Sunday, 7 June 2015



Afternoon in the Sun

Its been awhile since I have surfed really good Pipe , when its horseshoeing across the reef giving you those proper backdoor barrels with length of ride! I scored one of those afternoons recently with a small  friendly young crew , no bad vibes and only a couple of pro bodyboarders who were leaving the water as I entered ( would kill for the camera setup their photographer had on the beach, 600mm lenses with all the fruit) I only went out and caught 8 waves which were all barrels and then decided to grab my handplane with camera attached and record some of the action .
Life is good on the South Coast.


Shelly’s Beach


Drifto Kneemo Fun


summercloud from adam williams on Vimeo.

Ocean Rhythms & Natural Flow

A Steve Core Film

I recently purchased these 2 DVD’s from
I am stoked with the purchase and can highly recommend these to all my surfer friends…read below for more info.


The Ocean Rhythms DVD is now available direct from the maker at a new reduced price for the Summer of 2015.
A real collector's item and a must for anyone interested in the breakthrough Australian surfing of the early seventies with feature segments on surf stars like Michael Peterson, Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew, Peter Townend, Terry Richardson and Narrabeen's Colin Smith.
Ocean Rhythms DVD is $35.00 AUDs - which includes postage and handling to anywhere in Australia via Australia Post. Purchase now from our own on-line store  .
Overseas to International destinations from Australia - is an additional $10.00 AUDs in postage. International Shipping is via Air Mail with Australia Post.
There are also 2 different convenient ways to pay. Payment can be made on-line through Pay Pal or by Credit Card or PayPal. Or by sending a cheque or money order payable to: Steve Core, PO Box 888, Caringbah, NSW, 1495, Australia.
Please drop us an e-mail to: if you require any further details and information.
*You can request a signed DVD copy at no extra cost
Ocean Rhythms Poster

Also available, a collector's edition of the original '75 'Ocean Rhythms' poster. This is a digital copy of the original 'Sydney Opera House' screening  poster. The full colour print is 62cms high x 42cms wide.
Mailed rolled in a tube via Australia Post to anywhere in Australia - can be signed at no additional cost if you require. To purchase it now please visit our own on line store .

Above: Original poster from
historic screening at the
Opera House.
Size: 62cms x 42cms.


Original review of ‘Ocean Rhythms’ from Tracks Magazine – NOV '75
Steve gets it all Flowing…
Ocean Rhythms is not only a current up-to-date look at hot radical surfing – it is a refreshingly entertaining surf movie: something very different from the stereotyped overseas formula for a surf flick. Certainly it is not as slick; without the mandatory Pipeline water footage and other effects which we have been accustomed to from the Hollywood surf footage: Hawaii.
It largely owes its popularity to the fact that it is about Australian surfers surfing their own waves and ripping them to bits. You can’t help but get the feeling that was expounded years ago; that we’re tops now. For once a surf-film maker has given an audience what they have been wanting; an honest in-depth surfer’s movie featuring Australia’s best surfers on their favorite home breaks.

Ocean Rhythms frame blow-ups
of PT surfing the NSW
South Coast - made up this

G&S ad from 1975

Definitely value this one, as there is a variety of surfers and great surf breaks, filmed from unreal positions, as well as photographically stimulating approaches to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. There is some Bells footage in there, an unreal reef sequence with PT, Rabbit (the bunny in the burrow) and Ian Cairns where the film’s maker, Steve Core, was able to get a look straight down the length of the tube that is pretty full on.
Terry Richardson at his home break blowing people out with his cutbacks into the tube as well as some Bali material of a short trip. Rabbit rips up Duranbah, Burleigh and Kirra and carves great hunks at UluWatu, often sliding into deep caverns and attempting radical moves which he pulls off frequently.
Michael Peterson comes on in the second half riding some outrageous tubes at Kirra and Burleigh which he carves up casually with a fierce radical aggressiveness that completely puts his true ability in clear perspective. Knee-boarder Peter Crawford individual surfing style and ability on his circus machine at Dee Why and the incredible backside moves of Col Smith complete a well balanced overall picture of Australian surfers.
The Coke Contest section is a great statement of the radical surfing of the times with everyone ripping, slicing, shredding, powering and generally going for it something fierce.
Martin Tullemans
Tracks Magazine - NOV '75.

In Natural Flow - DVD
During 2014, Steve Core's 1971 Australian classic surfing film In Natural Flow was masterfully restored from 16mm film by Surf Film historian, archivist and restoration specialist Warren Delbridge.
On Friday Jan 2nd, 2015, In Natural Flow was screened for the first time to the public in more than 30+ years at Surf World at Currumbin on the Gold Coast.

