Boardshorts are something we're incredibly passionate about here at TCSS, and possibly what we're best known for. A month or so ago, the Stab team visited Rama in his Bali studio to get some insight into our Boardshort design process and maybe score a couple of empty waves. This forms part of their video series called Trunk Talk. Enjoy!
Pop on down to our Bondi office next Sunday for Demo Daze with Gato Heroi & Misfit surfboards. The guys will have a swag of slides and glides to sample. The afternoon will kick into a lil Christmas shindig thanks to the Los Tones, Rad Dan, Batlow Cider, Pacifico Beer & Bulleit Whiskey.
CJ's just returned to the US after spending a month travelling up and down the East Coast of Oz. He spent his weeks testing out his new collaboration Noserider model that he's developed with South Coast Surfboards shaper, Ian Chisholm. Here's CJ giving the new sled a slide.
Our Spring line, The Sunshine Co. is in stores and online. In the name of quality control we took the new gear into some of the harshest climates known to coastal man.
It all came up trumps and below is a rendition of how it all unfolded.
'Visions of the Inland Sea'(Find copies at your local TCSS retailer or any cafe that has a barista with a beard)
'An Extract from Visions of the Inland Sea : The Strangest Roo Ee Ever Saw'
Outback out here it’s nothing unusual to drive for days without seein’ another
livin soul, and that’s including all critters cos they sure are living and they
There’s the odd buzzard and sometimes a mob of Roo, but on this day we han’t
see hide nor hair of nothing since sun up.
Pedro gives a ‘hoot’ and
plants the brakes and all we can see for a spell is the great cloud of dust
we’ve kicked up in stopping. Then a sad moaning starts up, the likes of which I
never heard. Rough as a buzzsaw and twice as ear splittin’. Up out the truck we
get and the dust is blowing off so we can see the bloody monster what’s makin' the racket.
First thing to notice is it’s the ugliest Roo I ever saw. It’s ears
slopping beside its unlucky mug and big buck teeth to rival me old ladies’ it
was over on all fours with misshapin’ looking hind legs that looked like they
never done hopping in their whole sorry lives. The poor thing was looking at us
with such sad, silly eyes that my first thought was to get me gun and shoot it.
Put the poor bloody thing out of it’s misery,
but we’d used all the bullets on the cans the other day so there was no
helping this thing.
The other Roo’s must give it hell.
We snap a few pics as proof of the abomination and continue up the road, not
We're off to the USA next week and we're taking our good olde' fabric scissors and sewing machines. It's the next leg of the BESPOKE TCSS GOODS - WORLD TOUR.
If you're not familiar with the concept, basically you get fitted and design your own boardshort alongside a TCSS designer. Choose from 6 fabrics to mix & match!
The dates are as follows;
Thalia Surf, Laguna Beach California - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July
TCSS is a slippery little creature. Wrestled from the minds, pencils & sketchbooks of a small few in Australia & the United States, it has been fed on a strict diet of colourful foam mowers, soulful skeg flexers (past & present) and the versatility of the humble surf craft beneath our feet. It currently resides in the back shed, along with the wolf rider & a sewing machine, stitching tidy tees & trunks for it's owners & whoever else might be interested.