Today began the adventures of the Suit Men. Matt, a real estate agent by trade spends 6 days a week in a suit. Matt is the ‘Suit man’. On the other hand, adventurer by trade, I spend about 6 day a year in a suit.

We drove down to Broulee North to do a little surfing in our suits. It was one of those things on the ‘must do’ list and well, today was a good day. As we unpacked the boards, we got some strange looks and had a good conversation with one of the locals about our adventure.

Ozzie was our photographer and Adam was our support team. Without further rambles, here are photos from our suit surfing adventure!

As a final note, I will point out that 100% wool suits hold a lot of water. I wouldn’t be surprised if the full suit held 20 liters of water. It was extremely hard to paddle to catch the waves and on the occasions we did, standing up was another big challenge.

Happy Surfing!

By | 2016-10-15T23:22:04+00:00 January 22nd, 2011|Adventures|14 Comments

About the Author:

Korske is a Canberra-based adventurer, entrepreneur and photographer passionate about inspiring the heart of adventure in young people. He is the Director of World Photo Day, an international event that embraces a passion for photography and its ability to inspire communities. Away from the screen, you'll find Korske out Surfing, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Rock Climbing and Wood Working.


  1. Nick January 23, 2011 at 5:07 am - Reply

    This. Is. Amazing.

    Hope the suits survived ok!

    20 litres! I’m glad you didn’t drown with all that weight 😉

    • Korske Ara January 23, 2011 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      Not sure about the suits. I need to hang it out to dry, I’m not too keen to take it to a dry cleaner for fear of rebuke!

      No drowning but boy was it hard to stand with the extra weight though!

  2. Chelsea January 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Very cool! I imagine you would have gotten some very strange looks!
    I have to ask, were the suits destroyed after that?

    • Korske Ara January 23, 2011 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      I’m not sure… It’s still sitting in my car… soaking wet, a day later! 😛

    • Adam January 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      We had one guy with his two kids come up to us while we were taking photos and ask us what was going on. His kids had been guessing what Matt or Korske were up to, and they’d decided one of them was getting married 🙂

      And yeah, lots of people kept looking at us, was quite funny!

  3. Stewart January 23, 2011 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    The Dry cleaner inside of me wants to slap you.

    • Korske Ara January 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      … and there’s that rebuke.

      • Stewart January 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm - Reply

        You were waiting for it weren’t you. Maybe even asking for it! 😛

        Seriously though, you have my tut of disapproval on behalf of a great suit!

  4. Ian January 24, 2011 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Hey Korske, cool, but why no tie?

    • Nick January 27, 2011 at 4:55 am - Reply

      Hey, doing this to wool is bad enough, but silk too? Too much.

  5. Tanya January 24, 2011 at 11:49 am - Reply

    I LOVE THIS!!!! Too good 🙂 Thanks for sharing it!

  6. Kathy February 17, 2011 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Yeah – this is awesome, Korske! What a great idea! We all have those quirky things we’d like to someday do for fun – but you guys actually did it! Puts the rest of us to shame! 🙂 (Hope the suits survived!)

    • Korske Ara February 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm - Reply

      Quirky ideas always make for good photos. Turning your car into a tea-pot could be cool. Spout on the bonnet.

      Do it in winter and incorporate a bucket of hot water in the spout so it looks like it’s steaming.

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