A legend for a father, a brace of world titles, a diverse music career and enough travel time under his belt for his passport collection to put the Encyclopaedia Brittanica to shame. Beau Young is proof-perfect that history maketh not the man. Born the son… Read More »BEAU YOUNG: IN ANOTHER GUISE
A diverse crew of shapers, glassers and even board-builders from near and far are poised to attend this year’s Byron Bay Surf Festival Surf Swap-Meet this Saturday (October 27th) at Wategos Beach. Among their numbers, from just down the road in Angourie, is Cal Liddle,… Read More »Byron Bay Surf Festival Swap Meet | October 27th
Sometimes you are fortunate to meet people that you have heard about for years but for some reason your paths don’t cross until they are ready too. That happens quite frequently in Byron Bay, you can live here side by side some great people and… Read More »Simon Jones “Morning of The Earth”
Boards are shaped by shapers, boards are then ridden by surfers, eventually finding their way into a garage, buried by newer and more cherished craft. Occasionally palmed off for a case of beer or a days labour, boards are a commodity among frugal surfers. They… Read More »ESP Board Story – The Vortex
Over the coming weeks, months. It could be regular. Might not be. But Nate Hoppes is our first CG foreign correspondent (apart from Daniel Salfield whom is stuck in Canada), and will bring Common Ground Byron Bay a dose of California. All communities have a… Read More »Trash to Treasure with Cliff Kapono
“Michael Cundith’s Stubbie Revealed” is an insight into the story of MC Surf Designs shaper/surfer Michael Cundith, and the evolution of the “Stubbie” surfboard. The film is Directed by Alasdair Shurman and the late Jonno Howell. Since Jonno’s passing, Alasdair and filmmaker Harry Triglone have… Read More »Michael Cundith’s Stubbie Revealed!