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!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

New kid on the team shows his worth!

Bodyboardshop team rider Drew Innocend recently returned from a wave blessed trip down south with young sunshine coast photographer Ryan Jones. Drew says they also ran into a couple familar faces in Michael Novy & Jake Sone who helped them sniff out some of the more quality set ups. Here's some shots that Ryan has sent through of Drew, Michael & Jake. Look out for more of Drew in the next contrast mag.




Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Drawing the Shortstraw - Not always a bad thing!

Shortstraw is an art based surfwear brand from Noosa on the Sunshine Coast in QLD. They do things how they should be done. Now, you might be thinking "hey they're a surfing brand", while this may be true Shortstraw are far from the multi national types that feed off the surf industry like vampires. They're soulful, arty and just so happen to make some rad boardies that are perfect for bodyboarding! A higher cut on alot of their gear makes leg movement easy and fluid. So next time your extra long, logo drenched, rash enducing boardies stop you from doing that perfect spin into the barrel or that extra big split leg invert. Drop into Bodyboardshop or click here and grab some Shortstraw's and show us ya legs!