Thursday, 30 June 2016

Mat Magic

Ole Salty's

Once upon time, on a cold and frosty morning, two mat riders ventured out onto a uncharted Island in search of quality, down the line waves video below to see what they found

ole salty from adam williams on Vimeo.

Seal Rescue 

After a getting out, havepost surf  coffee & yak, back to the carpark where we were asked to render some assistance to a baby seal that was caught tangled with a fishing net, and with the recent large swells, washed into and tangled amongst the coastal bushes.

Neal Cameron Seal Whisperer from adam williams on Vimeo.

Mats & Spoons

The following day we took one of Neal Cameron's carbon spoons out for a ride, not enough swell or grunt , but still plenty of fun and laughs with just the two of us out riding waves.

Let There Be Light

mats & spoons from adam williams on Vimeo.

Mats of the Day

4GF Tracker RT & Omni

Edge Spoon's 

Carbon and Polyester, both from the same womb, difference in the rake and position of their fin.

Trailer Trash

from Neal Cameron

Vale Stubbie Paipo 

The Stubbie , pictured below without deckgrip, met its demise last week at Mat Cove, after catching a few waves prone, I started to ride a few on my knees.....well it finally split clean in my hands as I was taking off . After a intensive inspection from its owner ( who was crying quiet loudly and cursing my name) we both came to the same conclusion that using timber with a 'pretty knott ' in its grain, might en be a real great idea apart from the cosmetic value.


VALE STUBBIE from adam williams on Vimeo.

Mat Mechanics 

A Comprehensive Composition by Canvas Commando Dave Shaw 

Friday, 17 June 2016

Finding Fourth Gear & Beyond

Riding Surf Mats

 Surfing mats are fun.
 Surfing mats in a really good , down the line, reef or point break , is extremely FUN.
 Surfing mats and finding fourth gear is the true Nirvana that every mat rider strives for 

attaining high speed slides and drifts, figure 8 crossovers and flat out down the line speed is what true mat riding is all about , transforming the humble air mattress into a speeding bullet and the inner sanctum of fourth gear and beyond.

Paul Newman embracing Fourth Gear.

After a very busy year down here, a two week vacation to Hawaii, work and family commitments , I finally enjoyed some of the best mat waves for 2016 , and as usual at the world's premier mat wave, Gilligans Island. 

Going right is not the normal option, but it wasn't hard to split and share the peak with Paul....ZOOM.

Public Holiday Monday

with Paul Newman and Neal Cameron

Paul pictured below, just loves his Public Holidays

Finding Fourth Gear from adam williams on Vimeo.

Vision below from Paul's camera

Post Surf Breakfast at Norma's, great burgers and coffee.

Next Day Tuesday

Slightly smaller but still super fun....sharing with Neal Cameron

Early morning slides

Well it's Wednesday

It's smaller, but at least the car park is empty , bar those kneeboard riders.

The view from the lookout, only two out

Robbie Rennie

Neal Cameron

Time to surf a kneeboard, a Pete Berry 100% Moonshine

No Knee-Bahs Here from adam williams on Vimeo.

Fun Day Friday

No Knee-Bah's Here

Knee Surfing alternative knee craft, No sheep here !

myself with a Neal Cameron built carbon spoon

Old Kneeboarders just keep popping out of the woods!

Wally Walsh

No Knee Bah's Here Two from adam williams on Vimeo.

Bonzer Morning

Neal Cameron

Rob Rennie

Paul 'grub' Gleeson aka King Neptune and the Key Master to the gate of Gilligan's Island

Robbie Rennie
Unplugged at Bendy Shop.