Saturday, 31 December 2011

xmas adventures,and the year beyond..........

emerald x mas adventures click here to watch.....
Wow ,what a year , i hope its been really good for you all , and 2012 brings every one some great new experiences, for me 2012 has started and ive hit the ground running it  will certainly be a big year for me .I will travel to Hawaii for the first stand up world tour event in feb to compete at sunset beach i have a couple of new hobie sups coming that im really excited about for the sunset comp.From there it will off to peru for the ISA world titles for sup surfing where i will be representing Australia with other great paddles and surfers such as mate Jamie Mitchell and Shakira Westdorp , that will rap up feb from there , 
the year starts will many more events my focus this year is on the world titles in stand up paddle boarding,my family and business so focus ,committment , and fittness are high on my to do list ,
any way hope you enjoy this little flick we put together just after x-mas ,at my home town ,till next time 
respect the ocean ......... cheers justin

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Surfing for Australia in isa world titles .....

Had some great news today ,it was announced that im in the Australian team to head for peru in feb 2012 and surf in the sup division , along side my mate jamie mitchell, i have never had the chance to travel in south america and its really cool to see new places ,sounds like a cracker place ,  stay tuned for pictures and info about the trip , and for what peru is like through my eyes, i have some great new boards arriving from HOBIE soon to tackle peru cannot wait ,till next time .........sand between your toes is better than socks and  work boots ,.........cheers justin

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

crazy few weeks

Wow where did the year go , this last month for me has flown right by and now its the middle of december 
and im thinking wooooo here comes 2012 , this time of year is exciting in oz because of the chance of 
a cyclone swell .Anyway last month it started with the merimbula event down the south east coast of Austaralia and 4 days of surfing ,then home work for a few days then bang it was the sunstate hobie demo 
day at kingscliff which was great then another week at work ,then straight to coffs harbour my old stomping ground for some sup surfing , short boarding and finally the 25 km paddle from hell " downwinder" or as i called it just "Down" it was really tough , this week end was looking clear , but with a small 2m south swell kirra boardriders is holding there final monthly comp and well you can't miss these with a bit of swell , so to round out 2011 as usually its 100 mile an hour for us here in the holland house ,
Media Bob and jason surf check merimbula

My favourite board HOBIE 7'11 

surf check coffs harbour me and charlie 
id have it no other way ,anyway till next time remember being in the water is better than not enjoy it , its great .......cheers justin  

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

merimbula event 2011

On the road again but this time i had me little mate charlie , my 8 year old son , he's a keen little surfer and sup er now ,so get out school pass and away we go .It started we left the gold coast and headed to Sydney where we were meet at picked up by mel , we then drove down to the south coast where we stayed the night at mel and jasons mcmanus such good people.Next morning up early to check out out jervais bay and the Australian Head Quarters which was great where we were meet by steve and gordon ,it was great to see ,the hugh operation they have going on down there, wow what a great company to be
associated and supported with.
From there we loaded up the HOBIE van said our goodbyes and we were off to Merimbula, this part off the trip was unreal the east coast of Australia is really beautiful and at this time of year every thing was green and lush .Our tour guide for this leg of the trip was Mr Jason "feelgood"McManus ,he was great giving history lessons to me and charlie .
Merimbula ,wow what a place , so beautiful it was great , we checked in to our spot where we were staying thanks to HOBIE and it was nice right next to the beach and event site .
Setting up the HOBIE van and site was fun with media bob [media guy for hobie] Gordon[ hobie sup]
mel and jason and little charlie.
The event is all about fun ,and boy it was fun crikey the hobie set up was a buzz with interested people
and general buzz of the event , we had some small waves ,i got a down winder in on a hobie elite 14 bcx
which was great , and few sessions at pambula river mouth , every one was really nice , but after 4 days
,my and the little man were worn out , i would recommend this event to anyone keen to have a good time and meet new people, i would like thank HOBIE SUP for helping me out to get down there and jason and mel for a great effort all round,Gordon and Bob from Hobie and steve ,
thanks again to merimbula for having us and will see you next year.....