This is how you celebrate International Surfing Day.
It's been a big twelve months for Gold Coast shaper Gary McNeil. The one time production manager at Nev and JS has struck out on his own. Unencumbered with the politics of business he now concentrates on the business of design creating the best surfcraft he can for test pilot Dave Rastovich and anyone else who waltzes through his factory door.
Fifty years after the 1964 World Titles at Manly, which attracted 400,000 television viewers, professional surfing has repeatedly failed to reach the heights its adherents believe it deserves. The Sage of Noosa, Phil Jarratt, strokes his chin and ruminates on a not-so-modern quandary.