I’ve been lucky enough to witness Russell Corowa, playing his didgeridoo in a spiritual blessing of the surfers and the surf. Russell, from the local Aboriginal Bundjalung tribe, is a legend in the Southern Gold Coast surf spots. The haunting sound of the didgeridoo, together with the sound of the ocean, is a very special experience.
The photos were taken at Little Mali, off Rainbow Bay Beach, near Snapper Rocks, and at Froggies, between Snapper & Durunbah.
Take this LINK to read more about Russell Corowa.
The Woody is the ultimate surf safari vehicle. An icon of style. Adopted by California surfers in the 1950s this classic wagon, displaying wooden panels in the framework, had plenty of room for mates, and boards.
Medium: Pencil, Ink, Watercolour
You can’t even begin to begin if you can’t paddle.
“A man ceases to be a beginner…. and becomes a master….when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life.” Robin G. Collingwood
These surf studies were also my beginning thumbnail sketches for a study brief: ‘CD Graphics – Contemporary surf culture’. For the final prototype (‘In The Curl’ Design Page) I used some of the many photographs I’d taken at Dreamtime Beach, Sharpes and Lennox Head. The paddling figure became ‘Paddlin’ Out Productions’ logo.
Tossed away a few roughs of TC – then thought maybe there’s more fun to be had with this character.