SECONDS

May 25th, 2011 by matthew

“SECONDS” ARE ALL THE CLIPS STILL SITTING ON THE HARD DRIVE THAT DIDNT MAKE THE CUT FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER, IVE GOT A FEW LINED UP SO ILL KEEP PUMPING THEM OUT OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS

CLIPS

May 24th, 2011 by matthew

YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THERE HAS BEEN A HUGE NUMBER OF DK CLIPS HITTING THE INTERNET, GUYS LIKE KIM FEAST, DAN BENNINGTON AND A BUNCH OF OTHERS HAVE ALL BEEN GETTING IN FRONT OF THE LENS AND WORKING ON PODCASTS…I HOPE IN SOME WAY THE LACKEY PROJECT HAS SPARKED ALL THIS, A MAIN GOAL FOR ME WAS TO GET PEOPLE AMPED TO CREATE CLIPS, PUSH EACH OTHER AND PUSH DK AND I THINK THAT THE EXACT DIRECTION WE ARE HEADING

RIGHT NOW THE MEDIA IS GETTING FLOATED WITH QUALITY DK CLIPS, SO KEEP IT UP GUYS

BELOW ARE A FEW FRAME GRABS FROM THE LAST FEW DAYS AS IM FILMING FOR THE NEXT “TAILS FROM THE DARKSIDE”  CLIP COMING SOON

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MORE SAND

May 18th, 2011 by matthew

WELL THE WAVES KEEP COMING HERE AT HOME, ONE WEEK THE SWELL COMES IN FROM THE EAST NEXT WEEK FROM THE SOUTH, PLUS DBAH HAS BEEN GETTING FINE TUNED WITH SAND PLACEMENT FOR THE PAST WEEK, RELOCATABLE SAND PIPES AND BULLDOZERS HAVE BEEN NONE STOP SO WE SHOULD BE  SEEING RESULTS OF ALL THE SAND IN A FEW DAYS

LUKE BICKLEY HAS BEEN ON THE JOB ONCE AGAIN AND HOOKED US UP WITH A FEW FRAME GRABS FROM YESTERDAY

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MORE SAND – NEW BANKS – WE’LL TAKE IT!!

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ROB LAURIE WITH SOME INSIDE SUPPORT

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THE NEW BOARDS ARE SPOT ON

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WAS ALMOST A DIRECT HIT ON THIS KID ON THE INSIDE

WEATHERED

May 12th, 2011 by matthew

PERFECT CONDITIONS ONCE AGAIN TODAY, FLAWLESS A-FRAME PEAKS ALL UP AND DOWN THE BEACH, TODAY WE ALL TOOK OVER BACKPACKS WITH FOOD AND WATER TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF IT, RIGHT NOW AS I WRITE THIS UP MY HAIR FEELS LIKE STEEL WOOL, FACE FEELS AND LOOKS LIKE A WEATHERED TIN ROOF!!! BUT THERE IS NO BETTER FEELING THAN BEING SURFED OUT

ONCE AGAIN LUKE BICKLEY WAS ON THE JOB SWIMMING AROUND FOR HOURS WORKING THE ANGLES, SO HUGE THANKS AGAIN TO LUKE FOR THE FRAME GRABS

ALSO BEST WISHES TO GOOD FRIEND BENNY GOODWIN WHO ALMOST LOST HIS LIFE THERE YESTERDAY WHEN HE WAS KNOCKED OUT IN A HEAVY WIPEOUT, THREE WAVES UNDER BENNY WAS DRAGGED TO THE SURFACE TOTALLY BLUE, BUT REVIVED BY FRIENDS ON THE BEACH AND FLOWN OUT BY HELICOPTER TO HOSPITAL, BY ALL REPORTS BENNY IS RECOVERING FINE AND DOING WELL

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LOVING THE NEW ATTICA SUITS!!

