Saturday, 22 October 2016


Small Wave Conditions continue...
dribble below

The next day it was marginally bigger

and clean

and empty

and then Dan and Victa arrived

Victa the perfect Surfing Companion from adam williams on Vimeo.

Well, this is a first form me, never seen a sheep down here on the beach

SHELLYS from adam williams on Vimeo.

Some small, solo , fish vision above and from the beach below

Mick Mackie Designs 

check out his website

My site is a visual depiction of what I do and is simple in its layout and style.
I have been developing my fish designs over the past 18 years or so, out of a deep personal feeling for this beautiful shape. The fish can be blended into many variations, which I am still customizing for each personal order, by hand.
There have been a few people I have had as major influences while developing this shape. The first is Steve Lis who without we would have not had this great outline. Many thanks to him for his intuition in first developing the fish. Skip Frye was integral in the fish resurgence as he shaped a couple for Derek Hynd in the early nineties shown in Andrew Kidman’s film Litmus. This set forth the revival of the fish and many other ideas and ideals within surfing culture.
The snowsurf genius of Dimitrije Milovich was very influential for me in as far as the sidecut I use throughout the tail section of my fish. The further influence of snowsurfing came through in some of my flextail designs of which George Greenough also greatly influenced.
I would not be where I am at today without first acknowledging these four major designers. Many thanks for their visions
My fish today are a mix of traditional and modern concepts from outline to profiles to fin choice.
Construction wise I personally ride EPS/epoxy though I still do polyurethane construction if this is your preference.
EPS/epoxy fish come as a basic clear fish with either a 1/8 or a 1/4 cedar stringer. This provides a clean simple look to my boards.
Clear or coloured are available in my PU range tints or pigments the choice is yours.
As for fin set ups I do either set wood twin keels or the Futures plug system in either 4 fin or the now popular 5 fin set up, which allows for either a quad or tri fin board.
Thankyou for taking the time to check out my site.
Michael Mackie

Dan pictured below riding his green machine

Mick pictured below with my side cut kneeboard fish


Mick also built my Bonzer kneeboard

Glide X Mackie Designs At The Heavens from Glide Surf Co on Vimeo.


Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Small Wave Fun 

Its that time again , School Holiday Time, so trying to survive those 2 weeks with all those frothing groms and parents in the lineup can be a effort, but with the ocean not playing ball, you can still sneak in a empty session if your timing is right , as I found out just recently.

Schwindy from adam williams on Vimeo.

The Key Master of Gilligans Island

Paul Gleeson AKA King Neptune 

Two days in a row I was able to walk up to the lookout mid morning , only to see the last few kids paddling back in, leaving the line up empty and having myself getting change , down the steps and in the water in record time. The wind even swung offshore one session but that soon attracted the attention of like minded surfers, but still not really a crowd.

FISH TALES from adam williams on Vimeo.


I bumped into this guy on the walk back , and I had a look at his quad fish that he made himself.

foot fish from adam williams on Vimeo.


Fun on the Reef

SHELLY'S from adam williams on Vimeo.

Small but fun on a Saturday morning with Paul Newman

home of mine from adam williams on Vimeo.

Fresh Fish by Neil Luke


Vision from last Friday Morning

pipe1 from adam williams on Vimeo.

                 In Memory of Bernard  'Midget' Farrelly 

The day the news broke that Midget had passed away , I had a message from Mick Mackie saying that the fish he made me is now extra special, as the blank he used was one of Midgets and I should take extra care with that board.....its now one of my favorite boards.


                                        Ocean Blue by Ekim Lane 

                               Colour in my Backyard