A photo I took years ago of my steadfast old friend, The Cape Byron Lighthouse. I'm looking forward to playing The Heart & The Sea in the Bay in just a couple of weeks on the 19th of December. Phone the Byron Bay Community Centre on 0266856807. Tickets are selling fast.
These are the confirmed dates for premieres for The Heart & The Sea so far. There's more to follow & I'll post them up as soon as they're confirmed. Please note that the world premiere at Avoca Beach on December 8th is now sold out, but there's another Avoca show scheduled in January. Thanks for your interest everyone! I hope that you can make it to one of these shows to check out The Heart & The Sea on the big screen.
KASM & Surfers For Cetaceans.
Thankful to get some more photos and words featured in 'White Horses', a very fine magazine that continues to gather a justified reputation as a world class surfing publication. This article is an interview I did with Dave Rastovich telling the story of christening the 16 foot Olo that he made alongside Tom Wegener. I also tell Dave's story of this remarkable first surf in 'The Heart & The Sea.'
Here's the artwork for 'The Heart & The Sea'. Deep thanks to my mates from The Critical Slide Society for their great work. Ben Waters did a wonderful job bringing my wife Eliza's & my ideas together in this beautiful illustration & handwritten type. Jim Mitchell, Sam Coombes & Rama McCabe put the finishing touches on things. I am grateful for their generous, special efforts & so stoked with the final result.
here & vote for my friends at The Critical Slide Society's epic entry. These boardies ooze the summery, saturated steeze & happy quirkiness that is at the centre of TCSS design.
Our mate Dan made some photographs of us recently, enjoying a quiet winter's day as a family. It's not always easy being on the other side of the lens, but I am stoked & grateful to have some photographs of our little family that we can treasure for a lifetime. Dan arrived late morning, while we were hanging at home, then we all took a walk down to our special place. It's a little cove, hidden down in the national park, a place I have loved & surfed since I was a boy. The local Aboriginal people, the Kuring-gai, called this stretch of coast 'Bouddi', which translates as 'heart', 'heart place' or 'heartland'. This place truly is heart country for us, as it's where we gave our daughter Willow's ashes to the sea nearly seven years ago. Life is a strange journey. I almost can't believe, looking at these photographs, that here we are, seven years later, still standing. But now our family has grown & there are five of us, & one forever in our hearts. Here we all are, in our heartland, a family looking out & looking forwards.