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WILL TAKES A QUICK MOMENT TO RECHARGE THE BATTERY’S

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WINCHESTER KEEPING EM GUESSING

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LAST DITCH

May 11th, 2011 by matthew

TODAY WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF DRIVING UP AND DOWN THE COAST TRYING TO FIND SOMEWHERE JUST A LITTLE BETTER, TODAY MYSELF ALEX ORMEROD DAVE WINCHESTER AND LUKE BICKLEY SPENT MOST OF THE MORNING CHASING OUR TAIL AND PULLING OUR HAIR OUT

PERFECT WINDS AND PLENTY OF SWELL BUT NOWHERE SEEMED TO BE DOING IT, BY MID MORING IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO GO PICK UP GOOD MATE WILL GEORGE WHO’S FLOWN OVER FOR A FEW WEEKS TO HANG IN OZ

BY MID AFTERNOON WINDS WERE FLAWLESS SO WE HEADED DOWN THE COAST BUT ONCE AGAIN TIDES WERE JUST A LITTLE WRONG, SO BACK IN THE CAR TO THE OTHER END OF THE COAST TO FINALLY TASTE THE FRUITS OF OUR HARD LABOUR!!! ABOUT FUCKING TIME!!!

HUGE THANKS TO LUKE BICKLEY FOR SHOOTING VIDEO HERE ARE FEW FRAMES BELOW

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BY THE END OF THE DAY WILL CLAIMED HE’D BEEN “RAPED N PILLAGED”

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DAY ONE AND WILL’S STRAIGHT ON THE JOB

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SORRY ABOUT THE ERATIC BOTTOM TURN HERE, BUT THIS THING WAS A GAGGER!!! ONE OF THE BEST PITS IVE HAD IN A LONG TIME

THANKS PARKO!

May 10th, 2011 by matthew

WHY THE HELL AM I THANKING JOEL PARKINSON? WELL YOU WOULD TOO IF YOU HAD ALOT OF MONEY RIDING ON THE GUY TO WIN THE BELLS BEACH EVENT, IM NO GAMBLER (AFTER LOOSING 2 GRAND IN ONE NIGHT AT THE CASINO) BUT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO PUT A QUICK $50 INTO SPORTSBET AND HAVE A LITTLE DABBLE ON THE SURFING EVENT AT BELLS…THAT $50 SOON TURNED INTO $180….THEN TOO $300..THEN IT CAME DOWN TO JOEL PARKINSON WINNING THE FINAL AT BELLS….BINGO!!! $900 WALK AWAY

SECONDS AFTER PARKOS WIN I HAD ORDERED MY NEW FISHEYE LENS ID BEEN WANTING FOR MONTHS….AND TODAY WE GOT TO TEST IT OUT AT DBAH, WITH ANGLE MAN LUKE BICKLEY BEHIND THE LENS WE MANAGED TO NAIL A FEW NICE CLIPS.

SO THANK PARKO AND BICKLEY FOR THE NEW ANGLES

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SCREAMING EAGLE

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HARD TO FIND A GOOD LEFT ON THE GOLD COAST

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TEENAGE YEARS

May 8th, 2011 by matthew

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FINGAL CAUSEWAY – THE WAVE I LEARNT TO DK ON WHEN I WAS TWELVE YEARS OLD

TAILS FROM THE DARKSIDE – LACKEY AT HOME

May 4th, 2011 by matthew

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ELEMENTS

May 4th, 2011 by matthew

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PAUL CASTLE PHOTO

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THE PAST WEEK HAS BEEN NONE STOP WITH WAVES HERE AT HOME, UNFORTUNATELY I HAVNT HAD A CHANCE TO GET MUCH FILMING DONE, IVE DOING THE WHOLE PHOTO THING WITH PAUL CASTLE …BUT I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE TOM MACFARLANE HOOK ME UP WITH A FEW CLIPS FROM A QUICK SESSION OUT D’BAH

