I bumped into Nick-Nairn Smith on the north coast of Scotland two years ago. He’d found his way there with Rory, one of the local bodyboarders, to take on an evil slab and he charged it hard. Surfing Shippies will give you a decent prep for most waves I guess. Here’s his Shippies selection with the first half being his own waves and the back end some loopy stand up action including Mark Mathews attempted board transfer on the infamous step… Mental. All soundtracked by one of our favourite bands: The Joy Formidable.
I thought it was about time I filtered through my hard drives and released my usual tri-annual video of my favourite surf destination. This time I’ve put together all my own highlight waves plus a good two minutes of some impressive stand up surfing from my local friends and a few other FIFO hellmen.
All the stand up surfing, scenic and Gopro footage was shot by myself but I have to give a huge shout out and thank you to Simon Treweek, Ben Carosi, Cam Green, Sam Thomas, Andrew Chisholm and Stu Gibson for pointing their cameras/drones my way whist I was riding. Thanks to those of you who were kind enough to relieve me from my camera duties in the channel so I could catch a few waves for myself.
A lot of the Tasmanian stand up surfers down here have likely wanted to see a few of their waves that I had captured of them over the past year or so. I’m a bodyboarder but I love watching all of these guys do their thing-it’s all time to watch! So instead of letting all of my stand up footage lay dormant on my hard drive I threw it in at the end of the clip. If you really can’t stand watching bodyboarding that’s a shame but i’m not sorry you have to watch it to get to the stand up gold.
There are some amazing paddle barrels from the likes of Marti Paradisis, Shaun Walbank, James & Tyler Holmer-Cross, Mikey Brennan, Mark Mathews as well as some monster tow efforts by Danny Griffiths, Laurie Towner, Brent Dorrington and Tyler Holmer-Cross.
RIDERS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:
Thanks to Red Herring Surf for supporting me, sorting me out with some gear and encouraging me to film and keep surfing and doing the things I love most.
I hope you enjoy watching some large walls of water and some of my most memorable moments on the Tasman Peninsula both behind the lens and in/under the water.
The Music is by The Joy Formidable from their album “The Big Roar”. The Track is titled “Buoy”. They are one of my favourite bands so if you like it make sure you check out their music and website.