Friday, December 4, 2009


What is Little Pattie's secret? Staying out of the sun, I guess. The recent Hall of Fame inductee looked dazzling at the opening of Wax On where she charmed the crowd of about 250 locals and blow-ins with stories of her beach-based youth before singing her legendary hit song 'He's My Blonde-Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy'. I couldn't help hitting the dance floor with Pattie as she demonstrated the moves for our deep delectation. One serious old timer was also seen stepping out and busting a crusty move with us. Watch out for some retro steps tonight at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Bondi Girls Surf Riders. Waverly bowlo may never be the same again!


Totally felling the stoke after last night's opening of Wax On. Many of the artists were in attendance including Peter 'Beatle' Collins who rocked up the coast from his haven in Bermagui and spoke to the local rag 'The Leader' about his days shaping boards in the Shire. These days he works as a caretaker on architect Philip Cox's remote beachside property where he first started creating his amazing stick sculptures. Conjuring up the kinds of barrels he likes to get slotted into, these pieces of temporal land art have reached epic proportions. Pictured here is 'The Wave at Ma's', a 30m wide triple overhead monster made entirely of eucalypt sticks (no strings attached). Beautiful photos of this and other stick waves are on display alongside an early wire wave sculpture at Hazelhurst as of now!