Wednesday, December 7, 2011

'Hammo CAN go'

Check out my mate hammo in this clip!  he absolutely smokes a body boarder twice his size after a bit of a Dbah drop in... woops!

Just another day at D"BAR from Nathan Dorrington on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dark south WA

Lucky to still be here after today was surfing a slab in the deep south coast of WA and was way to close to drowning

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Here is a clip Shagga Saffigna sent me through all the chaos. I managed to snag a couple here is one of them.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fish - the new Bonds undie Pin up

Fisher doing interview for channel 9 new's struggling to get the words out hahahahhahah

FISH UNDIES from js35 on Vimeo.

Couple mates doing what they love

Check this out a few mates of mine on a good old fishing trip this is all time.

Mad Hui's Flatty Classic 2011 from js35 on Vimeo.

Monday, September 12, 2011

INDO HT's, Nias and one rough edit... 

I got a call from a mate Chris Bryan (filmer) asking if I would be keen for another trip overseas after scoring at Fiji.   I was pretty content on cruising at home as I had only been home for 3 days.  He was heading over to shoot Jamie Obrien to work on his new Intersection part. I knew it was going to be one of the bigger swells to hit Indo for the year.

Before I knew it I was 2 days into travelling; 3 flights, a 14 hour boat ride and was struck down with food poisoning from some seedy food joint in Jakarta. Nonetheless, I finally made it to the new Lancers Left Land camp in the Mentawaiis. 

I have done heaps of boat trips and what the boys have set up over there is amazing. 
I would recommend staying there over any boat. 

Here is my first attempt to edit on Final Cut Hope you guys like it.. 

Hippo Indo Edit from js35 on Vimeo.



After scoring some of the best waves i've ever had in a 2 month period, I was keen to get home and just relax. I seen a lot of missed calls and text msg on my phone regarding swells, so I knew straight away I would be off overseas again.

I looked at the charts and saw the biggest black and purple blob going straight to Tahiti.  It was looking like one of the biggest swells I had ever seen.

There is only 2 flights a week out of Australia to Tahiti, so I didn't even get to unpack. The day I was supposed to leave I woke up and drove past my local spot at Currumbin Alley and it was firing.  So I got a sneaky fun surf in before I was off overseas again.

Hazza being Hazza...

ANIMAL!! from js35 on Vimeo.


I would have to admit, i've never been so nervous going into a big swell as I was for this trip. I wasn't mentally ready as I was so drained from travelling and surfing so much. But my sponsor Monster energy was keen for me to head over for the swells as they were one of the main sponsors of the event.

There was also the pressure to perform in front of the whole surfing world. I didn't have anyone organised to partner up with on the ski before I left.  I usually partner up with Mark Mathews but he had a moment and took his washing to the dry cleaners and forgot about the passport in his pockets.
I got a email the day I arrived of a good friend Pato from Brazil, who is an amazing big wave surfer.  He has been chasing big swells all over the world with his family for long time. I had surfed some big waves in WA with Pato and I was stoked to partner up with him for Tahiti.  It definitely gives you some confidence when you know you have a good driver behind the ski.

The day of the swell I woke up really early.  It wasn't hard as I was staying right at the point and that night I didn't get much sleep as there was waves coming over the concrete fence and into the backyard. 

I had never seen anything like it. I thought the house was going to be washed away. That morning I wanted to get some waves before it got crowded, so we were the first ski out there.  We watched the swell for a while and it was just settling in.  It was really west and raw, the wave looked like it had morning sickness, it looked really low tide and ugly.  

After watching  a few rideable ones I wanted to get rid of the nerves and just ride a couple.  I ended up getting some really fun ones in the morning before it got really busy. As the day progressed, more guys were coming out and the waits just got longer. I ended up getting a really good one around midday - perfect wave, not too west and just really enjoyable. 

There was a incident where Maya Gabeira was in a really bad spot at the end bowl. I was on the ski and seen her struggling, so I jumped of the ski and Pato went in to grab her.  He couldn't get to her in time unfortunately, as a massive white wash ran him down and rolled the ski.  That was the end of the session - I was lucky no one was really hurt or died and I was happy to be a part of it.  I cant wait for the next one. 
Click the link to check out 
Tim Bonython edit"
will have more clips coming its all I could get my hands on at the moment.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

SO SMOOTH - Fishtales


Monday, July 18, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

South Coast to FIJI Best week of my Life Boom ......

Wave of my life ....

So I just got back from a week of crazy waves and good times, chasing a swell from south coast of Sydney, then onto Fiji. I seriously have never experienced so many pumping waves in one week of my life! Thanks to Dean Bowen for showing me the ropes around the south coast, they defiantly are spoiled with good waves - and a lot less crowded than what i am used to! 

