Oliver and Dougal Shaw have been riding waves since they were born. Pretty much. Growing up in Central Queensland, it was never going to be an early road to success. Whatever that means. Making something out of what you love I suppose.
Post life as a kid. Or at least a younger kid. Oli spent a year or so doing some pro longboard contests. That wasn’t going to work. So he studied a business course and spent a few years working the corporate ladder. That didn’t work. So he packed the bag and got lost on the other side of the world for a year. He came home and realized there’s not a lot that beats the feeling of catching a wave. The ocean, salt, air, trim lining – it’s all pure fucking bliss. Then he figured he has two legs and two arms so he’s going to have a crack of making something out of this love affair. And, he’s now committed to it, confident. Trimming and riding the nose, traveling, writing and being creative – Keep posted for his own personal blog.
Dougs. The smart one and he’s always shredded. He spent his last year or so amongst the general school work either in the surfing class at Palm Beach high or ripping the boys new home break of D’bah. He then also went into the sales side of life and realized that definitely wasn’t going to work so, aside of realizing a bit of his artistic talent, he packed his bags a little earlier than Oli and hit the overseas travel. He then came home to join Oli on their year long adventure through Europe/UK. Not only has Doug’s been working on his music and art but he’s been styling on the log on his back hand since he got back home to Rainbow bay. Keep posted for Doug’s personal blog coming soon, with a shit load of creative stuff he’s been doing.
Check the newly returned lad’s shredding the logs below, pictures courtesy of Gypsy kid Productions.
Inspired by lazybox: We’ll post a photo a day to keep our inspiration at bay, dreaming of the next day we’ll throw the back pack on and be on our way.
Here in South East Queensland, Australia, the weather has been rather dreary and grey for summer’s day. So I started to reminisce of our lazy time in Bath, England, it too was dreary and grey but full of inspiration. It reminded me to look around even when it’s a little miserable and see the air is still and clear, the trees are green and flowers full of colour. So,
Here’s seven photographs of the week to make up for the last seven days. They were taken last year whilst the Lazybox team was checking out life in England, enduring a winter in the historic city of Bath. These photographs showcase the beauty of the Avon river, a network of canals that wind through England, a truly unique and simply beautiful lifestyle that some people lead living on long boats. These were taken just down the road from our humble English abode. Enjoy. Oli x
A classic little surf Adventure showcasing the Spanish lifestyle as we weave through a centuries old village. The Lazybox team spent a month is Spain last year, found some all-time waves and loved the relaxed culture and beautiful country-side. We’ll be showcasing some photographs and stories in Lazybox Issue #3.
Ahh this makes me want to go back to the Rockys so bad! Lazyboxers Toby Fitzgerald and Dougal Shaw living the dream. Complete bliss, utter freedom. Endless hills for the longboard in the summer, endless hills for the snowboard in the winter. Can it get any better?
We are struggling to find words to describe
this feeling right now.
One word seems fitting, Euphoria.
We’ve spent the last five months filling this issue of LAZYBOX , fixing it’s holes and perfecting it’s form.
And now it’s just a click away.
It may not be perfect. No, it is fucking perfect. It’s tangible. It’s real.
It’s no longer an imaginary box floating around in our minds.
The idea from the beginning was always about staying inspired, meeting inspirational people
and sharing that feeling with someone else.
We really hope that feeling transmits.
And if you dig, please share the love.
That’s what it’s all about, people.
Oliver & Dougal Shaw
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