Thursday, 25 December 2008

Ben Player Can Bodyboard..

Reallllllllllllllllly well...
With just a week to go until the premiere tour kicks off The Waldron brothers have released the full length teaser for The Ben Player Project. If this doesn't get you amped to get along to one of the premieres there's something wrong with you!

THE BEN PLAYER PROJECT from Waldron Bros Production on Vimeo.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Crazy times at Bodyboardshop

It's been a crazy week at Eppo's with new stock arriving just as fast as it's walking out the door under our happy customer's arms! We've been so busy we haven't even had time to tell our loyal blog readers about it! So here's a run down of some of the new stock that's busted it's way through the doors recently.
Also the new summer range from Grand Flavour & Iamnone are set to arrive any day now.

Agent 18 roars into Eppo's from the future!

The wait to see if genius Bryce Thurston could follow up his stellar debut Agent 18 range is over! Agent 18 Summer has arrived here at! There's long & short sleeve suits available in an array of fresh new colours including red, sky blue, silver, pixel & tiger....Yeah that's right a pixel suit straight from the future & a tiger suit straight from the jungle! The designs, Materials & workmanship are of the highest quality and include features like 100% Space ultraflex neoprene (told you they were from the future), Impact welded seam joins and a new waterproof zipper system. These suits are so sweet you'd be silly not to cover yourself in one this summer! Be quick because there moving super a tiger some might say!

Ben Player Project

The Waldron Brothers & Murray Bell are finally ready to unleash The Ben Player Project upon the nation with a wide ranging premiere tour kicking off on the Sunshine Coast on January 2 and finishing up in Perth on January 17. Tickets are $30 which includes the DVD + personally signed poster by Ben himself and are only available from oztix outlets. The premieres will be the only place to get your hands on the DVD (it will not be released in stores) so make sure you get your tickets fast. For more info go to & follow the link to your location to purchase tickets.

Friday, 12 December 2008


IAMNONE Present:

THRASH is the new bench mark in Bodyboarding DVD production.
from the maker of highly acclaimed: video, no friends 10 & roam (editor), comes a dynamic film that captures raw, powerful & stylish bodyboarding.

A film that pushes the forefront of technical, high performance riding with all the splashes of cool & graphic wow that you have come to expect from the creative team at i am none.

THRASH is more than a bodyboarding film.

It's an artwork, journey & experience 2 years in the making.
with a strong focus on the lifestyles & personalities of bodyboarders most technical & colourful riders. Capturing all the good times, bad days & messy moments.

Available here @ Eppo's

Monday, 8 December 2008

Unite New Gear For the New Year

Don't you hate it when a brand releases it's new range and there's so many sweet designs but alas, you can only afford one. Well, Eppo's & Unite Clothing Company have come together to launch the Unite New Gear for the New Year promotion. To win a whole wardrobe of the latest Unite threads worth over $500.00! all you have to do is purchase anything from Unite's new Summer 08/09 range at or our retail store at Mooloolaba and you'll automatically go in the draw. The winner will be drawn December 31 so there's plenty of time to scope out the new range and get yourself in the draw, maybe more than once - each seperate transaction containing a new Unite product gets you a seperate entry. The new Summer 08/09 range can be found here!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Summer Unite has landed

After waiting & waiting Unite's latest Summer Range has finally arrived at Eppo's We're so into it that we're claiming it to be the best yet! Click here to check it out!

Ben Lee Wont sing.....

One of Bodyboardshop's favourite photographers - Ben Lee has launched his very own blog. After a slow start Mr Lee assures us will be updated as soon as possible. Over the past 12 months Ben has become the Sunshine Coast's premiere Bodyboard photographer. Regularly shooting the area's top riders like Michael Novy, Jake Stone, Cade Sharp & Drew Innocend both on home turf & further afield. So after your done checking our fine blog be sure to jump over to Ben's for all the latest bodyboarding action*.