I WILL POST THE CLIP IN NEXT POST

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PAUL CASTLE PHOTO

JUST A HANDFUL

April 30th, 2011 by matthew

PAUL CASTLE HOOKED ME UP WITH A FEW SHOTS FROM TODAY, THIS IS D’BAH, IT STARTED OUT SLOW BUT AFTER AN EMOTIONAL CAFFEE LATTE AT THE LOCAL WHO’S WHO COFFEE JOINT D’BAH HAD SORTED ITS SHIT AND WAS FULL OF FOUR FOOT WEDGES, AND ONLY REALLY A HANDFUL OF BODYBOARDERS OUT AS MOST SURFERS WERE OUT THE SUPERBANK RUNNING EACH OTHER OVER AND NOSE DIVING INTO DRY SAND

THE FORECAST IS LOOKING REALLY GOOD FOR THE COMING DAYS SO SHOULD BE PLENTY MORE POSTS AS THE SHIT HITS THE FAN

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GREY DAYS

April 19th, 2011 by matthew

WAVES HAVE BEEN SMALL BUT FUN FOR THE PAST MONTH, DBAH’S BANKS ARE LOOKING AS GOOD AS THEY GET, LEFT AND RIGHT WEDGY PEAKS ALL UP AND DOWN THE BEACH, JUST LIKE A SKATE PARK

TO BE HONEST, IM SURFED OUT, TIRED AND NEED TO GET TO SLEEP FOR THE SAME SHIT TOMORROW, WELL ACTUALLY BOX COMP RUNS TOMORROW, SO ILL BE PLACING BETS ON BODYBOARDBET.COM INBETWEEN DBAH SESSIONS, I HOPE IS SOLID BOX AND PEOPLE GET HURT!!!

THANKS TO PAUL CASTLE FOR HOLDING DOWN THE TRIGGER TO BRING YOU A FEW SEQUENCES FROM THIS MORN CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE  www.castlevstheworld.blogspot.com

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DBAH SKATEPARK – LIP BASH

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NOT A PRETTY LANDING

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TAIL THROW

TEST DRIVE

April 18th, 2011 by matthew

SOMETIMES YOU JUST KNOW A GOOD BOARD BY THE WAY IT FEELS IN YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU FIRST PICK IT UP, WHEN THE GUYS AT NOMAD SENT ME THE NEW MODEL TO TRY OUT I WAS AMPED ON IT AT FIRST SIGHT, WITH AN ALL NEW SHAPE, NEW TAIL AND NEW RAILS THIS THING WAS LOOKING SPOT ON

THE THING THING IVE NOTICED ABOUT THE BOARD IS THE RAILS, THERE 50/50 MAYBE EVEN PUSHING 40/60 WHICH I HAD NEVER TRIED BEFORE, MAKING THE BOARD SUPER LOOSE AND RESPONSIVE  FOR SHARP BOTTOM TURNS AND FAST SNAPS IN THE POCKET

IVE ONLY BEEN RIDING THE BOARD FOR A FEW DAYS NOW, BUT IM LOVING THE THING

IM JUST AMPED TO BE RIDING A STOCK BOARD THAT ANYONE CAN WALK INTO A STORE AND BUY AND KNOW ITS GOOD

THANKS MARK KEANE FOR THE SHOTS

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IM FINDING THE 40/60 RAILS ARE MAKING THE BOARD SUPER RESPONSIVE GOING FROM RAIL TO RAIL WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT

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THIS ONE WAS A FAST CLOSEOUT WITH NOT MUCH TIME TO GET TO THE SECTION BUT AGAIN WITH THE NEW SHAPE AND RAILS I WAS ABLE TO COME STRAIGHT INTO A FLOAT – THE BOARDS ARE FEELING FAST

WINTER IS COMING

April 17th, 2011 by matthew

RIGHT NOW IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR ON THE GOLD COAST, THE EAST SWELL STACKS UP TO THE HORIZON,MORNINGS BECOME A LITTLE COLDER AND THE ALLDAY OFFSHORES START TO SHOW UP, PLUS RIGHT NOW THE SAND IS PERFECT JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE I CAN THINK OF, BUT ME BEING ME AND ME BEING LAZY I HAVNT LEFT DBAH FOR THE PAST MONTH, AND HOW COULD I!!! ITS BEEN PUMPING!!!

