Stuart Gibson is a photographer from Tasmania. Stu's powerful photography is captured both from on land and in the water, making his collection diverse and 'in the momen'. Stu's ability to maintain timing and composition in heavy situations is awe-inspiring to say the least, yet his humble attitude earns him respect amongst his peers and the surf industry. To check out more amazing photo's head to www.stugibson.net
As a learner you should always start on a softboard (known as foamies). Foamies come in array of sizes ranging from 6'0 – 8'0. Depending on your weight and balance skill level, will determine what size you will require...
The turtle roll allows you to get past the breaking waves and out the back. Tanuki will demonstrate how to perform the turtle roll. Only paddle out the back when you have mastered catching broken waves and are confident with your swimming. Riding un-broken waves is a whole new challenge and requires some surf knowledge...
Duckdiving is your ticket to surfing in the line-up. Surfers make this move look very easy, however if you are just starting out it is not a simple move. Tanuki will show you the basic duckdive so you can get out there and practice...