Sunday, 30 October 2016


Fascination Bay

Inside Jervis Bay there is some great ' novelty ' breaks, it just needs a massive east coast low to form off the coast and push thru the heads, and this fun setup will start breaking.
Pity about the crowds , but there is always a few loose ones that you can snag for yourself, others you might have to 'share ' , either way its a great setup in a beautiful location.
Where's Fascination Bay? well its not its correct name, but if you pick up a copy of Steve Cores classic surf film , made in 1975 ....' Ocean Rhythms '...there is a few clues there.
When I first pulled up in the carpark, I saw a couple of fellow knee men out, snapped a few pics and saw one loose his board across the reef , so I thought I might as well take his place in the line up and join in the mayhem with the rest of the crew pictured below.

Vision from my Go Pro

FASCINATIONBAY from adam williams on Vimeo.

My old mate Rob Slater was hiding amongst the bushes taking a few pics of myself and the ensuring chaos and drop ins!

clean one to myself

then drop ins

more drop ins

conditions was so clean and perfect

the right had the occasional wave pushing through as well.

Fun on my knees

Side Cut Fish and Surf Vehicle

The Day Before

Surfing the Outer Bombie 
Not so crowded waves, and caught up with local Errol Bay kneelo Bainey.

MONDAY MEMES from adam williams on Vimeo.

Sailors had a few fun ones coming thru, kept the local spectators occupied and entertained.

Port Jackson shark shell

On the back track

Only to be skunked as the swell was still too big on the open ocean reefs, pictured below.

After surfing in the morning, I did a bit of beach combing along the reef.

shark net beach Huskisson from adam williams on Vimeo.

Cuttlefish Galore

Pippies to be found on the sand flats


After two solid days of surfing , I was pretty fried from the sun & surf, so enjoyed a nice relaxing fun surf with just two others...

FRIED FISH from adam williams on Vimeo.


Entering the Inflatable Zone with fellow SCUMM 
Paul Newman & Phil Harper

3 different mats

with some vision from my Go Pro camera

adventures from the inflatable zone from adam williams on Vimeo.

We were joined for a post surf coffee .

The Table of Knowledge
Normas Cafe

The Gate Keeper of Gilligans Island
Paul Gleeson

Sea Sponge

Sponge Bob Square Pants

Blue Bottles are appearing again n the beaches

Shell Party

Vision from the morning from Paul Newman

Aquaman... from Bulkheads Stuff on Vimeo.

and from Phil Harper

Have a Nice Day!!

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.