*Due to the fact we're smack bang in the middle of the worst season for waves it's safe to say that the bodyboarding action will more than likely be replaced with boozey night out action!

Saturday, 29 November 2008

The Joker 2

The premiere tour for Damian King's long awaited The Joker II is underway. The tour kicked off on friday night in Woolongong followed by Kingy's home town Port Macquarie. Coolangatta will host the next leg of the tour tonight at the Birch Carrol & Coyle cinemas followed by the Entrance on monday night, then next Friday (Dec 5) it's the Sunshine Coast's turn. Eppo's is pleased to present the event, supported by 4play & Unite.
Enough Talk here's the teaser.

joker 2 teaser from allan wilson on Vimeo.

Tickets for the Sunshine Coast premiere are available from Eppo's Bodyboardshop Mooloolaba!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

All I want for christmas..... has just launched it's latest website feature just in time for Christmas. The Wish List means there's no need to put friends and family through the stress of trying to work out exactly what you want for Chrissy, just go to the website, browse through the products and if you see something you like, just add it to your personal "Wish List". You can then email your wish list to mum & dad, brothers & sisters, aunties & uncles grandmas & grandpas plus all your mates. Then all they have to do is then go online & they're automatically on the right track to christmas bliss. Don't forget to send one to santa too!

Eppo's after you this christmas!

Friday, 14 November 2008

Damian King - Living the Dream..

Or is he?
Kingy's recently joined the blogging ranks over at Damian's World. Read up on past, present & future adventures of the king and also get an insight into the real live of a professional bodyboarder.

Either that pic above is of his life-size wax replica or he's had a bit of work done in order to fit into the younger crowd a little more seamlessly! Just kidding mate, you're looking great!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Tell your friends!!

Premiere dates for Damian King's the Joker II have finally been confirmed. The Sunshine Coast will get its chance to check out the hugely anticipated sequel to Kingy's first release The Joker on December 5 @ Lake Kawana Community Centre. Not only will there be loads & loads of giveaways to be won but you'll also be able to meet 2 time world champ Damian King. Tickets are $20 which includes the full length DVD. So for just 20 bones you not only get to see the Joker II on the big screen, possibly win a new board, a new wardrobe & meet professional bodyboarders and get them to sign stuff BUT after all that you get to take a copy of the movie home! Tickets available from Eppo's Bodyboardshop Mooloolaba - 07 5477 6663
Spread the word!!!

Hooked up!

Eppo's Bodyboardshop team riders Steve Venn & Joey Orme have recently been picked up by Morey & BZ respectively. The boys have been the standout younger riders from the Sunshine Coast over the past 12 months. They've also been blitzing the comp scene at local, state & national level. Steve finished 4th at the nationals earlier this year while joey just missed out on a finals berth. Keep an eye out for more shots of the boys ripping on their new crafts!


Thanks to Ben Lee & Chirs V for the pics!

Friday, 31 October 2008

Twenty Six

Here's what the boys at movement had to say about their latest issue.

The quickest and easiest way to claim superiority over your fellow man is through the art of competition. Kick his arse and you shall be the better person, yet for years bodyboarding struggled with the fact that the best weren't competing and even when they did we struggled with the idea of whether flapping around in waist high slop would help us understand anything. So this issue we took the red felt tipped biro to the IBA'sWorld Tour. It's now awash with Australian Dollars, Euros and Brazilian Real - all of it legal mind you - and is a competitive, commercial and, eventually, a marketable success. Of course, things are never quite that easy so you best read the unedited version written through the men toiling behind the scenes. Issue 26 also plays host to one of the hottest lady spreads you will ever see in a surfing magazine. I know, if you wanted porn you'd pay for it, but this is perfectly legit because that spread is in fact a vehicle for our summer clothing guide. Genius! There are surfing trips to Bali and South Australia, run concurrently through the one spread because we were short of time and ideas. And finally, and most of all leastly, there's that scurrilous man from Port Macquarie, Damian King, back between these pages and back mouthing off. Brilliant! On sale @ Bodyboardshop now.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Employee of the month

Eppo's Bodyboardshop team rider Michael Novy has just recently returned from a month long stint in WA chasing swells. He reports some good days around the Margaret River area and also at some undisclosed locations. The boys from Claws & Teeth were on hand to document all the action for their upcoming release Pastiche. Apparently a trip to WA isn't cheap so Novy will be maning Eppo's Bodyboardshop Mooloolaba this Friday (31st) to try and line his wallet for the next mission.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Bursting at the Seams!

