Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Earlier this year Nathan Oldfield and his beautiful family, Sage and myself traveled to NZ to test ride a range of historically accurate handcrafted timber boards by both Paul and Sage Joske. We took with us a range of fishes,a log,a hotcurl, 3 alaia's and a KiKo'o. The picture above was taken by Nathan Oldfield at Manu Bay, Ragland. this is me slipping into to a sneaky one on my 8'9 alaia, what a joy.....

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Jack Lives Here

My good friend and Valla Teamrider Jack Lynch. Pics: Angela Raab

Friday, September 25, 2009

PJ Special

My friend Luke ordered a board off me recently and we based the board on an old single fin my father loved riding in 1970.

Paul Joske Circa 1970 at Mullawarra riding the original board.

I love searching through our stash of old templates. Anybody who knows my dad well know's how particular he is with documenting surfboard information.

Also found an old Stylar brand blue tint. Was really happy with the colour.

Luke with his new board, just before we slid into a few fun waves.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Who is this guy.......

I found this clip on you tube check it out...

Monday, September 21, 2009

check this out....

Our good friend Nathan Oldfield made this clip for valla surfboards a year ago.
It's a little insight to the valla surf boards thing.....

Valla Surfboards Promo from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


AS EASY AS 123 from Jack Lynch on Vimeo.

Here's a little flick of Myself riding a
9'4 Log mowed by Sage Joske
videographed by Hugh Edawards

Friday, September 18, 2009


This is Brett Caller hangin ten on his Valla log and blasting on his Valla "Volta" fish. Classic guy, love surfing with him!
Pics: ST Images

Work In Progress

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Sage Joske, getting a little bit of shaper's feedback through the soles of his feet, Many Bay, Raglan, New Zealand.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Valla Fish

Introducing the Valla Fish with model logos and colourways by Jim Mitchell and Ben Waters from TCSS.

Verity - Exploring the origins of the fish

Vibe - Traditional style fish for smooth riding

Volta - High performance, speedy and draws the longest lines.

Verve - High performance, fits in the pocket, draws shorter arcs.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The man behind it all.....

check out these cool picks of paul from the 70's

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Trim Line

My father Paul Joske made me this alaia replica from one of the boards he saw in the Bishop Museum, Hawaii. It is 8'9" and made from a single slab of paulownia.

The underwater shots were taken by my friend Andrew Kidman and shows how the alaia moves through the water and how the rail interacts with the wave.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The joys of Byron bay.

A playground we enjoy every afternoon.

TCSS on Me Surf

Surf website "Me Surf" has just posted up a little article on the "Critical Slide Society" it has some cool images that Nathan Oldfield took of Sage Joske and Brett Caller from Valla Surfboards.
CLICK HERE to have a read.