Jack McCoy's Surf Talk and Jam
From Jack McCoy:
We’re heading on tour!
I’ve been so fortunate to be able to live the life I have and thought it’s time to hit the road again to share some of the tales from the tube! Each show will not only include my world renown talk story which will feature a host of surfing legends, but we’ll be joined by a host of Australia’s up and coming musicians.
We’re also excited to announce that we’ll be premiering Dion Agius’ new film for GLOBE starring Dion, Craig Anderson, and Chippa Wilson.
Our first two events coincide with the WSL Tour in Newcastle (April 8) and Narrabeen (April 16). We can assure you they’ll be the hottest tickets in town so make sure you register for the ticket pre-sale.
For here for more information and ticket pre-sales.
‘my world renown talk story’ ... is Jack a nice guy with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek?
Even if he's not taking the piss the guy's a dead-set legend. I reckon he's earned the right.
Even though he's lived here for nearly forty years Jack has retained his American accent, and there's one or two other traits he's held onto too.
Easy to overlook however, as he's a great big, friendly bear of a man.
Yeah,,,,,He weaselled his way into your community and waves and filmed them, then overexposed them, and now most folk are bitching about the crowds. Well quess what...“He was at the vanguard of “His” era”.....Travel to new locations, film them and then expose them, and of course the crowds follow.....sycophantic to a fault.......
Bunyip Dreaming was my favourite epic Oz surf movie...
Here is an insight into how much effort Jack put into filming those great shots & editing.
All good waves & praise for Jack Mac.
When Bob Evan's left this mortal earth Jack filled the void.
Yes, he can talk, and promote like crazy (the product and himself). That all aside, he's a generous bloke and I concur with Stu. He'll hug you to death if you let him.
Jack showed Blue Horizon at the Subi theatre in 2004 or 2005, and in the intermission there was a pack of wax & gear given out to a small grom. Our littlest grom won the wax and went up on to the stage and did a 1 or 2 word interview to a bit of a chuckle from the crowd. He's grown up into a pretty solid surfer, and still has 1/2 the wax bar. Thank you Jack, it was all great to see.
Went to see Jack at Noosa a couple of years back with Wayne Lynch - well worth it. So much history there. Even the audience had surfing royalty in attendance - all very humble, loved it.
Early seventies at his Torquay restaurant
My first intro into Gado-Gado
That was special & he made the night special
Chilled & relaxed
He SOLD the West out big time...All about Jack selling his movies.
Red bluff may look good in all his movies but it sure is sectiony and fickle most days. ive been there twice in the last three years and haven't seen it perfect yet but it didn't get over 5 foot and the swell direction seemed sw or wsw. good winds though. and cool people staying there.
I went to the shop to get a pizza once when a random guy at a camp yelled out "they're closed do you want a beef stragonof ? i said where from? he said ill just go cook it for you at my camp.
I said no thanks but thanks for the offer. That sort of stuff doesn't happen in Sydney.
Jack is a highly creative person. Maybe he did sell out a few places? If not, someone else would have.
My first film night was Asian Paradise at Brighton Town Hall, a different setting and culture to the w/nw suburbs of Melb, where i drove from. I love all his films. For an American/Hawaiian, Jack seems to have a connection or understanding of Aussie culture, which he portrays very well in his films. Some see it as selling out, well id be pretty useless as a surfer without Clothes, board, wetsuit, leggy n wax etc, so whether some like it or not, the surf industry has its place. the surf industry has gone too far, but so has the rest of the world, and we are all caught up in it, as a result all of our doing. Surf films and magazines inspired me to go West, discover places, find a surfing life and inspired me to be a surfer photographer, which Im forever gratefull for, and still enjoying to this day. Still is heaps of un exposed hardcore locations and intermediate out there. Shit loads.