Here i stand writing to my blog today in a little bit of a predicament. I currently have no major sponsor, no job and no income. After chasing the tour all of last year and resigning a 3 year contract last July this is a fair ‘kick in the nuts’ as some would say. I feel like i am 15 again applying for jobs washing dishes or waitering at restaurants, shock horror being 18 (almost 19)...
HAWAII thus far
Ever make a decision whilst drunk then wake up the next morning wondering what the hell you were thinking? Thats how i feel about my decision to re visit the North Shore this season. So far i have had one wave out Pipe that i got burned on and recieved 5 or 6 welcoming punches too the head from a testosterone fueled monkey and my room mate Ben Harney has been mugged outside of our house in...
Been getting sick waves out the Island and other local spots this week, while you’re waiting for the shots check out these two frames from Louis Heath and Mitch Fong of a well known and a not so well known spot.
Surfed the south coast yesterday morning then pinned home for a session at the local haunt. Can tell i’ve been practising backflips lately haha. Frames by Steve Jedro and Nathan Anderson.
first waves of 2013
Spent my surf of the year out the local haunt, Suck Rock images by Mitchell Fong
Blogs, sunburn and waves.
Well i’m gonna start by saying I have been really in-active with this blog and i’m sorry to anyone who regularly checks it out. I don’t really have an excuse but or anyone that really wants to know whats up all the time you should check out my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thesamstrachan i have pretty much moved my blog there as it seems the blogging world seems to be...
Clean up Bali.
A month or two ago an Orphanage that my family helps out in Bali held an event in Bali to clean up the beach. The beautiful beaches over there are getting so polluted and it definitely isn’t the locals doing this. If you go on a trip to bali this Winter make sure you clean up after yourself because it definitely isn’t the locals jobs to be cleaning up after tourists. Here are some of...
SHARK ISLAND CHALLENGE
We are on stand-by for Monday and Tuesday next week forecast is looking good so finger crossed competition can finally run! Here is a shot from earlier in the year out there to build some amp. Another angle of this wave features in the new LeBoogie mag out this week! photo//Steve Jones
Signed with Turbo bodyboards for another 3 years this week, caught up with Jeff from Riptide mag to talk about the resigning. Here is the interview as well as two clips from Mitch Payne. http://www.riptidemag.com.au/news/21-news/5705-sam-strachan-signing
New podcast// “Need no company” filmed and edited by Mitch Payne creative.
So… my blogs been pretty inactive lately. I have been pretty lazy to be honest but i have been having serious troubles with the internet over here so i’m going to blame it on that! I have spent 3 weeks in Chile and have another 3 in Brazil chasing the IBA tour competitions. Been a real fun trip so far and i have to day Brazil is one of my favourite places in the world. Only been here...
Thursday the 5th of April.
Had a sick day yesterday, got some slabs out the island in the morning then did some tows with a few of the boys in the arvo up the beach. Here are some frames from Nick Miranda check out his site www.surferstension.com
all frames courtesy of spyro and spryo junior. (jacob hein and gnarly carter)
Small day at pipe, check out the new 2012 turbo V colours aswell. photos - Heath Lawless