We've just gone into stock overload here at Eppo's! A truck load of 33 cartons arrived yesterday containing new season Boards, Flippers, Leashes, Board bags, Back Packs & a heap more odds & ends. So jump over to to check it all out.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Joker in the pack

Bodyboardshop Team rider & 2X World champion, Damian King has just announced premiere dates for his 2nd movie release, The Joker 2. It's been 4 years since the release of The Joker, Kingy has been flying under the radar for the majorityof that time, doing his own thing gathering footage on a bunch of sneaky wave hunting missions. Now he's ready to show everyone just how successful those missions were! Kingy says he's super excited for people to see the movie, "It’s completely different to the first one, but very similar in a lot of ways as well".

The Sunshine Coast premiere details are still being finalized, but stay tuned!
Here's just some of the lunacy you can expect from The Joker II

Friday, 24 October 2008

New Stock

It's been a busy few days at Eppo's recently. With stacks & stacks of new boards, Fins & accessories arriving daily. First of all the all new Pod Fin 3 have finally dropped and they don't dissapoint. With innovative features like an asymmetric V Chisel Blade & unique splay rails the PF3 represents the biggest advancement in fin design in years! To get your hands on a set click here.

As well as the PF3 we've also just received the new range from Morey bodyboards! We've been waiting for a while for these boards and the wait was well worth it. Old favourites like the Mach 7X, Mach 7SS & Mach 7 are joined by new-comers the Mach 7XP & Mach VF. The new range looks amazing, with some serious old school steez mixed with some new school techniques like the CNC Contoured Variable Flex Ridges on the Mach VF & Variable Flex Power Rod on both the VF & 7XP. Click here to check out the new boards!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Mike Stewart's Fire set to ignite

It's Less than a week before Mike Stewart premieres his historical movie Fire on the Sunshine Coast. Tickets are selling fast so make sure you get into our Mooloolaba store to ensure you don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience. Tickets are $30 which includes a limited tour edition DVD & poster. Also, for your chance to meet Mike himself come in at 1pm Saturday 18 for an instore promo for signatures, photos and giveaways!

So heres the details:
Mike Stewart instore promo: Saturday October 18 @1pm - Eppo's Bodyboardshop Mooloolaba
Fire premiere: Saturday October 18 @ 5pm - Kawana Community Hall, Tickets available at Eppo's Bodyboardshop Mooloolaba.
Here's some pictures & frame grabs to wet the appetite!

Drew Vs Cade

Eppo's team riders Drew Innocend & Cade Sharp bolted down south recently in search of some waves. Bodyboardshop's favourite lensman Ben Lee was there to capture all the action.



As always, thanks heaps to Ben for the shots!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Feel the solace!

Some friends of Bodyboardshop's run a couple rad little surf stores on the Sunshine Coast called Solace. Now, I know what you're thinking shop - Bright lights, Bright colours, pumping top 40 music that makes your ears bleed, pretty girls behind the counter who have no idea what they're talking about. I can assure you Solace is a different kettle of fish, focusing more on the soul side of surfing with a heavy emphasis on stocking amazing art & photography + great limited edition clothing lines and surf boards.
The stores are located in Mooloolaba & Noosaville. They've also just recently jumped aboard the blog train so check out the blog here and their website here.

Friday, 3 October 2008

In Contrast

Eppo's team rider Drew Innocend has scored himself a full feature in the latest issue of Contrast Mag. Drew's been surfing really, really well over the last 6-8 months and it shows, with a bag full of great shots taken by sunshine coast photog Ben Lee.