Surf World Jan 2nd, 2015: From LtoR. Surfing journalist Tim Baker, Surf film historian and restoration specialist,
Warren Delbridge,'76 ASP World Champion, Peter Townend, In Natural Flow film-maker, Steve Core
The night turned out to be biggest single event night the Museum has ever had. The 'Full House' sign went up and people were turned away at the door. The MC and host for the evening was surfing journalist Tim Baker, on stage for a talk-fest after the screening were two Gold Coast ex-ASP World Champions; '76 ASP World Champion Peter 'PT' Townend and '78 World Champion Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew.
Byron Bay-based retired surf film-maker Dick Hoole, brought along Michael Peterson's mother; Joan, on the night to represent her late son, Australian surfing super legend, MP. We had a vacant chair on the stage as a mark of respect for MP.
The night was a virtual who's who of surfing. Also present on the night was ASP tour veteran and '80s surfing legend, Cheyne Horan. Iconic Qld pioneer surfboard builder Joe Larkin, and a band of some of surfing's biggest names in Richard Harvey, Wayne Dean, Andrew McKinnon [who has a few waves in the film]. Hot Stuff Surfboards founders Paul Hallis and Gill Glover. Geoff Darby from Darby Surfboards. Ex-Cronulla surfer and now leading Gold Coast surfboard shaper, Matt Hurworth was also there on the night.
In Natural Flow captures the early '70s Queensland point breaks in their classic 'long gone' glory days. With young guns Michael Peterson and Peter Townend tearing apart the almost uncrowded pristine waves.
The old guard are represented by another ex-World Champion, Nat Young tearing up some vintage overhead Lennox Head point waves. Cameo super smooth appearances from former Australian Champions; the late Keith Paull and Peter Drouyn.
Now for 2015, In Natural Flow has now been digitally re-mastered and is available on DVD. If your local surf shop doesn't stock it - you can safely purchase Steve's DVDs on-line.
Along with Ocean Rhythms - In Natural Flow can now be purchased from our own secure on-line store.

Drop Bears

Important Information for those visiting us here in Australia


Drop bears target tourists, study says

  • APRIL 01, 2013

Drop bears are less likely to attack people with Australian accents, according to experts at the University of Tasmania


DROP BEARS TARGET PEOPLE with foreign accents more often than those who are Australian-born, according to new research.
The study, conducted in a drop-bear hot-spot in New South Wales, aimed to gather data around the behaviour and ecology of the elusive species.
There has been relatively little scientific research into the drop bear (Thylarctos plummetus), which the Australian Museum describes as a "large, arboreal, predatory marsupial related to the koala." Populations are thought mainly to exist in forested coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, stretching from the Cape York Peninsula to Tasmania.

Tracking drop bear behaviour

Dr Volker Janssen, a research associate at the University of Tasmania, led a research team into Morton National Park, 120km south-west of Sydney, in search of drop bears.
Given that ordinary GPS tracking is difficult to apply to tree-dwelling animals, Volker came up with a new approach to study the animal’s behaviour. “It involves tracking the prey, rather than the predator. The location and timing of attacks is then used to map the animal population,” he says.
Members of the research team were tracked using GPS devices, and dispersed in the study area. The findings, published in the journal Australian Geographer, have revealed that six drop bears inhabit the study area.
"Drop bears are known to be very territorial," says Volker. "They do not stray far from a relatively small number of trees in close proximity that are used as hunting ground."

Australians less likely to suffer attacks from drop bears

In a second study sample, a number of Australian-born research assistants were monitored and their data compared to that of assistants of international descent. Statistically, the results suggest that people born in Australia are significantly less likely to be attacked by drop bears.

“The analysis has provided valuable insights into the animal’s hunting behaviour,” Volker said. “It has been confirmed that foreigners are much more likely to be dropped on than Australians.”
Volker attributes this selective behaviour to a number of factors, the most significant of which relates to Australian people’s taste for Vegemite.
“By-products of the interaction between chemicals found in Vegemite and those found in human sweat repel drop bears,” Volker says. “Most Australians eat Vegemite at least once a day, so they permanently exude these chemicals through their skin and are thus protected.”
Drop bears are also thought to be able to discern Australian accents, and seem to be less likely to attack people who have them.

How to avoid drop bears

“While drop bears are now not as common as they used to be, there have been many sightings of them over the years, mainly by bushwalkers hiking off the beaten track,” Volker says.
According to previous studies, drop bears hunt by ambushing ground-dwelling animals from above. Once prey is within striking range, he says, the drop bear will plummet several metres out of the tree, skilfully latching onto the neck of its victim.
“Drop bears do not specifically target human beings, but there have been several cases where bushwalkers have fallen victim to drop bear attacks, resulting in serious lacerations and even death.”
Volker suggests several methods bushwalkers can adopt to defend against potential drop bear attacks. These include wearing forks in the hair or spreading Vegemite behind the ears or under the armpits.
Further study may raise awareness for the species, which is believed to be in decline.
"The drop bear is a peculiar and uniquely Australian animal," says Volker. "A better understanding of behaviour and ecology will allow us to ensure that a sustainable population is maintained by enhancing conservation efforts."
Find more information about the habits and ecology of drop bears, as well as a distribution map here on the site of the Australian Museum.
Volker says he hopes his journal article is a useful discussion of GPS/GNSS techniques in ecology, and also an example for students of how to put together a research paper.

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