Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Eddie and the Surfer Pole

Here is a few links if anyone is interested in voting.

My name has been put forward (by the Irish Surfing Association) for the Eddie Aikau at Waimea bay.
If anyone would like to vote you can go to

Also Surfer Magazine are having a poll for the photo of the year.
This is one of Mickey's photo's from back in January. Hat off to Mickey once again, for nailing another perfect shot. Cheers pard.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Handy Cam

This was the end of the winter, myself and Mickey were just messing around.
I am holding the big camera that we used to make PO3 with under my arm like a ruby ball.
It was kind of heavy listen to me shouting at Mick.
Cant wait to do this with a proper camera!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Costa Rica

I was just at the World games in Playa Hermosa Costa Rica.
We did not do so great but it was a fun trip all the same.
There was thirty six countries in the contest.
The USA won it with the French second. Jeremy Flores won the opens.

It was the most people I have ever seen on the beach, crazy!
The whole team got to go zip lining through the rain forest after the contest.
It was great fun and had the best views of the beach below.

Collita! She was the Irish team mascot she lived by our side for the whole trip.
Coolest dog.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Head Butt

Here is my face plant at Gnaraloo. 
It was our last day of the trip, low tide and pumpin.
I had made too really good wave before and was feeling really good and I guess I got a bit too cocky.

I thought I was going to be in a whole pile of crap when it first happened but it worked out ok.

I would like to thank, Dino's dad who picked me up on the ski, his mum for holding my hand through the whole thing. Thank George his family and all the guys in the camp for helping in whatever way they could. And the biggest thanks to Tim the heart/plastic surgeon who stitched me up right there and did a great job. 

I feel lucky with only getting 16 stitches as it was very nearly my eye.
All is good now, got back in the water in two week, just look like bit of a scar face.

I really feel for Tom who is out for four months with his shoulder.
Get better soon brother!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Desert Life

Here is a few shots from life in the desert this summer. Had top trip with my girlfriend and good friends Mick an Riv, besides a little bump on the face which I will tell you later.

I enjoy it up there so much. We had a couple of pumpin swells. But besides that I just love that there is nothing to do up there and your just stuck there. You get to meet all sorts of interesting people. Its a true get away from it all trip.

Its some drive!

Ozzy Matt.