Articles tagged with "Bob McTavish"

Bob McTavish Legends Trip in the Maldives

Posted by: on August 22nd, 2012

How awesome would it be to hang out with Bob McTavish on a surf trip? The legend himself on a luxury boat in the Maldives, in the remote outer atolls. We have only 2 spots left in a private cabin each due to a late cancellation, so here is your chance. You will also have a pro photographer to capture every priceless memory for you.

The Perfect Wave Surf Experience is very excited to introduce “Legends Trips”. As we work with the best surf operators in the world, we thought we should hook them up with  best surfers in the world. Bob McTavish isn’t just one of those surfers he is also one of the best shapers in the business. And to boot he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. So if you want to hang out with Bob on a luxury launch in the Maldives and surf, talk surf and live surf, then check this trip out.


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Bombora: The Story of Australian Surfing

Posted by: on March 20th, 2009
Bombora poster

Bombora poster

Screen Australia chose the Bondi Icebergs for its gala launch of Bombora, a two-part TV series that aims to tell the definitive history of surfing in Australia.

As the last rays of the setting sun illuminated the offshore but tiny waves of south Bondi, Producer and Director Paul Clarke invited Bob McTavish, one of the series’ star interviewees to preface the showing with a few remarks.

Your correspondent whipped out his trusty phone cam and captured the inimitable Mr McTavish’s amusing musings on surf addiction (see below).

Then it was on with the first episode. We see some very cool early footage of Australian beach culture and early surfin’ (check out the water shots from Waikiki c. 1920), but this effort is much more than a worthy recitation of surf history. I think it really gives the viewer a persuasive picture of how surfing naturally took root in a place where beach culture was rapidly coming into being – namely the east coast of Australia.

The deft intercutting of interviews, the judicious blending of archival footage and not over the top re-enactment along with Jack Thompson’s dulcet narration, come together in what strikes me as a well edited and pacey history. Film of course is the most collaborative of all the arts, so it’s generally pretty pointless to single out any one person’s contribution. That said, I think the writers (Paul Clarke, Nick Carroll and Greg Appel) deserve a significant share of the credit for giving the production such a robust and coherent structure.

This is a fine piece of work and I’m looking forward to seeing it again on Thursday the 26th of March at 830 pm on ABC1.


Bob McTavish in store next week to launch 2009 range

Posted by: on October 8th, 2008

McTavish surfboards in conjunction with Global Surf Industries are excited to announce that Bob McTavish will be visiting Sydney next week to launch the 2009 range of boards. This range features new models and a new technology.

New Longboard models include the F4 and Fireball Evolution. The new technology sees three models now available in Global Surf Industries exclusive SLX construction. This super lightweight EPS/Epoxy layup makes the board really come alive.

If you would like to meet Bob and talk surfboards then come along to:

SurfCulture – Bondi Junction – Friday 17th Oct – 6 – 9pm

Bennett’s Surfboards – Brookvale – Saturday 18th – Oct 9am – 12 noon

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