Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Flew home to South Oz for a 30th.......

I went for a drive down the Fleurieu Peninsula to Victor Harbor, stopped off at Goolwa and Middleton beaches nice.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Friday, December 25, 2009

critical christmas all our riders & sliders & good time gliders a very happy xmas from TCSS... thanks to everyone for their support during our first year of making sea trousers!

northern xmas 1909

southern xmas 2009

kiddies corner christmas by Tim Hixson 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lonely Island

I took the above shots at Coney Island NY in September. Was a stinking hot day and the place was deserted. The hand painted typography made the long train ride out worthwhile. Monkeys delivering giant Hotdogs and Clams with Top Hats..who would have thought.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hayden Voyage

had a visit from Hayden Cox last week when he brought home my new "Nothing Suss" board - a project we're collaborating on together. Part of the Plunder series due for release next year, it's a single fin stubbie shape for all types of conditions up to 6-8 ft faces. Took it for a test drive at Macs on the weekend - Kid Carl, Brown Trout & Jay Gill all gave it the seal of approval. Goes like a rocket yessir.

All photos by Hayden on his boat trip over to TCSS hq

Monday, December 14, 2009

liquid salt

.... just spent a few good hours reading through the different profiles of surfin' folk at Liquid Salt including Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Gerry Lopez and local lad Luke Taaffe.

a simple format, each subject is asked the same questions about what makes them tick... the consistent theme is a love of the ocean & mexican food

Buttons photo by Jeff Devine
oceanic art by Luke Taaffe

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Sage Joske, happy to be part of the Critical Slide Society, as am I.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

in deep

missed from the line up is Dean from Alpine Surf since he moved South to Vicco, but good to see he's not wasting his mornings........

.... wednesday, dean, dick van straalen 6'6 sigle fin, good times

photos Matthew Hogan

Dane Peterson/new website

Dane Peterson has always done an awesome job of combining his two passions - surfing & photography.

The most stylish foam dancer has a new website showcasing his considerable talents. A couple of pics from the site below:

and Dane sent us this one of Critical Slider Matt Cuddihy performing a fine balancing act:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Called Hawaii - We're just Swell thanks!

And 50ft of it. The Quikky Eddie Aikau comp has been postponed until the big swell hits, currently it's only at around 25ft and needs it to hit 40ft before they can kick it off. 'The swell is being compared to the legendary waves that battered the coasts on December 1969, known as the biggest to hit the North Shore in the past half-century.' taken from big island video news. If anyone has any photos from Oahu, shoot em on through. We'd love to post them.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Little Black Wheels Premiere


Steven Harrington for Arkitip

Critical Slide LA based artist, Steven Harrington has designed the most recent issue of Arkitip magazine. You can purchase a copy of the mag here. Check out more of Steven Harrington's work here. Watch the Steven Harrington Chronicle below. Prolific!

The Desert: 128 Miles Northeast of Los Angeles from Arkitip, Inc. on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Shawn Stussy Blogs Good

I fondly remember back in the early 90's when Stussy first dropped into Australian stores. Within days I had mastered the Stussy logo with a Posca pen and emblazoned it across both my pencil case and underside of my school bag. I got a tip-off that Shawn has a rockin blog with a mix of fashion, surf and fine women, three things in the TCSS top 5. Nice shot of da CAT..