Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wipeout Pt 2

Wipeout Pt 1..

Just found this old sequence of me from a outer reef in Hawaii a few years back... Snapped my brand new 9'6 Dennis Pang Gun on this wave and had a long swim in... Oh well.. Was fun though.
Thanks Hank Foto for the shots..

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Road to the Eddie Ceremony Part 1

Hi guys.. Well i was lucky enough to get on the Alternate list this year for the In Memory of Eddie Aikau Event... Although i am too far down the list to get a chance to surf if it does run they do have a opening ceremony each year which is just so cool to be apart of.. So me and Joss have set off for about 10 days of Hawaii time to be there for the Ceremony.. This will be my 3rd time on the list and one day i hope to get on the main list and have the honor to surf in the event ... We will be trying to post a video blog daily to see whats happening out here on the Nth Shore leading up to the event. The Sunset event of the Triple Crown kicks off tomorrow and with a solid 10-12 ft swell forecast for Sunday hopefully we can entertain you while we are here.. Take care and see you soon... JM...

Here is PT 1....

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The PELAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well it's been a while everyone ..Sorry it has been a busy few months with travelling and getting ready for a wedding. But i did just manage to sneak away for 2 weeks to the Mentawai's Island's in Indonesia for a SUP Surfing trip with a great crew.. Jason Kenworthy organised the trip and put together a epic bunch of people and on a world class boat the Pelagic. On the Boat we had Dave Kalama , Chuck Patterson, Slater Trout, Connor Baxter, Dave Boehne, and Talia Gangini plus Editor of SUP Magazine Joe Carberry and Videographers Brent Deal and Bryce Lowe-White and Jason was Shooting stills along with his assistant Kevin Voegtlin.. So we had all angles covered.
I'm not going to go into too much detail about the trip as it will be covered in SUP Magazine and also hopefully made into a cool litte doco. But we did get some fun waves and everyone was surfing great and going for it.. Was a great mix of Youth and Experience.
What i did want to touch on was the Boat and crew.. What a great way to see the Mentawai's and access all areas and waves. The Pelagic and its Captain Griff made us so welcome and the crew on the boat were Epic. There was enough food that u couldn't eat it all even if you tried.. And with a crew like ours that is hard. There were Bintang's a plenty and good times.. If you are thinking of a boat trip i highly recommend these guys. Especially if u are looking to take your SUP's Griff has it dialled with where to go and how to stay away from the crowds.. We didn't surf with another boat the whole trip which was so good.. There is also a Jet Ski and Smaller Skiff on the Boat to zip you in and out of the breaks and to go and check spots as well...
So if u get the urge go and check out http://www.pelagic-charters.com/... I guarantee you wont be disappointed. So it's now back to reality and time to get my ass into some heavy training. Molokai will be here before i know it.. Take care JM

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Victorian SUP Weekend....

Well i was Lucky enough to be invited to go to Victoria this past weekend for a few SUP events. Paul and Lynda Lim invited me down to take part in the Peninsula Paddle from Sorrento to Portsea which was in aid of raising money for a group called Rec Link(who help under privileged kids and kids who have social issues and get them back into activities in the outdoor world). That was on the Saturday then on Sunday i travelled to Sandringham to take part in SHQ Cerebus Paddle.. It was a fun 5 km out and back course along the coast . It was great to see a big turnout and see that SUP Racing in Victoria is well on its way with plenty of races and support down there.. The people were great and it was fun hanging out with everyone. Me and Jacko were travelling together and Woogie was also in town for a Demo Day so it was good to see QLD showing some support. I just want to say thankyou to everyone for making us feel so welcome and i had a great time Sunday arvo having a few beers with some of the crew and then me and Jacko finished off with a trip to the Casino... Unsuccessful trip haha... Keep paddling and look forward to my next venture down south.. Take care JM
Ive attached a little clip of our trip...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lets Unite and Make a Difference.

Here is a Press Release about a Fundraising Event a few friends and i have come up with.. If you can please try and get a team together or come paddle by yourself for however long and take part. Only $25 per person to be involved in a great event that will help countless people.. Thanks JM

Media Release


For Immediate Release

In response to the recent Queensland floods Gold Coast stand up paddleboarders will this weekend come together and paddle in teams for 24hrs in an effort to raise much needed funds for the victims of Queenslands largest natural disaster.

The paddle marathon which is being led by nine time world paddleboarding champion Jamie Mitchell, his brother Justin Mitchell who runs the Jamie Mitchell School of Paddle and Surf and Paul Jackson owner of Paddleboarding retailer ROAR Industries will be held on Currumbin Creek starting at midday on Saturday the 5th of February and continue through until midday Sunday.

Jamie who will this year make his annual pilgrimage to Hawaii to take on the worlds best in an effort to secure an unprecedented 10th straight World Championship said “When you see the devastation caused by events like these it’s easy to be left feeling powerless to help, the fact is that you can help and this is our way of doing our small part to help those that have lost so much of what we generally take for granted.”

Paul Jackson who recently returned from winning Australia’s premier SUP distance race in Western Australia is intending to undertake the marathon solo said “The lives of the people affected by these floods have been changed forever, for us to take 24hrs out of our lives to raise some money for our fellow Queenslanders feels like the least we can do.”

Justin Mitchell a former international paddleboarding champ who now runs the Jamie Mitchell School of Paddle and Surf says that the event has already had great support from local business through the donation floodlights and other equipment needed to safely stage a paddling event throughout the night.

The trio of paddleboarding champs are encouraging all members of the paddleboarding community to get involved with the event this weekend. All monies raised through the paddle marathon will be donated to flood victims through the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal.

Individuals and teams wishing to take place in this great community event should contact Justin Mitchell to register on 0416 075 994.

When – Saturday the 5th of Feb Starting Midday-to-Midday Sunday the 6th of Feb

Where – Currumbin Creek (Winders Park)

Contact – Justin Mitchell 0416 075 994