Its been awhile since I have jumped back onto a standard kneeboard with 3 fins , and with the last 2 weeks of non stop swell and offshore winds , it has given me the opportunity to ‘mix & match’ my surf toys between the feel of frictionless slide and the speed that a surf mat can give , compared to the power of driving the board with my knees and feet, letting the board pivot off the rear fins. Each has a different feel, but both have the same end result….fun.
I even broke out my hand plane for a session ,with nothing to float me bar the buoyancy of my own body and a good pair of duck feet flippers to kick into the small waves.
Driving a board with your feet and flippers
Compared to the feel of Slide, using your legs and flippers as rudders
Drive with a kneeboard
kewl kneel boarding from adam williams on Vimeo.
Slide with a surfmat
surfmat fun from adam williams on Vimeo.
What a cracker of a sunrise we had the other morning, in fact every morning has been gold….with the cool brisk offshore winds that our winter has brought , the early morning sky's have been so clean and colorful.
A few photos below of one particular cracking morning, offshore winds and plenty of swell
Vision from my helmet camera , riding my trusty 5 ‘10” Drift kneeboard
cherry pop from adam williams on Vimeo.
Driving the board with your feet and flippers
and down the beach
The next day
The swell had dropped slightly, but there was still enough swell to share some waves with good friend Paul ‘Oily’ Newman…and a few dolphins as well.
Paul shot some video from the front of his board
bECauSe wE CaN ! from Bulkheads Stuff on Vimeo.
Go Pro ‘Selfie’ Mode
Well I don't eat peanut butter sandwiches every day for lunch , so like food its fun to have a bit variety , mixing the slide with some drive!
SCUMM stickers are now available.
Many Thanks to Brenden Dunn @ Graphicus Printing