PAUL CASTLE IS “IN BETWEEN JOBS” RIGHT NOW SO HES SHARED A FEW PICS FROM THE PAST FEW DAYS  - THANKS PAUL “MIDDLE NAME GOES HERE” CASTLE

I’VE ALSO BEEN RIDING THE NEW STOCK BOARD FROM NOMAD, THE THING IS GOING INSANE, ITS ALSO GOT A NEW FEATURE WHICH IM AMPED ON, I WILL BE SHOOTING WITH IT OVER THERE NEXT FEW DAYS SO I WILL HOPEFULLY HAVE SOME PICS UP AND TALK ABOUT WHY THIS NEW MODEL IS BETTER THEN FUCKIN EVER!!!!

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THIS IS A STANDARD DBAH WAVE – TAKE OFF INTO ONCOMING SECTION – DBAH IS BUILT FOR DK MAYHEM

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DYLAN IS FINALLY SUPPORTING HIS OWN ASS BY DOING SOME HONEST HARD WORK – MOST FINISH UP THE WEEK AT THE PUB SINKING PISS, AND 90% OF THE TIME SO IS DYLAN, BUT HERE DYLAN FINISHES THE WORKING WEEK WITH A ROMPING SPEED TURN AT DBAH

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TO BE HONEST IVE HIT THIS A LITTLE EARLY WITH MORE SPEED THAN I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH – A CONFUSING MOMENT

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THIS IS GOOD MATE LIAM OBRIEN, LIAM FINDS HIMSELF HANGING OUT AT A GYM MORE OFTEN THEN NOT THESE DAYS, HIS NECK IS SLOWLY FADING AWAY INTO HIS BACK MUSCLES, BUT THE MAN SURE DOES KNOW HOW TO SHOOT WATER

PAUL ABOUT PAUL

April 12th, 2011 by matthew

Castle telling Roach how to get more speed out of his surfing

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TLP: Rumour has it that you’re responsible for shooting most of Roach’s section – any truth to that?

PC: It’s the best section and filming in the movie of course I shot it (sorry that makes me sound up myself ive spent a bit to much time on facebook of late and been picking up some bad habits haha) but yes I can put claim to this question

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Castle has Roach carrying his shit around

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TLP: Tell us about those 3 days and the angles you shot

PC: The 3 days were amazing up at sparrows fart and home at dusk, hanging with Roach was an honor really laid back down to earth and would talk about anything and everything as if he knew everyone for ages. Some how we lucked into days of left-hand wedges basically for roach like taking a kid to a candy stop. The angles I covered were your stock standard straight on but the others were lucky to get as we had full access to the sand pumping (one of lackeys fingal peasants works there) jetty giving me a birds eye few you rarely get over the surf of what was going on and what sets were coming, another bonus of this was being able to fight the horrid east coast sunrise light.

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3 video cameras and 1 water photog all capturing this session from different angles! overkill?….not when Roach is in the water

TLP: As a still’s photographer was it hard to sit and video all-day?

PC: Sit there!?! Was no sitting wish there was thou, as now I need a full reconstruction, which will be coming out of your video sales haha. Filming for the first time was full on you have to be on your game a lot quicker and a lot longer as those pesky video cameras take for ever to start recording, I had triple vision after I stopped filming from looking into the thing all day long, but seeing the results after is very satisfying.

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TLP: Was there a particular highlight from the sessions with roach?

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PC: There’s no one particular highlight from a single session the highlight was 3 days long watching someone I’ve watched on vids for years come to oz for the first time in years and destroy every wave he took off on. Speed style and power

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Calming the Badger

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TLP: Your also renowned as a person that says what everyone else is thinking but would never say…any truth to that?

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PC: Trying to get me in trouble with this one Lackey, I spoke out on something I thought was very serious only the other day that others wouldn’t because they don’t want there facebook numbers to drop, people need to realize this is the real world and this stuff happens every day all over the world, if you think you can go through life having the same friends (acquaintances) then your being stupid, I can count my TRUE friends on both hands and that goes for pretty much everyone in the world

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