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Sharpy’s new 6’6" resin tinted fun board

Posted in: News, Uncategorized by Richard Harvey on November 23, 2008

Michael worked for me at the Miami Surf Shop so it was a pleasure to shape him a supa special. It must have been blue week. This is a fun board, thicker and wider with plenty of buoyancy in the rails to make surfing enjoyable again. Fin box combinations allow him to surf it as a single or any number of three fin variations. If you’re not havin’ fun you’re missing the point.

Shirley’s new modern mal

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8’6″ Nice sky blue bottom and a Hawaiian inspired mauve to pink floral deck spray. The polish makes it glow, or maybe it’s just that Shirley is stoked with her new board. Nothing like a new custom made board just for you.

Reunion Nov 2008

Posted in: News, Uncategorized by Richard Harvey on November 20, 2008

The clubs on the northern end of the Gold Coast are having a reunion on the 30th November at Narrowneck. Manly Pacific, Main Beach, Windansea and North End are combining for what promises to be a loud and memorable event. 

A limited number of t shirts are available on the day or pre ordering at Available in sizes from med to xxxxl.
Spirit of Adventure Volume One by Richard Harvey

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My book has finally been proofed and the first copies are being shipped and should arrive at Burleigh shortly. There are three order options available, Soft cover, Hardcover with a dust jacket and the Image wrap. They are now available for pre-order by emailing and will come signed and numbered. The signed and number copies are limited to 300. 

Soft Cover signed and numbered…  AU$69.99
Hard cover signed and numbered (Dust Jacket)…  AU$89.99
Image wrap signed and numbered…  AU$94.99
Freight extra depending on location.
Copies are available directly from the publisher and can be shipped to any address worldwide, although by saving on the freight (to Australia and then to another destination) the book won’t be signed. 
You can preview the first few pages of the book on line at the publishers website or at Harveysurf Gallery 63 Lower West Burleigh Rd Burleigh Heads. mob. 0414 557624  (these prices are in US funds.)

Whenever the waves were up there would always be a few of us watching and discussing the pros and cons of the conditions. What time the tide would be the best, which direction the wind and swell were coming from and what was going to happen tomorrow. Of course, in true surfing style, someone would always bring up how good it was yesterday. Which in turn would invariably lead to surf tales, some true and some coloured to enhance the details.

The stories over the years became wide and varied and no matter which group there was gathered, whether on the beach at Pipeline, Hawaii, or standing under the tall Norfolk Pines in the park overlooking the point at Burleigh in Queensland, tales would arise of great adventures, some terrifying and others so inspiring that they made you want to go on a discovery of your own.

Every surfer I have ever met had a story or two that was worthy of telling, so I am contributing some of my tales which I hope will add to the creatation of a wealth of history and culture of our life and times.

These are some of the adventures I’ve had over the past 40 years. More recently venturing away from the awesome power of distant surf breaks like Samoa, or north west Africa, to experience the dry powder snow mountains of Hokkido in Japan.

Whenever an opportunity arose, I would pack my bags and camera and head off to wherever the Spirit of Adventure would lead. Always open to be bombarded with the experiences, sights and friendships that make us who we are.

Road to Crescent Heads

Posted in: News, Uncategorized by Richard Harvey on November 14, 2008

Another in the “Road Series” inspired by my Crescent trip earlier this year. Proudly owned by Bryan Hughes, Little Island Surfboards, now living in Bicheno on  the east coast of Tasmania.