Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Darwin Surf Report

We've always looking in two or three different places to get a good picture about how the surf is going to be because it's not the kind of place that is ever going to get featured on something like Magic Seaweed or Surfline.

After a bit of tweaking I managed to pull down the virtual buoy reports and the latest tide guides onto a single page which will be known as the Darwin Surf Report.

If it proves to be useful I will mash up a few more surf spots from around the place, but don't be alarmed there won't be directions to any of your secret spots, just an idea as to how the surrounding conditions are at any point in time.

Let me know if it needs anything else.......

Monday, December 15, 2008

Taking forever to review Europe summer footage

I've been really lazy when it comes to reviewing my footage from the 3 month mid year trip.

It took me 4/5 nights to go through and capture all the footage on to an external hard drive, and since then I haven't been bothered to go through and start labeling footage.

After 6 weeks of non-stop afternoon beers at the pub with workmates, and an extra 8kg put on since the trip abroad, I'm going to forego the pub and instead hit the world of video production again to get sorted.

Of course, I need a bit of a plan to make this all come together so I know exactly how I'm going to tackle the footage, work out the sound track, and get the general flow of the short movie.

Alright then.

Tonight I will go to the pub with the boys for a bit of a brain storming session to find out how I'm going to tackle this project before I launch into the no drinking.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Waiting for the surf to come

When you live in Darwin you do a lot of waiting for surf, and this year it seems like we're going to be waiting a lot longer then normal.

The storms are beginning to come in a little more frequently, but we are still waiting for the low pressure system to move through the north west waters and get the swell hight a little higher.

As time drags on before the first session I'm finding myself surfing the net a LOT more, and spending more time writing some other more pointless blogs (yes, even more so then this one).

Today I came across a great t-shirt design from hereitself.com titled Strange Aquatic.

And if you want to learn some pointless information each day you can head on over to the Nugget of Knowledge, and if you find that you've learnt something that is worthy of going up feel free to send me an email or post it on the comments.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Storms hit Darwin

It's that time of year when the wet season storms begin to hit Darwin shores a little more frequently.

As time goes on there will be more and more low pressure systems sitting just to the top left of Darwin and swirling the ocean in just the right direction to produce some swell.

Who would have thought that after traveling for so long my first surf in a little over a year is going to be in one of the most infrequent surf spots in all of the world!

Watch this space as it develops, plenty of pictures and a few short clips to follow.