Wave of my life 

Here is a video clip of the wave i caught out at cloud break. I knew I was going into a massive swell in Fiji but i didn't know if people were going to be towing in or paddling. I never ride massive boards in AUS so the biggest board i have at home is a 6.10 and i quickly realised how under gunned i was!! A couple of long hold downs, and few broken boards later, i became really frustrated. Making the executive decision to wait it out, 4 hours later, I finally caught this wave.... and if i knew it would of been the wave of my life i would of waited all day! 

South Coast Vid 

Hippo Heads South from Surfing Life on Vimeo.

 Dean Bowen: At such a young age, Dean's surfing 
blows me away! Always keeps his cool in heavy situations.
Wes Berg trading in 18ft Molakai board for a Jetski ride 

 blue water

 another empty

Wednesday, July 6, 2011



Sunday, July 3, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

D Bar

Thursday, June 16, 2011



It's a big call, but I have seen some of the most perfect beach break waves in the last 2 days...

We had a chance to do some step offs, so Asher and I whipped the Go Pro out.  Here is one of the waves from yesterday, the whole Go Pro session in the next couple of days. 

Self portrait by Asher Pacey 

Another empty barrel

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Reflecting on last week...and it's still pumping.

Occy was ruling after getting knocked from Dancing with the Stars.  Occy was psyching to finally get to surf after dancing up a storm.  He definitely was ruling this day (in the below pic).  It's always fun surfing with Occy.  Some of the waves were closing out, but there were a few that were draining away.  Occ managed to paddle into this nugget and got drained the whole wave.  I hope I'm still surfing and doing half as good as he is at his age... legend. 

Video coming from last weeks sessions soon.....

Thanks to Adam Weathered for the pics.


The waves have been amazing everywhere was firing 
Damon Harvey below is always hunting the lefts out at Lovers.  Who could blame the guy, he is probably sick of perfect rights.  

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Handley aka - Mr Karaoke. 
Note - Rocal only. 

I just got home from a trip I did in Japan with my shaper Darren Handley. It was my first time visiting the 

I had no idea what to expect - the best way I could explain it to someone that has never been to Japan, is that it feel's like your in a futuristic cartoon.  While I was there we travelled to Osaka, which a little surf town about a hour flight south of Tokyo.

There had been a typhoon that hit the day prior to us getting there, so were scored a couple fun waves - but nothing amazing.  But I wasn't expecting too much.

All in all, it was a really fun trip.  Amazing people and fun times, but I was excited to get back home. 
The day I got back I was Surfing 6 feet waves and it has been amazing since.

Dbar - doing its best impression of Pipeline. 
I got to surf with all my mates and the session with Occy at Dbar was rememberable to say the least.  I will be cutting some lifestyle stuff from Japan and also I will show some clips of some of the waves that we have been scoring on the East coast of late.  Here are some shots in the mean time while I am working on the video parts.  

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


\\The Sound of Change:: Episode II// from Rhythm Livin on Vimeo.

tavi vid

Here is a edit tim done on the trip from fiji will have some more clips in a couple day's

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

restaurants pic

here is a sneek shot of restaurants the other day will have vid up in a couple days sorry for the delay's

restaurants pic

Here is a pic from Friday will have video up next week

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I got woken up at 6 am this morning by Deano to see 
Restaurant's 4 to 6 feet and perfect. We ran out before any other boats or people got out and surfed it to ourselves its the most fun i have had in Surfing in a long time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Of to Fiji

Here is a shot i seen on facebook yesterday of cloud break the swell is going to be at least 3 times this size by friday think i am excited

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


After a long period of swell at home i got a call from Chalk saying that our's was going to be on. I haven't scored the place yet and after missing the last swell i psyched to get it on.
Its was small all day up until the last 3 hour's of light it started to turn on here are a few frame grab's from the after noon session..

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Home Time Snapper ..

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Getting Pitted Chopes!

HIPPO TAHITTI from js35 on Vimeo.

I recently headed to Tahiti for a surf trip, rumour had it the swell was going to be massive and i was keen to  get some solid swell. The initial decision to go forward with the trip was like a game of russian roulette, the flights were steep, and I wasn't 100% if i would make it in time. 2 days and 5 connecting flights later, i was greeted by a pretty fun looking swell - not what i was expecting, but was still a pretty fun swell!
Here's a video of me and the boys getting pitted - so pitted. hahahahah

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The shippy's vid

Mid day tomoz the shippy's vid will be up check it ...

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fun paddle day at Shipsterns Bluff with the boys..

Here are some of the frame grabs from the day. The footage will be up in a couple of days.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Me and Fish at the Dam

Took my good mate Paul fishtales Fisher to my secret little spot for a bit of fun hahahah it was funny watching his face. check it out....

DAM DAY: Tackling Australia from Paul Fisher on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

My new website live soon. will be killer – live this week!

ryanhipwooddotcom teaser from ryan hipwood on Vimeo.