Lachlan Manley grew up in Point Lonsdale and started surfing in Grade 6 with his mates. He started on a rubber surf matt then progressed to riding what he describes as a heavy “log of a surfboard”. His early surf heroes included Tom Carroll, Mark Richards, Tom Curren, Kong, Martin Potter and Occy.
There are a few pros to being a music writer. One of them is getting along to see new artists at unique venues. To be quite frank, I had never been inside Suttons House Of Music until a fortnight ago when I headed there to see Mia Wray support Tim Rogers on a Thursday night.
So The Weekly’s wrapped for another year and it’s hard not to feel a little disappointed. Wait, no – not disappointed that it’s over, disappointed that this year felt like nothing more than a retread of last year, and last year wasn’t all that impressive either.
Hello again, everyone! Hope you’re all having a swell time – at the time of writing this, I’ve just emerged from an assignment-related social exile, and there’s nothing quite like a few days’ worth of writing (or, more likely, pretending to write) about risk management to make you long for a good comic. Luckily for me, this week’s book is a real doozy.
BELLES is an new exhibition exploring the lives of the female surfers who have graced the waves at Bells Beach. Presented by the Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay the exhibition features rare photographs, surfboards and posters which tell the story of Bells female surfers.