was back to as normal as he could be.



A few textures and cuttlefish from down at the beach at Meroo












Friday, 24 August 2018

Skippy



                    Saturday Morning on the South Coast




                                Kangaroo's , Dolphins and a Beautiful Sunrise












                                        Life's a Beach









48 Inches of FUN from adam williams on Vimeo.




Saturday, 18 August 2018

Give Us a Call When you want it Small


Well the small to near flat conditions continue, its been at least 3 weeks since we have had a consistent run of large swell, almost mid summer like, but a change is on the way so stay tune for a new update , till then......enjoy the ride!





SCUMM TV


I have started another social media page dedicated more to my photography and short film clips, featuring all forms of surfing & lifestyle, so here is a couple of clips to view.



scumm tv intro and film from adam williams on Vimeo.

Super small waves with Phil Harper sharing some nice little waves with Paul Newman. Mat vs Paipo , in small conditions both are fun to ride !





I initially paddled out for a few but then came in to film the boys, and was joined on the beach from John Adkins, a visiting mat rider from San Diego , who we ended up sharing a few waves later , out at Gilligans  with Neal Cameron.


Please Dont let me be understood from adam williams on Vimeo.






The following morning it was even smaller but I am always happy to take what is in front of me!


GIVE US A CALL WHEN YOU WANT IT SMALL from adam williams on Vimeo.


                            INFLATABLE DREAMS

Another fun morning at the cove, filmed entirely with my I Phone 7 ! I watched 3 mat riders out there, one was in spirit #ericwouldgo


SCUMM TV -Inflatable Dreams from adam williams on Vimeo.


                         DUCK FEET FLIPPERS

My flipper of choice for riding all craft, just had these older advertisement's given to me.





                                        LIFE'S A BEACH







                                        From the Past












Saturday, 11 August 2018

Aloha Eric ' da Bolt ' Bridges



Well its been 12 months to the day since Eric finally gave into his battle with melanoma cancer. I still think about him every time we go for a surf , especially if its down at ' Mat Cove' where we spread his ashes !



 
ALOHA ERIC from adam williams on Vimeo.


We were going to have a memorial lunch today with Eric's family , but its all being a bit to much for Faye , and it was decided to put it back for another time , when she was feeling better. Eric's daughter Julie has sent me this video that her husband Jason had put together from the paddle out and memorial lunch. I had actually forgotten being interviewed that day, so it was a surprised to see and hear the final edit that Jason had done , such a professional production and brought many tears to my eyes just viewing it , many thanks to Jason and his business Cole Studios for passing this link and pictures onto me.

Farewell Mat Man









Last year I turned 55 and Eric invited me down to Narooma , it was one of his favorite towns to visit and holiday and only a couple of hours drive south . He was on his last legs by then , but he wanted to share with me some of his surf breaks such as Dalmeny boat ramp and surrounding breaks, as well as Mystery Bay , so he had Luke drives us around before heading back to Narooma for some pizza, which he bought for me as a final birthday present. There was a husband and wife band playing and we sat there in the sun eating and watching, shared plenty of tears and said our goodbyes, before heading back to Dalmeny to lay down next to the river mouth and listen to the Ocean.
Two weeks , Monday afternoon after work, I drove up to Berry to tucked him into his bed at palliative care, and said my final goodbye....he passed away on the Friday, just short of his 64th birthday.




55 from adam williams on Vimeo.


Save me a spot in the line up old mate!!




























                                                        FAREWELL MAT MAN


action man from adam williams on Vimeo.