Fellow Swellnetonians pay homage to long range (veteran) surf forecaster AndyM

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truebluebasher started the topic in Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 at 4:06pm

Gold Coast Bulletin July/13/2017 [Entertainment]
[Voice of the Surf Andrew Mc Kinnon farewells airwaves after 28 years with Sea FM].

C'mon AndyM forecast a Swellnet exclusive... who's in the lineup for air waves.

*Fellow caller Terry 'Tappa' Teece is riding high on a good wavelength. FM Metro
*Everyones go to surf reporter Glen 'Rocky' Rawlings T.V. 9
*Liz Cantor T.V.7 calls a wave as good or better than any guy.
*Natalie Gruzlewski hosted Prime Surf TV + countless surf reports.
*Paul Burt (Fishing)T.V.7 veteran wave caller.
*Warren Young (Lifeguard)T.V.9 calls every break back to front.

Feel free to add newbreed Gold Coast Surf servers...
*Luke Monro T.V.7 adds perspective....
*Reggie 1029FM reads a wave well.

Gold Coast Bulletin June/17/2015
[Surf reporter John Charlton just doing his job].
Since...Mid 80's with Brownies Coastwatch T.V. 7 Qld

1960/70's "4GG Skywatch @ Radio Antenna" (Short'n'Sweet surf report tune)
As a grom I thought sky-high surfing of radio waves 'd be the coolest career choice.
Was it Murray Bourton or Murray...? Who was 4GG Skywatch Surf caller.(Anyone!)

Before that... I guess Beach Radio may have chorused Surfs Up!

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thermalben Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 at 4:07pm

Plus the many websites that have come and gone over the years. 

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blindboy Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 at 5:10pm

Mark Warren on 2SM.

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truebluebasher Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 at 7:24pm

Thanks Swellnet... that's a more fitting send off for our star.
Right you are 'thermalben' to include websites.

List extension... (Iconic Website Surf forecasters)
Swellnet Ben our favourite forecaster since 1998.
John Charlton (re: Above) forecasting on Coastalwatch since 1998.

Cheers to all Surf forecasters for getting out of bed. Shout you all a coffee! Hooroo!

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wally Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 at 7:42pm

Didn't Phil Jarratt do a Sydney radio surf report back in the day?

I have a memory, maybe it is a dream, of watching a free to air channel's profile of Phil.

Scene : Late at night. Phil, in his room, pouring another drink and lovingly putting on another Frank Sinatra record. I'm pretty sure it was Sinatra's classic, 'In the wee small hours of the morning'.
Cut to dawn, which is only a few hours later. Phil awakes with the alarm and very cautiously and tenderly walks across to the window and opens up the venetian blinds the barest minimum on account of his alcohol-induced light sensitivity. Phil peers at the water thru the ocean glimpse provided from his house which is a couple of hundred metres from his beach. Phil then rings the radio station with his cheery and authoritative daily all-Sydney surf report. Phil then goes back to bed.

It was a pretty neat little film piece.

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stunet Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 at 7:39pm

Phil expands on his surf reporting 'career' in his memoirs, Life Of Brine.

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Phil Jarratt Friday, 14 Jul 2017 at 9:35am

Good memory, Wal. It was a show called GTK on the ABC just before the evening news. The whole filthy story, as Stu says, is in the book, out in a couple of weeks, including adventures with the Pig of Steel and our very short-lived 2JJ Serf Show.

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blindboy Friday, 14 Jul 2017 at 9:25pm

Phil, I was trying to invent some outrageous fictional event to ask if you had included it in the book. Then I realised I couldn't come up with anything that wasn't entirely feasible. Looking forward to a (insert adjective of choice) read.

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toneranger Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 at 9:36pm

Ted Bainbridge-'On the beach for 3xy'. early seventies

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truebluebasher Friday, 18 Aug 2017 at 5:09pm

Just today singing this jingle ...' Mick Carey's Surf and Beach Report'... (A pert swingin' No.)
From 4GG Skywatch came Currumbin Shaper Mick Carey's mid 70's moniker. Surely! Huh!
Late '70's/Early '80's I swear another surfer flew the coop....As I alluded to earlier.
Ending in 80's the title switched to said surf plane hire company's ' Lanhams Beach Report'.
OK! This is a rare surf genre and I'm making little headway. Pleased to say the list is growing!

Be so cool ! Lost tapes with calls of Kirra is cranking..I can see Kegs! Roger/Wilco..
Burleigh is Barrell'n..repeat..Burleigh is Barrell'n/Affirmative. Can you read me! Over! Base?

I recall those Surfair reports were much anticipated & well received. Shh!..OK! ...Tools Down!
Early 80's T.V.News Surf video shot down the Surfair radio Stars.

I swear in Late 70's Bill Bohlman (Stubbies Director) Did Radio Forecasts as with Comp calls!
Anyone got fav' worldly/local Surf reporters/ Surfair jocks?