Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Seek and you shall find

2 words: 
uncrowded  //  perfection

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Freshly brewed

We have a plunger onboard people so feel free to bring some packs of coffee over! Nothing better than a fresh brew on the front deck for the morning surf check.

We`ve been having some really fun waves at this lefthander over the last couple of days. 
Here it is this morning.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Last day of the trip today

 Water shots as promised with a few more over on the facebook page. Last day of the trip today and everyone is chillin and in full relax-mode after a few drinks went down last night. Swell is still hanging around so we`re just working around the pulses that seem to keep coming in. Not much wind, blue skies, happy days.

Thursday, 26 July 2012


So the currents have been pretty bad first thing in the morning for the last few days and today was no exception. It looked a lot smaller than yesterday so we waited patiently for a good couple of hours before a few of us decided to head out. With the help of a changing tide, the current had abated and the waves started to pulse. What followed was a super fun session, all our crew out and frothing on our good fortune for such a sick day and the waves turning on for us. It`s a busy afternoon over here on the Nautilus so here`s a sneak peek of today`s happenings with more to follow tomorrow:

While we waited for the currents to stop, we had a visit from these lovely ladies... 

and watched boat-parking chaos 

then put our mate, Benny, who`s normally in front of the camera as an Analog team rider, behind the lens for this session and here is what he came up with.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Cruisey days

After the last week or two of pumping, well-overhead waves, today has been pretty cruisey. This morning it had dropped a little since yesterday but there were still some decent sets coming through. We are hanging between a couple of different spots and the team are so relaxed they can`t decide where to go out next. Must be coffee-time for the third session coming up this arvo. 

new band name: Benny and The Hot Chicks 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Water session

As promised, here are some pics from the water session yesterday arvo. The swell has dropped a little today and as the currents have been pretty gnarly first thing, we`re just waiting for it to abate before heading out this morning. 

New album uploaded on our facebook page.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Early this morning

It was only a handful of our crew out at this righthander early this morning while the others slept in after a few brews last night. Still some good sized waves coming through here and when we moved to a different spot this arvo - it was bigger still. Louis jumped in for a solid session shooting from the water which we`ll post up tomorrow. For now, feast ya eyes on the sunrise session:

 The AM Team with Mr Muscles in the back

Claire schooling the boys 

Across the channel. The reason you can`t see anyone is because there is no-one out! 

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Swell is still hanging around

And we`ve been making the most of it dropping into bombs, pulling in, getting smashed...there`s definitely a few aches and pains onboard at the moment. The wind has been variable so we`ve been checking out a couple of different spots and making the most of more exposed breaks when we can. Yesterday we moved from a pumping right to a pumping left so here is a snapshot of the last couple of days. 

Another album uploaded on our facebook page. 

 Muz getting shacked

It was so glassy before the winds picked up over the last day or so. Benny picking off a nice one.

I don`t know how many more empty barrel shots we can keep posting.  

Friday, 20 July 2012

Last night`s session

The waves didn`t stop pumping all day yesterday although it did get a little funky for awhile. A few bombs came through and our guys really gave it a nudge out there. One snapped board, a couple of scratches and surfing till dark; all in a day`s work. The waves are persisting today but the currents have been running pretty strong so we`re only just heading out now. Keep ya posted..

Again, more shots over on our facebook page.

 empty barrels...

occupied barrels...

don`t do it!

 Ricko dropping into a good one

And we have Ben Goodwin (Analog team rider) onboard with us at the moment. Here he is schooling us on the art of aerials (below). Yeah...might try that later.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

An unreal day to be in the Maldives

New crew, new swell, blue skies, clear water, not much wind, dancing dolphins this morning, it`s been firing all day and it`s only 2pm. Beer o-clock never sounded so tempting. What more can I say?? Check out the photos and more over at our facebook page.


Local kid charging. He made it out with a well-deserved fist-pump.

This guy ain`t letting a broken finger get in the way of tube-time

The lefts aren`t looking too shabby either