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Island Life

The last couple of months I have been living down at Phillip Island. I quit my full time job and have been working on several personal projects that have been keeping me super busy (hence the lack of posts).  I have always loved Phillip Island and i guess it is where my passion for the sea began.  Coming down here most weekends as a grom and learning to surf was such an amazing experience that I am so thank full for.  The island has a magic quality about it, one that is hard to leave.


Mark - awesome shootin’

Sue - Beautiful shots Gaz. Love the one of Jarrah!!! Or is it another dog. There is absolutely nothing that can energize and calm you, simultaneously, quite like the sea!!! The planet’s natural healer.

Sea Stoke Opening Night

Rad little film put together by Matt Hannon with additional footage from Rob Henry for the Sea Stoke exhibition “Inspired by the Sea”.  It was an epic night with over 200 people turning up helping to raise $1200 for Surf Aid International…

“Inspired by the Sea – Exhibition & Fundraiser” from Sea Stoke on Vimeo.

Friday the 13th is unlucky for some, but the opening night of the Sea Stoke ‘Inspired by the Sea’ exhibition, delivered the goods, and a ripping evening of art, music, drinks and good times ensued. The mild weather welcomed an estimated 220 guests through the doors of the Boom Gallery in Newtown, Geelong, to come and see the highly anticipated exhibition and launch of the new online publication, Sea Stoke.

A massive $1200 dollars was raised and will be donated to SurfAid international, who are dedicated to helping communities in Indonesia connected to us by the sea.

The punters enjoyed snags and burgers served out of a customized EH bbq that was kindly lent by the EH Holden Car Club of Victoria. Delicious beverages from the Bellbrae Estate winery, Mountain Goat brewery and Brothers Cider wet the palates of the guests who drank merrily to the rockin’ tunes provided by Surf Coast musical outfit, Jimmy and the Mexican ( With their eclectic fusion of roots, blues and rock, these two lads were a genuine compliment to the Sea Stoke vibe.

Also a big thanks to Matt Hannon & Rob Henry for producing this film of the night.


Music – Endless Boogie "Smokin figs in the yard"

Stay Stoked…

Music – Endless Boogie “Smokin figs in the yard”

Stay Stoked…