Assistant Manager - Hobart
We have an exciting opportunity at our Hobart Store store. Please see job advertisment for more information. Position closes on Tuesday 11th March.
Brendon Hill takes Second
On 15th Feb 2014, Red Herring Surf's Team Rider Brendo 'Hillbilly' entered the 2014 Nike X SbA AM Titles - Tasmania. He skated really well despite an injury and nailed his heat. He was stoked with his final run which placed him 2nd moving him through to the Champion round in Melbourne in October!
Photo by Matty Hooker
Mikaela from Burnie Tells All
Late last year Oakley ran an Australian and New Zealand wide competition to all crew that sold their premium eyewear. Mikaela from our Burnie store was a lucky winner out of hundreds out there. She won a trip of a life time to the USA to check out the Oakley factory and then headed to Aspen in Colorado to catch the X Games.
Here is what she had to say about her time stateside…
“I had a sick time away in Aspen! Met some amazing crew, 5 guys from the mainland and 1 from NZ, they were all super friendly and we got along so well.
Started the trip off in LA, headed down to Foothill Ranch for an access all areas pass to the Oakley factory, where we sussed out all aspects of the brand from marketing and research through to design and manufacturing.
Aspen was all time, Oakley put us up in a condo in Snowmass village right on the mountain so we pretty much boarded straight outta there every morning!
At night we bused it down to the X Games and checked it out from our VIP suite.
The X games were awesome! We watched Oakley team riders Scotty James and Yuki Kadno shredding it.
We also watched the men’s final in the super pipe that was incredible! They are amazing athletes!
Definitely had the time of my life! Here are a few snaps for you to check out!
Mikaela for RHS
Body Surfing is back....hang on, did it ever leave?!
We have some awesome Hand Planes in our Hobart Store including 'TIGER FISH' Body Surfing Hand Planes by Tassie's own Leigh Steven.
'Founding father of commercial surfboard building in Tasmania, Leigh Steven, is at the forefront of the resurgence of hand shaped surfboards' - Smorgasboarder - Nov/Dec 2013.
He has not limited himself to just surfboards - his creativity has led him to an in-demand range of wood and high-end fibreglass hand planes.
He says they are 'hard to describe how well they perform until you try one!'.
For more info on Leigh Steven - check out his facebook page here.
Bek from our Hobart Store also found this sweet video where Cyrus Sutton describes hand planes perfectly!
Know Your Odds Skate, Scoot and BMX
Burnie Skate Park –
Know your odds Skate, Scoot and BMX
On Saturday 1st March ‘Know your Odd’s’ held a Skate, Scoot and BMX comp at Burnie Skate Park which we sponsored. There was over $1000 worth of prizes donated by Red Herring Surf up for grabs for contestants who made it through to the finals.
The first day of Autumn started with an early rise and a drive up from Hobart. A few coffees and a beautiful sunrise later we had made it to Burnie and had set up for a day in the Sun.
Entries opened at 10am and the heats started at 11am. First up were the scoot heats which had about 20 entries. Next were the BMX heats with a few favourites in the mix and finally the Skate heats with the youngest entry being just 7 years old.
We had 2 very keen guys who volunteered to be the MC’s for the day. They busted out some of their very own hip hop lyrics and tunes which made the day that much more enjoyable.
The heats were judged by fellow riders giving scores out of 20 for various tricks and moves.
Know Your Odd’s provided refreshments throughout the day which kept the crowd going as most were in for the long haul.
The best competitors from each heat made it through to the finals were they battled it out for some awesome Red Herring Surf prizes.
There were some great supporters in the crowd, loving the free Red Herring Surf Stickers They left STOKED! with the day’s events and with their rides all stickered up!
We had a great day at the skate park – the weather was awesome and the talent just topped off the day’s fun in the sun!
Red Herring Surf team rider Brooke Mason was spotted out in the surf at the Pass in Byron Bay. After her 5 hour session, a quick text and she was in Surf Central Byron Bay getting her first cake of a Matunas warm water wax.....another young positive surfer taking immediate action to green up her surf sessions...Nice work Brooke!
In 1998 the founder and owner Matthew Mattoon with a background in chemistry and coming from a family of farmers invented the world's first certified organic surfwax. Recycling used tuna cans as molds from the nearby factory, Matt would use these as the first molds for the organic blend of surfwax that would only use certified organic plants and ingredients from the 25 acre family farm in Santa Cruz, California, USA. The name Matunas was born since the owner's last name is Mattoon and he was using tuna cans as the surfwax molds; he combined the two, and that is how Matunas came about. Growing all the ingredients and cultivating them from start to finish, the organic blend of surfwax using organic jasmine, clay, raspberries, and apricot tree sap etc., and making sure performance would not be compromised, Matunas organic surfwax was born. "Creating sustainable organic products without compromising quality," is the motto the company lives by.
Years later after ramping up production everything is still hand poured on the farm using organic grown ingredients straight from the family farm, and the company is run by friends and family today.
Coastrider Surf Academy
On a sunny Sunday in early Feb, the crew at Red Herring Surf Hobart got together after work to go for a group surfing lesson. It was sort of a late Christmas party as we didn’t get a chance to all get together over the festive season as things always seem to get a bit hectic at that time of year.
Gabes and Will organised the afternoon with Jono from Coastrider Surf Academy and all the crew were keen to get involved! We all piled into the cars and set off from Hobart headed for Clifton Beach to catch the last of the waves before sunset.
When we arrived, Jono kitted us out with some wetties and it was straight to the beach for the lesson. After a quick rundown we were all keen to get into the water and give it a go.
For some it was their first time surfing but this didn’t seem to have any impact. Bek was first to catch a wave and stood up first time! Yew! Gabes our manager showed us all how it was done standing up every time! She was awesome!
Jono was a great instructor and gave us some handy techniques to get all the crew up and going. After a bit of practice we all got the hang of it (with only a few wipe outs to be seen!)
After a couple of hours in the water we were all stoked with how the lesson had gone and would definitely recommend Coastriders to someone up for some fun in the surf. Why not check out their website www.coastrider.com.au and give surfing a go! Here at RHS we can agree with Jono’s motto of ‘get stoked, go surfing’ which fits in extremely well with Red Herring Surfs mission statement ‘Stoked’.
The afternoon ended with some well deserved beers and a picnic on the beach. A special thanks goes out to Victor our General Manager who was there showing his support and was completely stoked with our efforts. Check out some of our photos from the day!
Here is a killer clip of Kyuss King surfing Lowers, Uppers, locals spots and some skating in bewteen his 2 month trip to the USA last year.
We think he is pretty cool!