This is the first addition of a new style of blog for me.
I am not very good at keeping anyone up-to-date with whats been happening in my life as you may have noticed. This is partly because I don’t really like the constant in your face vibe that seems to be the norm these days.
So what I am going to try and do is, post up photographs from Mickey’s vaults over the years, of memories and sessions that stand out for me or feel are worth talking about.
First off I am going to post up this session from January 2009 when Greg Long and Grant Baker where over and Tom Lowe dislocated his shoulder on a heavy day at Aileens.
This was my first look when myself, Mickey and Andy our filmer came around on the ski.
I was shitting myself sitting on the ski, while Lowey was already on the peak solo dodging bombs.
We all went for a shoulder hoping paddle to have a look but they were scary conditions if you wanted to get barreled that day.
Greg got smashed on this wave, his brand new leash got wrapped around his feet as he tried to get up and he ended up body boarding down instead.
Thats Twiggy on the shoulder, he reckon it was the best wave he had ever seen at the time. When Tom see’s waves like this he can’t hold himself back.
Loweys first warm up wave.
Serious man down, it was three months until he was back in the water but he re-dislocated the same shoulder again in Tahiti two months later and had six months out after that. These are the harsh realities of surfing heavy waves like this.
Also in more up-to-date news Tom is out of action again for another couple of months from breaking a bone in his foot. It happened on a really heavy day back in March. He know he will be back in no time, cant keep the big man down for long. Good luck brother x