Articles tagged with: Paul Hutchins

06 April 2012

Good Friday means good waves

Posted in Gallery, New Ones

Well almost. I managed to grab a few fun ones at Rebounds this morning. 2 foot at the most, but everyone was elsewhere and I was too lazy to go there.

I put the GoPro on the timed image setting so it would take a photo every half a second to see what the photos were like compared to your usual frame grabs. Heaps sharper and looking forward to shooting a few sequences in some bigger stuff.

Was nice having a bit of water to yourself for a change.

26 March 2012

South Arm 25th March

Posted in News, South., Reports

Sunday morning greeted those without hangovers to some clean and very uncrowded waves at the South Arm beaches. Rebounds was a playful 2-3foot for most of the morning with no more than 4-5 guys going wave for wave and enjoying the perfect morning.

By lunch time the car park resembled peak hour traffic and the line-up was the typical Rebounds circus with about 30 guys on the peak.

Here's a few GoPro frame grabs from the morning before the camera fogged up. Remember to dry out your anti-fog inserts people!

22 December 2011

Black & White Makes Everything Alright.

Posted in News, Local News

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Here's a crappy little clip I put together at the end of last Summer. I think it was the last surf I had because I had my ear drilled. Filmed with the GoPro HD in some fun 1 footers at Rebounds.

I've just upgraded the the GoPro Hero2 camera and given the all clear from the doctor to get back in the water so hopefully I can get out in some waves a tad bigger than this over the next few weeks!

If you've got some GoPro clips up on the net leave a link in the comments below or send us a link and we'll throw it up on the site.

16 December 2011

21 Years of foam

Posted in News, Local News

This is what 21 years of boards look like. It's a collection of mostly boards I have ridden and a few acquired from Cashies, my brothers and one belongs to John Bennett.

I'll take some better quality photos over the next few weeks. So if there is a board in the quiver that you'd like to see or know more about just let me know.

15 July 2011

South Coast - Mix Part Two

Posted in Gallery, Archives, Originals

The second installment of South Coast images from the old site.

Technology had made a few advancements here int he form of Video8, Mini DV and Sony Sports packs, which allowed for frame grabs to be used.

If you have any photo's that you'd like to share with others let me know and we can get them up on the site.

09 August 2010

South Coast - Mixed

Posted in Gallery, Archives, Originals

This is a pretty big gallery but I think it's worth scrolling through and enjoying some photo's of fairly good quality waves.

There is also the first known photo of Shipstern Bluff to be put on the internet. I scanned the photo back in 1996 after I borrowed it from South Arm Surf. Looks like a rather soid day!

Some of the breaks featured in this gallery are:

  • Blackmans Bay
  • Cliffy Reef
  • Seven Mile Point
  • Remarks
  • Clifton Beach

09 August 2010

South Coast - Lumpies

Posted in Gallery, Archives, Originals

Holy shit this place used to be good.

The first photo I borrowed from South Arm Surf to scan so I could drool over it. Pretty much still do.How's that stick tomb stoning in front of it!

Lumpies used to hold some good size back in the day and provided some of the best ramps I have ever ridden. The deal was that you would wake up call the Coastal Weather Observations to find out roughly how big the swell was (There were no online surf reports or observations back then) and then decide where you would check first.

You would either drive to North Goats and head to Lumpies or straight to Rebounds because if it was too big for Lumpies it meant Rebounds would be on. You pretty much got to surf a wedge every surf.

Lumpies wasn't only home to one of the best left wedges out there it also has a fun little ledge. Bones, mad man's or just Lumpies Reef has claimed many victims. I've felt the wrath of it and have the scars on my legs to prove it, I did get off lightly though compared to some others. I witnessed, split heads on many occasions, deep gashes, broken bones and someone even got knocked out oneday. For a while there was a dedicated crew who knew the perfect tide height, swell size and direction who would be there whenever it was on.

I could write about this little cove for hours, but I think I'll save a few of the stories for a later date.

09 August 2010

East Coast - Mix Up

Posted in Gallery, Archives, Originals

Here is the first gallery of East Coast images dusted off from the original site. There are some good waves and some well to be honest you wouldn't even take a photo of them today

They were all taken with your stock standard 35mm camera and nothing more, no zoom, no ability to set your aperture or shutter speed. Pure 90's tourist photo's

This is the first of two East Coast archive galleries that will be going up on the site, so click away and have a laugh at some seriously poor photos.