Sunday, February 28, 2010

My new HP.

Check out my new Hp that SJ shaped up for me. It's so siiiiccckkk.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dreaming of Noosa

A few pics Keith Novosel shot of me while I was in Noosa a few weeks ago. Gosh I miss Noosa. I'm looking forward to heading back up for the Festival of Surfing in a couple of weeks time. Happy Days.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Doug's Quiver

This is Doug Walters from the central coast with a few of his Valla Surfboards. All boards shaped by Paul Joske.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday Tripping

Went on a day trip a couple of hours down the coast on Saturday with my friends, Hans & Linde, Brett, Jaya, Tom and Jack. There were some beautiful peelers rolling through - perfect for the fishes, Logs, Alaias and Vectors. It was really nice after a long week in the factory to jump in the car and enjoy a full day of surf.

Long Peelers...

Friends & Bakery Treats

A selection of the boards we surfed.

So I decided to change my URL of my blog.
Please change any links, to this new URL.

Friday, February 19, 2010


I found this pic in NZ this year in a book called 30 years of surf photography by Daisy day. Its Sage and I with a Hot curl and a 8'9 Alaia.

Talk Between Waves

Paddling back to the lineup having a chat. When you're surfing a wave its usually an individual endeavour... but paddling out and waiting for waves can be quite social. Front to back" is Evan, Jack, myself and Brett.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Doug and Dan

This is Dan and Doug - son and father from the central coast, with some of their Valla Surfboards quiver. Doug was good friends with my dad back in the 70's and over the years he has aquired quite a few of dad's shapes. I love the look of the concave single-fin (second from right). Dan's quiver (first 3 boards from left) include a Volta, Vector and an 8'9" Alaia.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wrestling and Glassing

Spent this morning wrestling foam. Jack has ordered a 9'8" Noserider which I'm shaping out of a big thick polystyrene blank. I say wrestling because thats what it felt like... trying to make the styrofoam conform to the shape in my mind. A lot of the time I was knocking out bumps. Looking down the rail contours - sighting the bumps - sneaking up on them - hitting the spot - then looking down the rail contours again. By lunchtime my eyes were tired and I was noticing more and more bumps. I know it will look a lot better in the morning.
This afternoon I glassed a couple of tints. I enjoy taping the laps and mixing the colours. And I love the slick look of wet resin and watching how the different coloured resins interact when they touch.
Above pic: Angela raab

Tom woods.

This photo is a speed blur that Tommy woods snapped up of me riding a small Valla Alaia that PJ shaped for my good friend Harley Ingelby. I love how this photo captures the Speed, slide and glide that we all enjoy on timber.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Papua New Guinea

So on the last day's of January I left Australia for the first time.
My destination was Papua New Guinea.
I was there for a week.
The surf was fun 4ft ripable rights and lefts.
Some real possibility's for world class waves.
My travelling partners were Swilly, Clinton Guest, Sam White and Jess Roberts.
Overall it was a amazing week.
Here are a limited amount of photographs,
plus a little quiver shot of two new sleds that I took with me.
A 5'8 Verve and a Vector.
Have a look at my blog if you want the full story.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

White Stripes

Found these pics of a Volta fish and log I made for a friend in Japan last year.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Chris Prestidge shot this pic of me a few weeks back now at Crescent. Check out his work at

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Old Wood

My dad Paul Joske making an alaia from local wood in the Hinako Islands.

Pics: AK

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Old Curves

I made this board a while ago inspired by my love for old mals and after watching Midget Farrelly tearing at Bells Beach in the movie 'Hot Generation'. It is 9' 2 1/4" x 22 3/8" x 2 7/8" with a stringerless contsruction glassed light with 4oz cloth. Planshape is hippy at back and pulled in and parrallel through the nose. Rocker is a little tweaked as I put it in when I was glassing the board.
Lately I have been having a ball on this board. I love the way the rolled bottom rolls you up onto your rail through turns and I am surprised how well the board locks in on the nose and trims through sucky little sections. I think the nose rocker flattens out when I'm on the nose due to the absence of a stringer. Fun.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Summer Shots

The surf was mostly small this summer but I tried to get out most mornings. This particular morning the surf was almost unrideable but I went for a splash anyway with my mate Dan and his dad Doug from the central coast. My other buddy Tim took some snaps from a cheap waterproof camera he got with a 'Waves' magazine. The pics are below and I am really amazed he got anything at all... it was so small! I even looks kind of fun.



Pics: Timothy Mouton

Monday, February 8, 2010

Back on Board

Just got back home from my week long impromptu holiday up to Noosa and back. Caught up with family and lots of friends and spent 5 days with Derek Hynd at Noosa in his Campervan chasing point waves. I am a pretty hopeless photographer but I took some happy snaps when I remembered to. I didn't get any good shots of the surf... I was just too frothing to get out there and forgot all about my camera.

It's good to be home refreshed and I'm looking forward to hooking into my outstanding board orders and also do some more blog posts.

I just love surfing at Noosa. Such a pretty place and such a pretty wave. The waves break mostly over sand and the points are lined with rocks and gum trees.

Photo top left : Derek hanging with sammy - Derek is a dog lover and stops, pats and talks to every dog he meets. Photo middle top: Myself, Derek and Belinda - I first got to know Derek and Belinda a few years back on King Island and it was great to catch up again. Also above is the campervan we called home (well sort of) for 5 days.

Surfing and hanging out with Derek is always fun. He has a wealth of knowledge and has an interesting insight into surfing and people. It's always interesting conversation. He also has mastered his own unigue style of friction free surfing - low sweeping turns and spins, smoothly seamed together. Above pics: AK

Above pics of myself by AK.

A couple of random pics of the longboards I took with me and one of Derek's many finless boards.

A messy Burleigh Heads this morning.

Monday, February 1, 2010


I'm up the Gold Coast right now and should be shooting back home tomorrow with some more blanks and materials... After all people are waiting for their boards. But the swell has come up and the wind has turned south, and I suspect the waves are going to be pumping a few hours north. When the surfs good you have to try and get out there, thats the whole point of working hard isn't it? So please be patient with this blog, and please be patient if your waiting for your board... I'll work harder to make up the time when I get home. Hope your getting some waves too.