Friday, 5 October 2018


                      October Long Weekend 2018

Sometimes things just fall into place  , and this past long weekend just happen to be one of them ! It started the previous Monday when I walked into the office and asked the boss for Thursday off so that I could combine it with my RDO and the Long Weekend , giving myself 5 days off ! Thursday morning provided the goods as predicted, 2m of ESE swell and offshore winds all day , so hitting the carpark early, there was already a handful of surfers out, which is not too bad considering it was the middle of school holidays. I actually took the time to have a good look instead of just a peep and then racing off , so he is what I saw first thing...

I decided to take one of  my Lotus SS surf mats out,  its my favorite mat to surf in larger , down the line waves. It is slightly narrower , which I prefer , and more responsive on the fly , so with a lower tide and incoming , I paddled out to see just a few different faces, fathers and sons and none of the usual local crowd, but it was only 5.45 in the morning and most of the local crew were still enjoying their boiled eggs with finger toast, washed down with a nice cup of tea.

KNOCK ON WOOD from adam williams on Vimeo.

Anyways I was out the back and straight into sets in no time, flying with the most ultimate speed on very long, loopy walls , with most of my fellow surfers wondering who is the weirdo , riding a inflatable raft , till Dean paddled up to me and introduced himself. I have admired Dean's photography work for years, followed him on social media and we have mutual friends , but have never actually met or surf together, so I was stoked and he mentioned he had his mat back on the beach , so we planned to hook up with Neal later for a lunchtime marathon on mats.

                                                That LOOK of STOKE & FROTH

                                                              BUTTER FINGERS

Some more on Dean's work....... , Cloudface Photography

                                              ROUND 2

After a feed and caffeine injection with Neal, we paddled out for round two and this time I took out my Standard SS, my old faithful , all round favorite mat. Longer , wider and more volume , its a toss up between it and the Omni as a all round utility mat, big or small, slop or offshore , its been a crowd favorite for a while. I bumped into Dean straight off after paddling out, he was not hard to find as the Warp mat that he was riding is a fairly bright ' burnt orange ' colour and he had a smile from ear to ear. He was totally frothing and riding his mat well, considering he has only ridden one a dozen times, he was flying and doing crossovers with ease, but being a true all round waterman , its not hard to understand why he took to riding mats so well.

View the video below to check out the froth meter hit extreme 

BEST WAVE OF MY LIFE from adam williams on Vimeo.

                                        The Next Day 

Well I was truly tired from the previous days sessions , with close to a combine 6 hour session on mats , my calf's were killing me , like most other body parts , so I was in no mood for a 15 minute paddle out, so going right and riding my knees was a good option. Our favorite Cove provided the goods as usual, only small but empty with a nice sucky bowl section to hoot thru , I was in kneelo pig heaven for over a hour before one other surfer  paddled out and by then my energy was already tapped and my body was crying out for a recharge of food and coffee.

SOFT TOYS R US 2 from adam williams on Vimeo.

It was a fantastic 2 days of waves, plenty of hoots , fun and froth to go around...enjoy!

                    Follow me to the Path of Enlightenment , and see what I saw!

Path to Elightenment from adam williams on Vimeo.

                           Well the Zoo had to start, it is SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

BOLLYWOOD ZOO1 from adam williams on Vimeo.

Friday, 21 September 2018

#ERICWOULDGO Memorial Mat Meet


SCUMM Aimgo  Phil ' Tea Bag ' Harper has kindly posted this video he filmed and edited!

This was our 1st mat meet with just Paul Newman and myself as entrants !

View from the Beach

and my view from the water

DISCO INFERNO from adam williams on Vimeo.

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.


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


                    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!


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