The above shot didn't quite make the cut for the profile. Thanks to Ben for the pic!

Sunday, 28 September 2008


Young Sunshine Coast videographer PJ Hadley has released a teaser for his debut release,Wake. PJ has already captured a heap of quality footage up & down the eastcoast plus a stint in Hawaii this past winter. It's not set to be released until early next year, plenty of time to gather more epic footage!
The movie will include new faces like Eppo's team riders Nick Rubesaame, Steve Venn & Joey Orme as well as more established riders like Michael Novy, Jeff Hubbard & Ben Player.

WAKE from pjhadley on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

spin to win

hey guys, Michael Novy here.
I've just hi jacked the blog to let yous all know about the final round of the Aussie Tour and the National Titles which was held on the weekend at Port Mac
Just like previous years the waves started of around 3ft and really contestable, but detiriated by the final rounds. I was stoked to make another final but couldn't find the waves, finishing 4th, while Tom Rigby took it out with Nathan Branch and Dave Winchester coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Notable mentions for the National Titles go out to Thorpe Waluew who was ripping throughout the event and went home state champ in the grommet division.
Two other team riders also did well was Caloundra's Steven "Tubba" Veinn, who was surfing well throughout the event to claim 4th place in the juniors division and Gold Coasts Joe Clark finishing 5th in the pro tour event.


Saturday, 20 September 2008

Fresh new boards!

More new board arrivals this week at Eppo's Bodyboardshop with the Pride Cade Sharp range finally available. Bodyboardshop team rider Cade is stoked to have his name on a product that consumers can trust to deliver the best performance possible. "I've been working closely with Pride over the last 12 months to develop a range of boards that I can be 100% confident with & I'm so stoked with the finished product!", said Cade in between heats at Port Macquarie pro.

Also all new for 2008 - Elit Bodyboards have come out with all guns blazing. Releasing a line of boards with great shapes, superior materials and sleek looking colour ways. The boys at elit have also established an insane team of riders who are set to take the brand & themselves to the forefront of hardcore bodyboarding.

LSC, you had me at HELLO!!

The Lucky Squirrel Club's debut release finally arrived at Bodyboardshop this week. HELLO is a breath of fresh air in a market that can sometimes feel a little stale. The footage is world class and has been filmed in locations like Hawaii, Chile, Australia & Ireland. It's from the latter that the LSC have gathered the bulk of their action from for HELLO. With amazing colours and perfect waves the action from the emerald isle is a highlight. With riders like Jake Stone, Thomas Robinson, Ryan Mattick, Pierre Louis-Costes & heaps heaps more the level of riding is exceptional. Like a palate clensing sorbet after a main meal the lifestyle footage soothes the senses between the surfing sections giving the viewer a candid look into the lives of the travelling bodyboarder. The soundtrack to HELLO is what really gives the movie it's laid back vibe, balancing perfectly between amping dance-pop to slow moody indie.
HELLO comes in a 100% hand made case with a limited edition "hammer time" cap.

Check the teaser clip here and then click here to get your hands on a copy!

hello- thank god its fatal/powerpoint from allan wilson on Vimeo.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Roam 2 Premiering soon!!

Remember that ROAM DVD released last year? The one that blew minds...Yeah that one!!

Well Bryce Thurston & NOMAD have teamed up again to release ROAM II and it's set to be even crazier than its predecessor!

To celebrate, their doing a good ol' fashioned premiere tour covering the East coast. The Sunshine Coast event is proudly brought to you by Eppo's Bodyboardshop. All the stars of the movie will be there including Michael Novy, Jake Stone, Glen Thurston, Matt Lackey & Chris James plus heaps more.

Here's some pics and a teaser to wet your appetite!

SUNSHINE COAST PREMIERE: October 10 Sands Tavern, Maroochydore 6pm tickets $10 available from Eppo's Bodyboardshop Sunshine Coast!