I thought I’d take this opportunity to share my love and admiration for the explosive, 100 metres of ocean that keeps me coming back for more every day.
Hi, my name is Bruce Ellis and I like to spend my spare time documenting surfing along the West Australian coastline.
From a young age I’ve loved the ocean. As soon as I would dive in, the cold, weightlessness and freedom I felt, would reset my mind and put things into perspective.
The summer afternoons here in Puerto Escondido are like a mixed plate of tacos. Storms may accumulate over the adjoining mountain range & sweep out to sea as fast as they formed.
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Continuing our Gage Roads Summer Surf Coast series we get down and dirty in Marcus Hyett’s shaping shed to hear about growing up in the wildest parts of Victoria, learning to shape from one of the greats, and an unbreakable connection with the ocean that’s led to a career making surfboards. Marcus is a young shaper from Torquay who we also featured last year at our sold out Behind The Shaper event in Melbourne.
Next up in our Gage Roads Summer Surf Coast series we chat to long-time local, Winki charger, and respected shaper, Michael Van Der Klooster… AKA Vanda. We’re catching up in his new big ass ‘factory’ behind Torquay Bunnings. Last time we saw him he was operating out of a backyard shaping bay. The new factory seems about five times bigger isn’t just a shaping shed but also a retail outlet for all things surf.
From his first blog with us in July 2018 - we got back in touch with 18 year-old up-and-comer Ashton Herman from Cali, and asked him a few questions about how his photography has evolved over the years.